Processes are moderate in range, established and familiar, employing basic operational skills using readily available information. These are applied in directed activities which are supervised by the teacher. Learners have some responsibility for quantity and quality.
Examiners will use these criteria in assessing all level 2 entrants.
Comfortable and well balanced posture and comfortable relationship with the instrument.
Appropriate and comfortable hand and arm position with fingers close to the keys.
Technical facility, sufficient to allow:
Developing independence of the fingers
Systematic fingering in scales and arpeggios
Developing controlled co-ordination of the hands and tongue
Controlled, clear, even legato and tone
Accurate and prompt performance from memory of all technical work
at the minimum tempo or faster
A developing sense of pulse to allow accurate performance of rhythmic figures
Accurate and fluent performance of pieces with appropriate breath control and tone
Awareness and control of dynamics and tempo
The ability to articulate legato and staccato textures as required
Awareness of phrasing
Generally secure intonation and breath support.
A developing awareness of fine pitch discrimination.
A developing ability of vibrato.
To demonstrate the ability to tune the instrument.