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Self-directed Study Sheet 33

Nicholas listens to repeated sounds

  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. Formative assessment: Suggest a Sounds of Intent Level, Domain & Element
  4. Summative assessment: Suggest a summative assessment (Domain, Level, E•A•X)

Nicholas listens intently to repeated pitches on the piano, the flute and the voice. He anticipates the voice (’Ma, ma, ma, ma’), and when the sound comes, it makes him giggle. This suggests that he can process simple patterns in sound of repeated notes. The fact that it is the note being repeated that he is particularly attending to (rather than the regular beat) is suggested by his own (rhythmically irregular) vocalisation.

Domain, Level, Element:

R.3.A … recognises and responds to the repetition of sounds

Summative assessment:

R.3.Emerging … consistently reacts to one type of simple pattern in sound