Processes are limited in range, repetitive and familiar, employing recall and a narrow range of knowledge and cognitive skills. These are applied in activities which are closely supervised by the teacher.
Examiners will use these criteria in assessing all level 1 entrants.
Comfortable and well balanced posture
Appropriate hand and arm position with fingers held close to the keys.
Beginning to acquire:
Independent articulation of the fingers
Systematic fingering in scales
Accurate and prompt performance from memory of all technical work
Performance of the technical work at the minimum tempo or faster
Awareness of underlying pulse in the pieces
Awareness of the dynamic range of the instrument
Accurate and fluent performance of pieces
Awareness and control of dynamics, tempo and articulations