Intermediate Music Theory Version: 2010-2011


 
Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Music

Strand: Skills and Techniques/Performance


 
MHSIMTh.1
Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
Element: MHSIMTh.1a
Sight-sing diatonic melodies, including stepwise melodies, both ascending and descending and melodies with diatonic skips
 

 
MHSIMTh.2
Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
Element: MHSIMTh.2a
Identify notes of the keyboard
Element: MHSIMTh.2b
Relate pitches on a keyboard to notation on the grand staff (e.g., both treble and bass clefs)
Element: MHSIMTh.2c
Perform diatonic melodies on the keyboard where possible, or on another instrument
 

 
MHSIMTh.3
Reading and notating music
Element: MHSIMTh.3a
Identify and describe rhythmic terms such as time signature/meter (simple, compound, duple, triple), measure (bar line, double bar line)
Element: MHSIMTh.3b
Notate rhythms in simple and compound meters up to and including three part beat division
Element: MHSIMTh.3c
Notate rhythms in simple and compound meters using rhythmic values up to and including sixteenth notes and rests
Element: MHSIMTh.3d
Identify pitches in treble and bass clefs, including notes utilizing ledger lines
Element: MHSIMTh.3e
Identify and notate all 12 major and minor key signatures
Element: MHSIMTh.3f
Identify half, whole-step, and enharmonic pitches
Element: MHSIMth.3g
Identify and notate major/minor intervals, perfect intervals, and augmented/diminished intervals
Element: MHSIMTh.3h
Identify and notate the whole and half steps that comprise a major scale
Element: MHSIMTh.3i
Identify and notate major scales, using both key signatures and accidentals
Element: MHSIMTh.3j
Identify, notate and describe minor scale types, such as natural, melodic, and harmonic
Element: MHSIMTh.3k
Identify, notate, and describe chromatic scales
Element: MHSIMTh.3l
Identify, notate, and describe chords including major, minor, augmented, diminished triads, and dominant sevenths
Element: MHSIMTh.3m
Aurally identify all intervals such as, half steps, whole steps, enharmonic pitches, major, minor, perfect, augmented, and diminished intervals
Element: MHSIMTh.3n
Aurally identify all major and minor scales (natural, melodic, and harmonic)
Element: MHSIMTh.3o
Aurally identify chords (major triads, minor triads, augmented triads, diminished triads, and dominant sevenths)
Element: MHSIMTh.3p
Identify, describe, and notate melodic and functional harmonic content in the context of major and minor tonalities using diatonic materials only
 

Strand: Creative Expression and Communication


 
MHSIMTh.4
Improvising rhythms and melodies
Element: MHSIMTh.4a
Improvise short rhythmic lines
Element: MHSIMTh.4b
Improvise short melodic lines which incorporate scalar and chordal motives
 

 
MHSIMTh.5
Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines
Element: MHSIMTh.5a
Compose and perform short rhythmic lines
Element: MHSIMTh.5b
Compose and perform short melodic lines which incorporate scalar and chordal motives. These compositional exercises may be in the form of a single melodic line accompanied by Roman numeral chord indications, or a traditional four-part (SATB) vocal texture
 

Strand: Critical Analysis/Investigation


 
MHSIMTh.6
Listening to, analyzing, and describing music
Element: MHSIMTh.6a
Aurally identify and describe basic formal elements and forms in a composition as follows: phrase and period, binary song, ternary song, rondo, and theme and variation
Element: MHSIMTh.6b
Recognizes standard music terminology such as dynamics, articulations, and tempo/style
 

 
MHSIMTh.7
Evaluating music and music performances
Element: MHSIMTh.7a
Describe a given short musical composition based on aural exposure
Element: MHSIMTh.7b
Describe rhythmic and melodic/harmonic character
 

Strand: Cultural and Historical Context


 
MHSIMTh.8
Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts
Element: MHSIMTh.8a
Discuss how music has been influenced by and integrated with other fine arts disciplines throughout the major historical periods for Western Arts (Classical) Music, from antiquity to contemporary
 

 
MHSIMTh.9
Understanding relationships between music and other disciplines outside the fine arts
Element: MHSIMTh.9a
Articulate how music is based upon mathematics and scientific principles
 

 
MHSIMTh.10
Understanding music in relation to history and culture
Element: MHSIMTh.10a
Discuss how music has been influenced by and integrated into the humanities (i.e. literature, cultural studies, philosophy, ancient and modern language, etc.)
Element: MHSIMTh.10b
Describe how major musical movements, figures and events coincide with and/or were influenced by political, religious and economic conditions of the time
 

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