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Music 2 Performance Band descriptions

The typical performance in this band:

Band 6

  • displays extensive knowledge, skills and understanding of music in social, cultural and historical contexts and of music as an art form
  • makes high level musical observations reflecting comprehensive musical experiences
  • demonstrates excellent development of ideas, musical discrimination and stylistic understanding in composition
  • performs with expertise displaying stylistic interpretation and a high level of technical skill
  • demonstrates comprehensive analytical skills supported by an excellent understanding of the musical concepts

Band 5

  • displays detailed knowledge, skills and understanding of music in social, cultural and historical contexts and of music as an art form
  • makes detailed musical observations reflecting diverse musical experiences
  • demonstrates successful development of ideas, stylistic and technical competence in composition
  • performs stylistically with musical sensitivity and technical accomplishment
  • displays detailed analytical skills supported by a thorough understanding of the musical concepts

Band 4

  • displays sound knowledge, skills and understanding of music in social, cultural and historical contexts and of music as an art form
  • makes sound musical observations based on broad musical experiences
  • demonstrates musical merit and stylistic awareness in composition
  • performs with musical style and proficiency
  • demonstrates broad analytical skills based on a good understanding of the musical concepts with stylistic inconsistencies

Band 3

  • displays basic knowledge, skills and understanding of music in social, cultural and historical contexts and of music as an art form
  • makes musical observations based on their musical experiences
  • demonstrates inconsistent musical merit and stylistic awareness in composition
  • performs competently but inconsistently
  • demonstrates basic analytical skills and understanding of the musical concepts

Band 2

  • displays limited knowledge, skills and understanding of music in social, cultural and historical contexts and of music as an art form
  • makes simple musical observations
  • demonstrates limited musical merit in composition
  • performs with limited interpretive and technical skills
  • demonstrates limited analytical skills and simple understanding of the musical concepts

Band 1

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