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Online Music Theory exams in November

If you have candidates taking online Music Theory exams on 10 November, make sure you have sent them their login details and the online checklist link included in the same email as the log in details. They will need these well before the exam to: read the online checklist, download the exam software, run through the pre-exam set up and log in to test the practice questions. On the day of the exam the practice questions will not be available via the software but can also be found here under ‘More free resources’ . Candidates should open the software 15-30 minutes before the exam start time to run through the pre-exam set up. The live test will then be available at the exam start time. If you are a parent and do not have your child’s login details yet, contact the person who booked the exam.

Grade 6 Clarinet

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Pieces

Pieces element: first piece

This is the first of three pieces the candidate chose to perform in her Grade 6 Clarinet exam.

The candidate is playing Saint-Saëns' Allegro animato: 2nd movt from Sonata in Eb, Op. 167 (A3 from the Clarinet  syllabus for 2014).

Use the marking criteria on-screen while you watch and assess this section. Mark the performance by selecting the relevant button below.

Marking criteria

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Distinction
Merit
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Below Pass
  • Pitch Highly accurate notes and intonation
  • Time Fluent, with flexibility where appropriate
  • Time Rhythmic character well conveyed
  • Tone Well projected
  • Tone Sensitive use of tonal qualities
  • Shape Expressive, idiomatic musical shaping and detail
  • Performance Assured
  • Performance Fully committed
  • Performance Vivid communication of character and style
  • Pitch Largely accurate notes and intonation
  • Time Sustained, effective tempo
  • Time Good sense of rhythm
  • Tone Mainly controlled and consistent
  • Tone Good tonal awareness
  • Shape Clear musical shaping, well-realised detail
  • Performance Positive
  • Performance Carrying musical conviction
  • Performance Character and style communicated
  • Pitch Generally correct notes
  • Pitch Sufficiently reliable intonation to maintain tonality
  • Time Suitable tempo
  • Time Generally stable pulse
  • Time Overall rhythmic accuracy
  • Tone Generally reliable
  • Tone Adequate tonal awareness
  • Shape Some realisation of musical shape and/or detail
  • Performance Generally secure, prompt recovery from slips
  • Performance Some musical involvement
  • Pitch Frequent note errors
  • Pitch Insufficiently reliable intonation to maintain tonality
  • Time Unsuitable and/or uncontrolled tempo
  • Time Irregular pulse
  • Time Inaccurate rhythm
  • Tone Uneven and/or unreliable
  • Tone Inadequate tonal awareness
  • Shape Musical shape and detail insufficiently conveyed
  • Performance Insecure, inadequate recovery from slips
  • Performance Insufficient musical involvement

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