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Level 1 Music

Level 1 music is defined as:

  • Meters: 4/4, C (Common time), 3/4, and 2/4
  • Notes and/or rest values: whole, half, dotted half and quarter notes
  • Rhythmic Elements: no subdivision of beats, simple use of ties
  • Techniques: ring, shoulder damp, shake, thumb damp, echo, matellato, swing and ring-touch – all with adequate preparation time
  • No accidentals changes
  • Dynamic Levels: all from pp to ff, with limited use of crescendo or diminuendo
  • Tempo: slow to moderate