6 - 8 Beginning Orchestra 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: MMSBO.1a
Demonstrate the ability to match pitch and adjust intonation
Element: MMSBO.1b
Demonstrate an understanding of phrasing through singing simple melodies
Element: MMSBO.1c
Discuss the relationship between singing and quality tone production on a string instrument

Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
Element: MMSBO.2a
Demonstrate correct left hand position and finger placement, right hand position (bow hold), posture, instrument position and bow placement
Element: MMSBO.2b
Produce a characteristic sound using legato, staccato, slurs, detached slur, accent, and pizzicato
Element: MMSBO.2c
Utilize correct finger patterns in performing scales and repertoire in the keys of D, G, and C
Element: MMSBO.2d
Demonstrate awareness of individual and group roles within the ensemble relating to balance, blend, dynamics, phrasing, and tempo

Reading and notating music
Element: MMSBO.3.a
Identify notes in the staff and on ledger lines of respective clef
Element: MMSBO.3b
Read and notate notes within the following key signatures: D, G. and C
Element: MMSBO.3c
Read and notate rhythms containing whole notes, half notes, quarter notes, eighth notes, dotted half notes and their corresponding rests in the time signatures of 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4
Element: MMSBO.3d
Recognize basic symbols for dynamics, tempo, articulation, and expression as used in corresponding literature

Strand: Creative Expression and Communication

Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments
Element: MMSBO.4a
Play by ear simple melodies and provide rhythmic and melodic variations based on those melodies
Element: MMSBO.4b
Improvise simple harmonic accompaniments in the key of D

Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines
Element: MMSBO.5a
Create original rhythm patterns in 4/4 time
Element: MMSBO.5b
Compose simple melodies for respective instrument in the keys of D and G

Strand: Critical Analysis/Investigation

Listening to, analyzing, and describing music
Element: MMSBO.6a
Discuss the basic principles of meter, rhythm, tonaltiy, and instrumentation in selected aural examples
Element: MMSBO.6b
Identify melodic and harmonic material in given aural examples

Evaluating music and music performances
Element: MMSBO.7a
Distinguish between correct and incorrect melodic and harmonic intonation and demonstrate abiltiy to adjust accordingly
Element: MMSBO.7b
Evaluate the accuracy of rhythm and tempos for individual and ensemble playing
Element: MMSBO.7c
Judge the quality of performance in tone, intonation, balance, dynamics, and rhythm

Strand: Cultural and Historical Context

Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts
Element: MMSBO.8a
Explain how music contributes to a well rounded education
Element: MMSBO.8b
Establish awareness that all subjects are related to music

Understanding music in relation to history and culture
Element: MMSBO.9a
Identify and compare performance styles of music learned in class
Element: MMSBO.9b
Discuss characteristics of music from various societies and cultures

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