Level 9 AVERAGE Description

1.  tonality - pretty much anything goes!

2.  meter/rhythm - lots of metric modulation

3.  advanced italian and english vocabulary

4.  DV - 2nd-6th 181-200 (8ths) constant notes, no motion; 141-160 (16ths) 3-6 strokes, no motion; 7th-8th 161-180 (8ths) contsant with some wrist turns; 141-160 (16ths) 2 strokes, same notes

5.  SI - 121-140 (16th) 2-4 strokes, 1-2 manual changes/bar; 171-180 linear lines

6.  SA - 7th-8th 101-120 (16ths) no motion; 161-180 (8ths) lots ofmotion, 181-200 some motion; 2nds/unison 181-200 same manual; 8+ 181-200 no motion

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

8.  Triple strokes - 3rd-6th 161-180 lots of motion, 181-200 som emotion; 2nds 141-160 same manual, 181-200 between manuals; 7th-8th 121-140 lots of motion, 141-160 some motion, 161-180 no motion; 8+ 141-160 no motion

9.  Combination strokes - non-lateral strokes, 3rd-5th DV/SI 121-140 (16ths); 181-200 linear line SI/DL/TS; Lateral/non-lateral SI/SA 181-200 (8ths)

10. Independence - overlapping alberti bass - changing notes, SI Roll

11.  Rolls - SI, 2nd/unison in LH

12.  Average Duration - 5:30

Level 9 Repertoire

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

 

Original Solos

Northern Lights by Eric Ewazen

Variations on Lost Love, Part 1 by David Maslanka

Two Movements for Marimba, Mvt II by Tanaka

Cameleon by Eric Sammut

Prelude 10 and 12 by Raymond Helble