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- Ability to comfortably play in a basic range of the instrument, specifically:
Brass students: Ability to play in a 1 complete octave range and be working towards 1 and 1/2 octaves
Woodwind students: Ability to play in a 1 and 1/2 octave range and be working towards 2 octaves
Flutes should know all fingerings through 3rd octave G.
- Ability to maintain a steady inner pulse
- Ability to perform basic rhythms including whole, half, quarter, eighth, and some sixteenth note patterns.
Ability to produce a good basic tone with breath support.
Ability to perform basic articulations including clean attacks, staccato, legato, slur.
Ability to use basic dynamics including f and p.
Ability to demonstrate a basic awareness of intonation.
Ability to demonstrate understanding of 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, and cut time meters, and familiarity with 6/8 meter.
Ability to perform any two scales, at any tempo, in a one octave range.