Candidates may be asked to
Grade 1 & 2
Name all basic notational elements
Explain why this piece is liked.
Describe the mood or character using simple descriptive words.
Identify intervals by number up to 5th
Describe the mood and character using descriptive terminology.
Identify contrasts of mood within pieces.
Discuss pictoral or descriptive element in the music.
Identify intervals by number up to 8ve
Demonstrate basic knowledge of the composer of the music including nationality and dates.
Demonstrate a basic understanding of the workings of the instrument, and its parts.
Identify intervals up to and including an octave by number and type i.e. a Major 2nd etc
Demonstrate knowledge of basic formal structures i.e contrasting or repeated sections
Identify principal modulations i.e. by naming key or it's relationship to the home key
Identify major and minor chords as occurring in the music as chords or melodic patterns.
Identify the historical period of the music performed