General Music Grade 7 Version: 2010-2011

Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Music

Strand: Skills and Techniques/Performance

Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
Element: M7GM.1a
Sing accurately, with good breath control, and attention to tone quality throughout their ranges
Element: M7GM.1b
Sing with expression and technical accuracy in unison and simple harmonic settings
Element: M7GM.1c
Sing music of diverse genres and cultures, with appropriate representation of culture and style

Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
Element: M7GM.2a
Perform on at least one instrument accurately and independently, or in a small or large ensemble with appropriate posture, playing positions, technique, and expression
Element: M7GM.2b
Play by ear simple melodies and harmonic accompaniments
Element: M7GM.2c
Perform music of diverse genres and cultures, with appropriate representation of culture and style

Reading and notating music
Element: M7GM.3a
Identify and define standard notation symbols for pitch, rhythm, dynamics, tempo, articulation, and expression
Element: M7GM.3b
Read whole, half, quarter, eighth, sixteenth notes and rests in simple and compound meter
Element: M7GM.3c
Read at sight simple melodies in the treble clef
Element: M7GM.3d
Identify bass clef notation
Element: M7GM.3e
Use standard notation to record their musical ideas and the musical ideas of others

Strand: Creative Expression and Communication

Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments
Element: M7GM.4a
Improvise simple harmonic accompaniments
Element: M7GM.4b
Improvise simple rhythmic and melodic variations
Element: M7GM.4c
Improvise short melodies, unaccompanied and with existing accompaniments depicting given styles, meters, and tonalities

Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines
Element: M7GM.5a
Compose short pieces within specified guidelines
Element: M7GM.5b
Arrange simple pieces within specified guidelines
Element: M7GM.5c
Use a variety of traditional and nontraditional sound sources and electronic media when composing and arranging

Strand: Critical Analysis/Investigation

Listening to, analyzing, and describing music
Element: M7GM.6a
Identify specific music events in an aural example, given appropriate terminology
Element: M7GM.6b
Identify characteristics of musical elements in music which represent diverse genres and cultures

Evaluating music and music performances
Element: M7GM.7a
Critique musical performances and compositions using specific criteria
Element: M7GM.7b
Evaluate the quality and effectiveness of their own and others performance, compositions, and arrangements, implementing constructive suggestions for improvement
Element: M7GM.7c
Compare various uses of music in daily experiences

Strand: Cultural and Historical Context

Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts
Element: M7GM.8a
Compare two art forms and their characteristics to describe the transformation of related subject matter into art
Element: M7GM.8b
Assess the interrelated principles and subject matter between music and other core curriculum
Element: M7GM.8c
Compare various career paths in music

Understanding music in relation to history and culture
Element: M7GM9a
Describe distinguishing characteristics of representative music genres and styles from a variety of cultures
Element: M7GM.9b
Classify exemplary musical works by genre and style and define their identifying characteristics
Element: M7GM.9c
Compare music of various world cultures identifying the function and role of music, their musicians and their ensuing performance conditions
Element: M7GM.9d
Demonstrate appropriate performance etiquette as a performer and a listener in a variety of performance settings

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