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Work Sample : Jessie

Activity : Music: Composing for performance

    Music: Composing for performance - Jessie : Grade Commentary

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Jessie has demonstrated an adequate level of competence in organising musical ideas but there is a discrepancy between the performance and the written notation. A variety of tuned and untuned instruments have been used but these have not been indicated on the score. Pitch, dynamics and duration have been adequately demonstrated in the performance but the written notation lacks these details. The piece does not use a strict pentatonic scale but some understanding of this is evident. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade C standard at the end of Stage 2.

Grade C

The student has a sound knowledge and understanding of the main areas of content and has achieved an adequate level of competence in the processes and skills.

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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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