The marks for the songs are made up of three different assessment areas:
Criteria include the following elements:
Songs 1 & 2
Song 3 Technical focus
Fluency & Musical Detail
Sense of pulse, synchronisation with backing track, continuity, rhythm, notes, dynamics, phrasing, articulation
All instruments and Vocals:
balance, tone, sound quality, co-ordination, expressive shaping of phrases, use of instrumental resources
Bass & Guitar:
bends, slides, vibrato, use of fx pedals and amp
stick control, rudiments, posture, independence of hands and feet, use of the kit
pedalling, fingering, use of function keys
breathing, diction, intonation, use of microphone
Communication & Style
Giving a confident performance, being musically engaged, feel and expression, communicating the musical mood and character, demonstrating stylistic awareness in ad libs, fills, improvised bars and solos
Candidates choose one of the two Session skills. Each is marked out of 20:
How accurately and fluently the candidate performs the music
How effectively the candidate creates an original response to a backing track
TOTAL MARKS AVAILABLE
Below Pass 1
Below Pass 2
You’ll find more details about the marking criteria on the Syllabus page.
The Rock & Pop team were in Frankfurt at Musikmesse last week with the full set of Rock & Pop songbooks.
Clash of the Bands is back and bigger and better than ever!
The Rock & Pop team headed to London Olympia over the weekend to take part in the London Bass Guitar Show.