Intermediate Music Technology 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: MHSIMT.1a
Sing melodic and rhythmic patterns into an audio software program with technical and pitch accuracy
Element: MHSIMT.1b
Demonstrate intermediate ensemble singing skills with and without accompaniment

Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
Element: MHSIMT.2a
Develop intermediate keyboarding finger/hand position technique and correct posture for the MIDI keyboard/controller
Element: MHSIMT.2b
Apply major and minor scale finger patterns in solo performances on the MIDI keyboard/controller
Element: MHSIMT.2c
Perform in small ensembles with one student on a part on electronic instruments
Element: MHSIMT.2d
Demonstrate knowledge of note names on the keyboard

Reading and notating music
Element: MHSIMT.3a
Demonstrate the ability to read an instrumental or vocal score by describing how the elements of music are used
Element: MHSIMT.3b
Manipulate intermediate music symbols and terms using music notation software
Element: MHSIMT.3c
Sight-read intermediate melodies and rhythms on the MIDI keyboard/controller
Element: MHSIMT.3d
Compose music using varied note entry methods (step-entry, real-time, etc.) in music notation software
Element: MHSIMT.3e
Demonstrate intermediate knowledge of notation software processes

Strand: Creative Expression and Communication

Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments
Element: MHSIMT.4a
Improvise intermediate rhythmic and melodic figures over intermediate chord progressions
Element: MHSIMT.4b
Devise rhythmic and melodic variations of a specific theme
Element: MHSIMT.4c
Create rhythmic and harmonic accompaniments to existing melodic material

Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines
Element: MHSIMT.5a
Compose music in several distinct styles using software or sequencer
Element: MHSIMT.5b
Arrange music for small ensembles using a specific instrumentation
Element: MHSIMT.5f
Explore intermediate rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic dictation
Element: MHSIMT.5c
Compare composition techniques used in different software packages
Element: MHSIMT.5d
Create and utilize loop based music data in compositions
Element: MHSIMT.5e
Utilize audio and signal effects such as reverb, chorus, and echo in compositions and arrangements

Strand: Critical Analysis/Investigation

Listening to, analyzing, and describing music
Element: MHSIMT.6a
Demonstrate an extensive knowledge of the technical vocabulary of music
Element: MHSIMT.6b
Identify and explain intermediate compositional devices and techniques
Element: MHSIMT.6c
Analyze form and harmony of aural and written examples of a varied repertoire of music

Evaluating music and music performances
Element: MHSIMT.7a
Evaluate performances and compositions by comparing them to exemplary models
Element: MHSIMT.7b
Demonstrate proper knowledge and use of musical vocabulary when evaluating performances and compositions

Strand: Cultural and Historical Context

Understanding the relationship between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts
Element: MHSIMT.8a
Create music soundtracks for visual arts media
Element: MHSIMT.8b
Compose music influenced by the genre and time periods of other artistic mediums
Element: MHSIMT.8c
Explore multi-media production techniques

Understanding music in relation to history and culture
Element: MHSIMT.9a
Classify and discuss examples of non-western music
Element: MHSIMT.9b
Analyze and discuss musical time periods and their relationships to cultural and artistic developments
Element: MHSIMT.9c
Classify and discuss selected musical works from known genres of music, their cultural influences, and their significance in history

Strand: Technology Skills and Applications

Understanding and describing the major hardware and software components of a computer and their interactions
Element: MHSIMT.10a
Identify and define key functional components of a computer
Element: MHSIMT.10b
Understand the terms and units that are used to describe major hardware components
Element: MHSIMT.10c
Describe the interaction between input/output devices and other functional components of a computer in the execution of software applications
Element: MHSIMT.10d
List the steps in setting up a computer and functional components including external and internal audio/MIDI devices

Identifying and describing the fundamental devices associated with personal computers
Element: MHSIMT.11a
Identify the names, purposes, and characteristics of storage devices
Element: MHSIMT.11b
Identify the names, purposes, and characteristics of motherboards
Element: MHSIMT.11c
Identify the names, purposes, and characteristics of power supplies
Element: MHSIMT.11d
Identify the names, purposes, and characteristic of processor/CPUs
Element: MHSIMT.11e
Identify the names, purposes, and characteristics of memory
Element: MHSIMT.11f
Identify the names, purposes, and characteristic of display devices
Element: MHSIMT.11g
Identify the names, purposes, and characteristics of input devices
Element: MHSIMT.11h
Identify the names, purposes, and characteristics of adapter cards
Element: MHSIMT.11i
Identify the names, purposes, and characteristics of ports and cables
Element: MHSIMT.11j
Identify the names, purposes, and characteristics of cooling systems

Exploring careers in music technology
Element: MHSIMT.12a
Describe the daily tasks and responsibilities of a professional in the field of music technology
Element: MHSIMT.12b
Compare and contrast the top jobs in music technology
Element: MHSIMT.12c
Explore careers that combine music technology with another field

Evaluating, comparing, and contrasting relevant web sites associated with music technology
Element: MHSIMT.13a
List the important issues in evaluating web sites
Element: MHSIMT.13b
Identify and critique the layout, navigation, and accessibility of a web site based on its purpose
Element: MHSIMT.13c
Evaluate elements of specific web sites as they relate to music technology

Understanding ethical use of technology systems, media, information, and software as it relates to music technology
Element: MHSIMT.14a
Identify and understand intermediate copyright laws as they relate to music technology applications
Element: MHSIMT.14b
Discuss ethical and legal issues as related to music technology
Element: MHSIMT.14c
Discuss copyright procedures for original compositions or productions

Understanding live audio sound amplification and recording techniques
Element: MHSIMT.15a
Demonstrate differences in and uses of microphones in both live and studio applications
Element: MHSIMT.15b
Demonstrate how to store and convert digital audio and MIDI data
Element: MHSIMT.15i
Manipulate data from one program to another converting file formats as needed
Element: MHSIMT.15c
Compare differences between analog and digital sound production and recording
Element: MHSIMT.15d
Compare and contrast various signal processing techniques used to enhance the audio production process
Element: MHSIMT.15e
Utilize music production techniques in a live performance
Element: MHSIMT.15f
Record and edit digital and analog audio
Element: MHSIMT.15g
Demonstrate knowledge of different mediums for audio and their storage requirements
Element: MHSIMT.15h
Demonstrate processes of transferring analog audio into digital audio

Understand music technology in relation to history and culture
Element: MHSIMT.16a
Discuss differences in major computer platforms
Element: MHSIMT.16b
Identify major historical contributions to personal computers and music technology

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