music guidance survey
If preferred (or if you have multiple children), students can take the Music Guidance Survey using the printable version of the Music Guidance Survey and listening to the clips below. THEN, input your student’s answers into the online Preliminary Music Evaluation section of the your Open House Registration form afterward.
Music Evaluations, which include an online Music Guidance Survey, help us evaluate your child and determine which instrument your child may enjoy playing based on their musical aptitude, abilities, and interests. Students should complete the Music Guidance Survey without assistance from others. Assisting your child with the answers will prevent us from effectively gauging their musical aptitude.
This is the Selmer Music Guidance survey. The survey is divided into four parts including recorded examples of Pitch (Part A), Harmony (Part B), Melody (Part C), and Rhythm (Part D). Please listen to the instructions below, then complete each part.
PART A: PITCH INTRO
The first section is on Pitch. On the recording, you will hear several pairs of musical tones, you are to judge whether the second tone is the same as the first or whether it is higher (H), the same (S), or lower (L).
Listen to the examples from the Pitch Intro, then complete the entire section.
PART B: HARMONY INTRO
Now we are ready for the second part of the survey and this one uses chords. A chord is a combination of three or more tones played together. Remember, changing a single note changes the whole chord, so if you hear any change at all, you should choose (D), otherwise, choose (S) for same.
Listen to the examples from the Harmony Intro, then complete the entire section.
PART C: MELODY INTRO
In the third part of the survey, you will hear a combination of four tones played one after the other which form a melody. After a short rest, you will hear the second group of tones and you were to decide if the second group is the same as (S) or different (D) from the first.
Listen to the examples from the Melody Intro, then complete the entire section.
PART D: RHYTHM INTRO
Now, here’s the last part of the survey. This section uses rhythms. Many students think this is the easiest of all. On the recording you will hear a rhythmic figure and, after a short rest, a second one. Again, you will choose (S) for same and (D) for different.
Listen to the examples from the Rhythm Intro, then complete the entire section.