6 - 8 Intermediate Guitar Version: 11-12


 
Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Music

Strand: Skills and Techniques/Performance


 
MMSIG.1
Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
Element: MMSIG.1a
Utilize aural skills to match pitch.
Element: MMSIG.1b
Utilize aural skills to sing simple phrases.
 

 
MMSIG.2
Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
Element: MMSIG.2a
Perform with expression and technical accuracy a large and varied repertoire of solo guitar and guitar ensemble literature with a level of difficulty of 1-2 on a scale of 1-4.
Element: MMSIG.2b
Perform music from a variety of musical genres, such as blues, rock, classical, jazz, American and international folk styles, and world.
Element: MMSIG.2c
Demonstrate correct left hand position and finger placement, right hand strumming position with thumb and with pick, posture and instrument position.
Element: MMSIG.2d
Produce a characteristic sound strumming multiple or single strings using a guitar pick and right thumb.
Element: MMSIG.2e
Perform natural note (all natural notes from low E up to G above the staff in treble clef), chromatic (all notes from low E up to G# above the staff in treble clef), and basic blues scales.
Element: MMSIG.2f
Perform simple melodies in C Major and a minor.
Element: MMSIG.2g
Perform basic chord progressions - D, A, E, G, C, em, and am, using I, IV, and V7 chords.
Element: MMSIG.2h
Perform twelve-bar blues in various keys (by strumming chords or by arpegiating chords).
Element: MMSIG.2i
Perform power chords with roots on E and A strings.
Element: MMSIG.2j
Recognize individual and group roles within the ensemble relating to correct noteplaying, tone, ensemble, balance, tempo, and pulse.
 

 
MMSIG.3
Reading and notating music
Element: MMSIG.3a
Identify notes in the staff and on ledger lines in treble clef.
Element: MMSIG.3b
Read and notate notes with or without sharps and flats.
Element: MMSIG.3c
Read and notate rhythms containing quarter notes, half notes,dotted half notes and their corresponding rests in the time signature of 4/4, 3/4 and 2/4.
Element: MMSIG.3d
Read and perform basic rhythm guitar using D, D7, dm, A, A7, am, E, E7, em, G, G7, B7, C, and F chords in first position.
Element: MMSIG.3e
Read and correctly interpret guitar tablature.
Element: MMSIG.3f
Recognize and execute symbols for dynamics, tempo, articulation and expression as used in corresponding literature.
Element: MMSIG.3g
Sight-read, accurately and expressively, simple musical phrases and lines with only natural notes.
Element: MMSIG.3h
Read and write guitar tabs.
 

Strand: Creative Expression and Communication


 
MMSIG.4
Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments
Element: MMSIG.4a
Play by ear simple melodies and chord progressions.
Element: MMSIG.4b
Improvise simple melodies from a given range of pitches, for example, the blues scale over twelve-bar blues.
Element: MMSIG.4c
Improvise harmonic accompaniment in the keys of D, A, E, G, C, em, and am, using I, IV, and V7 chords.
 

 
MMSIG.5
Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines.
Element: MMSIG.5a
Create simple, original strumming patterns in 4/4 time.
Element: MMSIG.5b
Compose simple guitar "riffs" using simple first position chords and/or power chords.
Element: MMSIG.5c
Compose simple melodies in the key of C or am using natural notes
 

Strand: Critical Analysis/Investigation


 
MMSIG.6
Listening to, analyzing, and describing music
Element: MMSIG.6a
Explain basic principles relating to meter, rhythm, tonality, style, and instrumentation in selected aural examples.
Element: MMSIG.6b
Identify basic formal structure in aural examples, e.g. verse, chorus, bridge in rock and pop songs.
 

 
MMSIG.7
Evaluating music and music performances
Element: MMSIG.7a
Evaluate the accuracy of rhythm and notes for individual and ensemble playing.
Element: MMSIG.7b
Assess the quality of performance in correct notes, tone, ensemble, balance, precision and rhythm.
 

Strand: Cultural and Historical Context


 
MMSIG.8
Understanding relationships between music, the other orts, and disciplines outside the arts
Element: MMSIG.8a
Explain how music contributes to a well-rounded education.
Element: MMSIG.8b
Recognize that many subjects are related to music, e.g. math, physics, literature, visual art, history.
 

 
MMISIG.9
Understanding music in relation to history and culture
Element: MMSIG.9a
Describe distinguishing characteristics of representative music genres and styles from a variety of cultures.
Element: MMSIG.9b
Demonstrate stylistic characteristics of a varied repertoire through guitar performance.
Element: MMSIG.9c
Demonstrate appropriate performance etiquette as a performer and a listener in a variety of performance settings.
Element: MMSIG.9d
Explore various career paths in music and guitar.
Element: MMSIG.9e
Compare playing and composing styles of performers of guitar from different genres.
Element: MMSIG.9f
Identify sources of American music genres, e.g. blues, trace the evolution of those genres, and cite well-known musicians associated with them.
 

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