9 - 12 Intermediate Band 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: MHSIB.1a
Sing to recognize fundamentals of tone production
Element: MHSIB.1b
Sing to match pitch through call and response (diatonic intervals, major and minor keys)
Element: MHSIB.1c
Sing to reinforce breathing, use of the air stream, and quality of sound

Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
Element: MHSIB.2a
Demonstrate characteristic tone quality utilizing proper embouchure, playing position, posture, breathing techniques, articulation, and appropriate percussion technique
Element: MHSIB.2b
Demonstrate proper warm-up techniques through the use of long tones, lip slurs, chorales, major scales, chromatic scale, and technical exercises that increase the playing range
Element: MHSIB.2c
Use the following ensemble skills as a means of interpreting the performance of musical literature: dynamic expression, style, blend and balance, steady tempo, rhythmic accuracy, intonation, and rehearsal etiquette
Element: MHSIB.2d
Uses context cues in the performance of "sight-reading" music literature of Level 1 and 2

Reading and notating music
Element: MHSIB.3a
Identify standard notation symbols for pitch, rhythm, dynamics, tempo, articulation, expression, and key signatures
Element: MHSIB.3b
Interpret the musical terms incorporated in the literature
Element: MHSIB.3c
Demonstrate an understanding of duple, triple, and quadruple simple meter rhythmic patterns through a systematic counting procedure

Strand: Creative Expression and Communication

Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments
Element: MHSIB.4a
Distinguishes chord structure through improvisation of a melody over a given accompaniment using diatonic, modal, or blues scales
Element: MHSIB.4b
Demonstrates a rhythmic ostinato to be performed with a melody

Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines
Element: MHSIB.5a
Creates music incorporating expressive elements

Strand: Critical Analysis/Investigation

Listening to, analyzing, and describing music
Element: MHSIB.6a
Relate the use of compositional devices, techniques, meter, tempo, tonality, intervals, and chords to interpret music
Element: MHSIB.6b
Distinguish characteristics of a specific work based on genre and culture

Evaluating music and music performances
Element: MHSIB.7a
Identify music literature and band performances of both superior and poor quality and distinguish the factors which are used to classify them as such
Element: MHSIB.7b
Analyze the interpretations of a band performance and its effectiveness in relation to the intent of the composer
Element: MHSIB.7c
Distinguish what constitutes proper concert performance etiquette and proper audience etiquette

Strand: Cultural and Historical Context

Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts
Element: MHSIB.8a
Describe similarities and differences in the terminology of the subject matter between music and other subject areas including: color, movement, expression, style, symmetry, form, interpretation, texture, harmony, patterns and sequence, repetition, texts and lyrics, meter, wave and sound production, timbre, frequency of pitch, volume, acoustics, physiology and anatomy, technology, history, and culture, etc
Element: MHSIB.8b
Compare similarities and differences in the contextual meaning of common terms used in music, art, dance, and drama
Element: MHSIB.8c
Develop knowledge through performance of repertoire representing diverse cultures, historical periods, and styles at the highest level of music performance

Understanding music in relation to history and culture
Element: MHSIB.9a
Formulate an understanding of the historical and musical context of the performance literature
Element: MHSIB.9b
Critique and discusses the context of the historical timeline relating to the literature being performed

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