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Music 1 Performance band descriptions

The typical performance in this band:

Band 6

  • displays extensive knowledge and skills about the concepts of musicand of music as an art form in a variety of cultural and historical contexts
  • displays extensive understanding of the concepts of music in a diverse range of aural experiences
  • communicates a comprehensive understanding of the concepts of music and makes extensive musical observations on the chosen topic
  • performs with a high level of technical skill and stylistic interpretation
  • composes with a high level of stylistic understanding and musical discrimination

Band 5

  • displays detailed knowledge and skills about the concepts of music and of music as an art form in a variety of cultural and historical contexts
  • displays a detailed understanding of the concepts of music in a diverse range of aural experiences
  • communicates a thorough understanding of the concepts of music and makes detailed musical observations on the chosen topic
  • performs with sustained technical skill and an understanding of style
  • composes with a thorough stylistic understanding and musical discrimination

Band 4

  • displays sound knowledge and skills about the concepts of music and of music as an art form in a variety of cultural and historical contexts
  • displays a clear understanding of the concepts of music in a diverse range of aural experiences
  • communicates a clear understanding of the concepts of music and makes sound musical observations on the chosen topic
  • performs with sound technical skill and a sense of style
  • composes with a sound stylistic understanding

Band 3

  • displays basic knowledge and skills about the concepts of music and of music as an art form in a variety of cultural and historical contexts
  • displays a basic understanding of the concepts of music across a range of aural experiences
  • communicates a basic understanding of the concepts of music and makes musical observations on the chosen topic
  • performs with a basic technical skill and an inconsistent awareness of style
  • composes with a basic stylistic understanding

Band 2

  • displays limited knowledge and skills about the concepts of music and of music as an art form in a variety of cultural and historical contexts
  • displays a simplistic understanding of the concepts of music in aural experiences
  • communicates a limited understanding of the concepts of music and simple musical observations on the chosen topic
  • performs with a limited interpretive and technical skill
  • composes with a limited stylistic understanding

Band 1

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