9 - 12 Beginning Piano Version: 11-12


 
Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Music

Strand: Skills and Techniques/Performance


 
MHSBP.1
Singing alone and with others, through a varied repertoire of music
Element: MHSBP.1a
Sing to match pitch and adjust intonation.
Element: MHSBP.1b
Sing simple melodies to demonstrate an understanding of phrasing.
 

 
MHSBP.2
Performing on instruments, alone and with others through a varied repertoire of music
Element: MHSBP.2a
Demonstrate charateristic playing position, posture, fingering techniques, and hand and arm motion.
Element: MHSBP.2b
Demonstrate proper warm-up techniques through playing at least one octave of all major scales, minor scales appropriate to repertoire, the chromatic scale,and technical exerciese that increase playing agility and strength including basic cadences and cross-hand arpeggios.
Element: MHSBP.2c
Use the following skills to perform appropriate music literature: dynamic expression, appropriate phrasing and articulation, style, balance, steady tempo, and rhythmic accuracy.
Element: MHSBP.2d
Use context cues to sight-read music literature one level below performance level.
 

 
MHSBP.3
Reading and notating music
Element: MHSBP.3a
Utilize a counting system and pitch learning procedure to read music appropriate to ability.
Element: MHSBP.3b
Identify, describe, and incorporate music vocabulary and symbols for pitch, key signatures, rhythm, dynamics, tempo, articulation, expression, and direction (including repeat signs, da capo, etc.) into individual and ensemble performances.
Element: MHSBP.3c
Notate rhythms and melodies utilizing a dictation method.
Element: MHSBP.3d
Read and notate music using software.
 

Strand: Creative Expression and Communication


 
MHSBP.4
Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments
Element: MHSBP.4a
Improvise rhythmic patterns by clapping, singing, or playing an instrument.
Element: MHSBP.4b
Improvise a melody or variation of a melody using a five-note diatonic, pentatonic, or blues scale.
Element: MHSBP.4c
Improvise a rhythmic ostinato to be performed with a melody.
 

 
MHSBP.5
Composing and arranging music within secified guideilnes
Element: MHSBP.5a
Compose rhythmic exercises and short melodies using traditional notations which incorporate the use of dynamics.
Element: MHSBP.5b
Set short phrases and texts to music.
 

Strand: Critical Analysis/Investigation


 
MHSBP.6
Listening to, analyzing, and describing music
Element: MHSBP.6a
Analyze and describe a musical score in terms of melodic intervals, rhythmic structure, and musical form.
Element: MHSBP.6b
Listen to and analyze a musical recording or video in terms of form, voicing, and dynamics contrast.
Element: MHSBP.6c
Utilize writing skills to describe the elements of music and the emotions and thoughts that music communicates.
 

 
MHSBP.7
Evaluating music and music performances
Element: MHSBP.7a
Listen to and evaluate a piano performance with attention to accuracy of pitch and rhythm, technique, dynamics, and other expressive qualities.
Element: MHSBP.7b
Define and apply commendable performer etiquette, audience etiquette, and active listening in performance settings.
 

Strand: Cultural and Historical Context


 
MHSBP.8
Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts
Element: MHSBP.8a
Describe how music relates to fine arts and other disciplines.
Element: MHSBP.8b
Compare similarities and differences in the contextual meaning of common terms used in music, art, dance, and drama.
 

 
MHSBP.9
Understanding music in relation to history and culture
Element: MHSBP.9a
Describe the characteristics of music from different cultures.
Element: MHSBP.9b
Identify genres, styles, adn composers within specific historical and cultural contexts.
Element: MHSBP.9c
Identify repertoire that represents various periods, composers, cultures, styles, and genres.
Element: MHSBP.9d
Explain the history of the piano.
 

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