Work Sample : Bailey

Activity : Music: Composing for performance

    Music: Composing for performance - Bailey : Grade Commentary

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Bailey has displayed a thorough understanding of the concepts of structure and pitch. There is evidence of a high level of competence in organising musical ideas. A solfa system has been used to represent pitch but there are no symbols to represent duration. The pentatonic scale has been used and the structure is evident through the use of melodic phrases linked to identifiable A, B and C sections. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade B standard at the end of Stage 2.

Grade B

The student has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the content and a high level of competence in the processes and skills. In addition, the student is able to apply this knowledge and these skills to most situations.

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Foundation Statement strands

The following strands are covered in this activity:

  • Music
    Students sing, play and move to music, demonstrating a basic understanding of musical concepts. They organise musical ideas into simple compositions and use understood symbols to represent these. Students listen to a range of music, identifying key features and they make some informed judgements about musical preference.
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