Students will improvise two-measure melodic endings to teacher-selected etudes, method book exercises, and/or repertoire melodies that are two or six measures in length to create a phrase of either four or eight measures. Improvised endings must be consistent in style, meter, and tonality with the composed materials. Sixth-grade students will improvise without an accompaniment. Seventh-grade students will improvise over rhythmic accompaniments. Eighth-grade students will have the option of improvising over rhythmic accompaniments. The provided melodies should vary according to the different competencies expected of students in grades six, seven, and eight.
This assessment requires the assistance of a musically qualified proctor, such as a parent, a music colleague at the school, a student teacher, or another music student, to administer the assessment in the assessment space.
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