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Rock Improv Student Responses

Sample Limited Response

In this performance, the student demonstrates a strong sense of rhythm, although the improvisation received a score of Limited for Melodic Interest and Appeal. The student plays very simple quarter note patterns throughout. In one section of the improvisation, notes are played slightly off-the-beat. However, the student does not include rhythmic figures of any complexity, and the melodies fail to have any overall shape or sense of direction.

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Last updated 29 May 2003 (HM)

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