Music – Reflection

Responding – December ’19

Scale Warmups/Theory Test/Start of Year
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Tiffany Yaury
Discuss your practice routines and development on your instrument. *
Since it is my first time playing the clarinet, I started off with the basics. I played individual notes starting with the lower notes as it is relatively easy and later practiced with higher notes. Later, when I am more familiar with playing the notes, I would play the easier pieces, allowing myself to follow the band during practices. Afterwards, I would practice the parts that relatively hard. However, parts that are played really quickly and have complicated rhythm, I would try but usually cannot play during the band. I would also mark the notes that I cannot play properly and practice more on those parts. Overall, I think I have done my very best to play the clarinet.
How successful were you at your theory test? Discuss the concepts that you did not master. *
I think I did my best in the theory test. Although there is much more to improve, the score was acceptable. Although I have passed my theory test, I am still very unfamiliar with key signatures and scales. I don’t have sections that did not master but instead, most of my scores are deducted because of careless mistakes, such as forgetting to natural, flat or sharp the notes. I could have checked the answers before handing in the test paper, in order to make sure I don’t have any careless mistakes which will deduct my marks.
What are your strategies to improve results in the subsequent months? *
There are many ways to improve my results, for example revising earlier, so that I can ask questions during class when I am unsure with anything. This way there is more time to prepare and revise and ensure that I understand every part that we have learnt. I can also do more practice to minimize the risk of having careless mistakes during the test. I can either redo the worksheets that we did as homework as revision, or I can find more worksheets related to our test topics and do more practice.
How do you show the IB Learner Profile in the music class? *
I show inquirer in IB Learner Profile in music class. I asked questions when I am confused. Sometimes I will get confused with some of the theory and I would ask to teacher to repeat. I would also ask friends for help when I am confused, and we would discuss and figure out the solution. I also reflect on my work, showing the reflective in the IB Learner Profile. I would read my work and understand what to improve next time. If I have a chance to redo, I will also redo it in order to improve my score.