P5 - D3

Play a range of pieces from different styles and periods that are technically and musically advanced

Continue the holistic approach to learning new pieces by:

  • enabling learners to research background knowledge of style, period, etc.
  • discussing the structure, harmonic language, etc.
  • ensuring that technical skills are applied to the musical context
  • devising related listening exercises that support the learning and memorisation of key features of the music
  • enriching learners’ understanding by structuring improvisations based on ideas from the pieces being learnt
  • providing opportunities for self- and peer-evaluation, using criteria that have been devised by learners themselves

Continue to encourage learners to learn pieces away from the instrument in order to consider the overall character, the shape of phrases, subtleties of tempo, etc.

Continue to suggest appropriate practising strategies.

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