Level 8 AVERAGE Description

1.  tonality - polytonal concepts

2.  meter/rhythm - 4:5 polyrhythm

3.  notation - graphic notation, different size note heads

4.  wingspan - reaches of up to 4.0 octaves

5.  style - angular, Japanese

6.  DV strokes - 2nd-6th 161-180, constant 8ths with 1-2 wrist turns/bar; 141-160 (16ths) 2 strokes, same notes; 7th-8th 161-180 constant, no motion; 121-140 (16ths) 2 strokes, same notes

7.  SI - 101-120 (16th), 2-4 strokes, 1-2 manual changes/bar, 121-140, 2 strokes, no motion

8.  SA - 3rd-6th 101-120 (16ths), lots of motion within bar; 7th-8th 121-160, lots of motion, 181-200 little motion; 2nd/unison 161-180 same manual, 101-120 between manuals; 8+ 161-180 no motion

9.  DL - 3rd-6th 161-180 lots of motion, 181-200 some motion; 2nd 121-140 same manual, 161-180 between manuals; 7th-8th 121-140 lots of motion, 141-160 some motion, 161-180 no motion

10.  Triple Strokes - 3rd-6th 141-160 lots of motion, 161-180 some motion, 181-200 no motion; 2nd 121-140 same manual, 161-180 between manuals; 7th-8th 96-120 lots of motion, 141-160 no motion; 8+ 121-140 no motion

11.  Independence - overlapping alberti bass and SI rolls

12.  Rolls - DL/Ripple - all intervals with more manual movement; SI 2nd/unison in RH

13.  Average Duration - 5'

Level 8 Repertoire

This is a partial list of the analyzed pieces at this level.

 

Original Solos

My Lady White, Mvt. II by Maslanka

Gordon's Bicycle:  Uphill, Downhill by Kevin Bobo

Two Movements for Marimba, Mvt 1 by Tanaka

Doctor Gradus Ad Parnassum by Debussy/arr. Stevens

Polaris by Mark Ford