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Self-directed Study Sheet 7

Context: Ashleigh, who is blind, hard of hearing and on the autism spectrum, is performing in a a concert at the Royal Albert Hall.

  1. Observation: Think about what you see and hear in the video.
  2. Interpretation: What can you reasonably infer about the person's musical engagement?
  3. Assessment: Suggest a Sounds of Intent Level and Domain.

Ashleigh plays the piece fluently and in a stylistically persuasive manner. Her technical proficiency enables her to perform a piece of some complexity from the classical repertoire. The particular technical challenges for a blind pianist of the large leaps in the left hand are overcome. Ashleigh’s engagement with music in this excerpt can be classified as Level 6, Proactive (P.6): ‘performs and/or improvises solos of increasing sophistication persuasively within a given style and/or composes stylistically coherent pieces that are intended to convey particular effects’.