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但是,根據官方和地方政府就新型冠狀病毒病的建議,我們已決定取消澳門的所有術科考試,直至另行通知。此決定將影響已報考2020術科等級考試、文憑考試、合唱和合奏考試的所有考生,但目前不影響樂理考試。基於此決定,我們將為所有已報考術科考試的考生辦理100全數退款。我們的代表處將在適當時候提供進一步的指導。

 

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我們全新以演奏為重點的遠程評估等級考試 將為考生在這非常時期,提供了另一種可以向前邁進的途徑。這個以演奏為重點的考試,無論在考試要求、資格認可和價值各方面,均等同於我們的術科等級考試。兩個考試的曲目和考綱相同,評估標準和質量保證準則一致,並且均由曾接受嚴格訓練的考官進行評估。這全新的考試預計將在今年年底以前,開放予澳門考生報名,他們從即時起可開始為考試進行錄影。請瀏覽我們網頁查閱更多有關考試的資訊

How do we mark exams?

ABRSM exams avoid the potential bias of instrument specialism by:

  • applying universal, non-instrument-specific criteria
  • focusing on the musical outcome, not the technical means behind it!

The marking criteria

The tables below show the marking criteria that will be used by examiners in Jazz exams as of 1 January 2017. Please note that the structure of the exams themselves will not change.

Marking principles

In each element of the exam, ABRSM operates the principle of marking from the required pass mark positively or negatively, rather than awarding marks by deduction from the maximum or addition from zero.

In awarding marks, examiners balance the extent to which the qualities and skills listed below (broadly categorized by pitch, time, tone, shape and performance) are demonstrated and contribute towards the overall musical outcome.

Total marks

Jazz graded music exams are marked out of a total of 150, with:

  • 100 marks required for a Pass
  • 120 marks required for a Merit
  • 130 marks required for a Distinction

A Pass in each individual section of the exam is not required to pass overall.

Tunes

Grades 1-5

Mark

Pitch

Time

Tone

Shape

Performance

Distinction
27–30

  • Highly accurate notes and intonation
  • Solo has stylish and inventive note choices
  • Improvisation shows harmonic awareness
  • Fluent, with flexibility where appropriate
  • Rhythmic character well conveyed throughout
  • Convincing groove in the improvisation
  • Well projected
  • Sensitive use of jazz tonal qualities
  • Expressive, idiomatic musical shaping in the Head
  • Solo has authentic detail
  • Assured
  • Fully committed
  • Vivid communication of character and style
  • Idiomatic embellishment

Merit
24–26

  • Largely accurate notes and intonation
  • Solo has controlled note choices
  • Coherent improvisation
  • Sustained, effective tempo and groove
  • Good sense of rhythm and feel throughout
  • Controlled rhythmic placement in the improvisation
  • Mainly controlled and consistent
  • Good jazz tonal awareness
  • Clear musical shaping in the Head
  • Solo has some expressive variety
  • Positive
  • Carrying musical conviction
  • Character and style communicated
  • Effective embellishment

Pass
20-23

  • Generally correct notes and intonation
  • Solo has some contour
  • Suitable tempo
  • Overall rhythmic accuracy and correct feel
  • Generally stable placement within the Solo
  • Generally reliable
  • Adequate jazz tonal awareness
  • Some realisation of musical shape and/or detail
  • Generally secure, prompt recovery from slips
  • Some musical involvement
  • Embellishment attempted

Below Pass
17-19

  • Frequent note errors and/or unreliable intonation
  • Solo lacks contour
  • Unsuitable and/or uncontrolled tempo
  • Irregular pulse and groove
  • Inaccurate rhythm and/or incorrect feel
  • Uneven and/or unreliable
  • Inadequate jazz tonal awareness
  • Insufficient musical shaping
  • Insecure, inadequate recovery from slips
  • Insufficient musical involvement
  • Ineffective or no embellishment

13-16

  • Largely inaccurate notes and/or intonation
  • Solo lacks coherence
  • Erratic tempo and/or rhythm
  • Groove and feel not established
  • Serious lack of tonal control
  • Musical shape and detail largely unrealised
  • Lacking continuity
  • No musical involvement

10-12

  • Highly inaccurate notes and/or intonation
  • Solo very incoherent or absent
  • Incoherent tempo and/or pulse
  • Groove and feel absent
  • No tonal control
  • No shape
  • Unable to continue for more than a short section

0

  • No work offered
  • No work offered
  • No work offered
  • No work offered
  • No work offered

Other exam elements

Grades 1-5

Mark

Scales and arpeggios

Quick study

Distinction
19–21

  • Highly accurate notes/pitch
  • Fluent and rhythmic
  • Straight/swing feel consistently realised
  • Musically shaped
  • Confident response
  • Highly accurate given material
  • Improvised answer in keeping with style
  • Well-balanced and confident presentation

Merit
17–18

  • Largely accurate notes/pitch
  • Mostly regular flow
  • Straight/swing feel realised
  • Mainly even tone
  • Secure response
  • Broadly accurate given material
  • Controlled improvised answer
  • Largely secure presentation

Pass
14-16

  • Generally correct notes/pitch, despite errors
  • Continuity generally maintained
  • Straight/swing feel attempted
  • Generally reliable tone
  • Cautious response
  • Outline of given material in place
  • Improvised answer has basic contour
  • Cautious presentation

Below Pass
11-13

  • Frequent errors in notes and/or pitch
  • Lacking continuity and/or some items incomplete
  • Straight/swing feel not realised
  • Unreliable tone
  • Uncertain response and/or some items not attempted
  • Given material not sufficiently realised
  • Improvised answer lacking coherence
  • Insecure presentation

7-10

  • Very approximate notes and/or pitch
  • Sporadic and/or frequently incomplete
  • Serious lack of tonal control
  • Very uncertain response and/or several items not attempted
  • Very approximate given material
  • Improvised answer incoherent or absent
  • Very uncertain presentation

0

  • No work offered
  • No work offered

Grades 1-5

Mark

Aural tests

Distinction
17–18

  • Accurate throughout
  • Musically perceptive
  • Confident response

Merit
15–16

  • Strengths significantly outweigh weaknesses
  • Musically aware
  • Secure response

Pass
12-14

  • Strengths just outweigh weaknesses
  • Cautious response

Below Pass
9-11

  • Weaknesses outweigh strengths
  • Uncertain response

6-8

  • Inaccuracy throughout
  • Vague response

0

  • No work offered

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