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Standard 3.Improvises melodies, variations, and accompaniments
  Level Pre-K (Grade Pre-K)
   1. Not appropriate for this level
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   1. Improvises "answers" in the same style to given rhythmic and melodic phrases
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   1. Improvises simple rhythmic and melodic ostinato (repetition of a short musical pattern) accompaniments
   2. Improvises simple rhythmic variations and simple melodic embellishments on familiar melodies
   3. Improvises short songs and instrumental pieces using a variety of sound sources, including traditional sounds (e.g., voices, instruments), nontraditional sounds (e.g., paper tearing, pencil tapping), body sounds (e.g., hands clapping, fingers snapping), and sounds produced by electronic means (e.g., personal computers and basic MIDI devices such as keyboards, sequencers, synthesizers, and drum machines)
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   1. Improvises simple harmonic accompaniments
   2. Improvises melodic embellishments and simple rhythmic and melodic variations on given pentatonic melodies and melodies in major keys
   3. Improvises short melodies, unaccompanied and over given rhythmic accompaniments, in a consistent style (e.g., classical, blues, folk, gospel), meter (e.g., duple, triple), and tonality (e.g., major, pentatonic)
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   1. Improvises stylistically appropriate harmonizing parts
   2. Improvises rhythmic and melodic variations on given pentatonic melodies and melodies in major and minor keys (e.g., folk songs, standard pop songs, hymn tunes)
   3. Improvises original melodies over given chord progressions in a consistent style, meter, and tonality