Contains practice material for Options - the musicianship tests that are part of Music Medals. Options cover a range of skills from improvising to sight-reading and are a means of developing musical understanding and awareness. Designed as a teacher's resource, this book introduces four types of Options and demonstrates the standard required for each of the five Music Medals. Includes practice tests for all four Options: Call & Response, Make a Tune, Question & Answer, and Sight-Reading, with helpful descriptions of the tests and their objectives. Also contains examples of the downloaded pages used in the assessment.
ABRSM is to be commended on these innovative publications that are certain to encourage development of ensemble and musicianship skills.
Australian Music Teacher
The layout of the print music is exceptional. ... It is refreshing to see some new ensemble repertoire available.
Canadian Music Educator
Sometimes regarded with fear and trepidation by classical musicians, these ear-development exercises could be immense fun within a group-teaching format.