AP Music Theory Version: 2010-2011


 
Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Music

Strand: Skills and Techniques/Performance


 
MHSAPMTh.1
Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
Element: MHSAPMTh.1a
Demonstrate the ability to sing at sight diatonic and non-diatonic melodies in simple and compound meter
 

 
MHSAPMTh.2
Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
Element: MHSAPMTh.2a
Demonstrate the ability to play notated pitches, chords, scales, and rhythmic patterns on the keyboard
 

 
MHSAPMTh.3
Reading and notating music
Element: MHSAPMTh.3a
Notate moveable C,F, G clefs, draw note heads, stems, flags, beams, and rests, using correct vertical alignment and stem direction, and draw staves, bars, brackets, braces, repeat signs, endings, and accidentals
Element: MHSAPMTh.3b
Notate and recognize simple rhythmic patterns (beats and subdivisions), notate and recognize simple, compound, and complex meters, and organize rhythm into appropriate grouping (beaming and barring)
Element: MHSAPMTh.3c
Demonstrate the ability to write major and minor key signatures on the staff (circle of fifths)
Element: MHSAPMTh.3d
Demonstrate the ability to notate simple rhythmic patterns from measured and unmeasured dictated examples and identify simple rhythmic motives and meters from aural examples
Element: MHSAPMTh.3e
Demonstrate the ability to notate diatonic and non-diatonic melodies from a dictated source
Element: MHSAPMTh.3f
Demonstrate the ability to notate outer voices and Roman numerals from dictated harmonic progressions
Element: MHSAPMTh.3g
Identify chords and inversions from a figured bass
Element: MHSAPMTh.3h
Identify transposing and non-transposing instruments, appropriate clefs for individual instruments, appropriate written ranges for each instrument, and score layout for piano, chamber ensembles, chorus, orchestra, and band
Element: MHSAPMTh.3i
Demonstrate the ability to transpose a melodic line, two-part compositions, and multi-part compositions to appropriate keys and clefs for any instrument or groups of instruments
 

Strand: Creative Expression and Communication


 
MHSAPMTh.4
Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments
Element: MHSAPMTh.4a
Improvise melodies in major and minor keys using antecedent/consequent phrase structures, unifying motives, sequences, appropriate cadences, and a variety of embellishments/non-harmonic tones
 

 
MHSAPMTh.5
Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines
Element: MHSAPMTh. 5a
Compose chords and inversions from figured bass
Element: MHSAPMTh.5b
Compose short musical forms including phrases, periods, and simple binary forms
Element: MHSAPMTh.5c
Compose chord progressions using appropriate voice leading in four-part style
Element: MHSAPMTh.5d
Compose chordal accompaniment for a given melodic line using appropriate contrapuntal bass line with implied harmony and appropriate harmonic progression
Element: MHSAPMTh.5e
Compose pieces in the following textures: monophonic, homophonic, and polyphonic
 

Strand: Critical Analysis/Investigation


 
MHSAPMTh.6
Listening to, analyzing, and describing music
Element: MHSAPMTh.6a
Identify terminology of form, style, musical expression, volume/intensity, and tempo modification
Element: MHSAPMTh.6b
Identify visually and aurally whole and half step intervals
Element: MHSAPMTh.6n
Analyze and identify secondary harmonic functions including modulation and non-diatonic chords
Element: MHSAPMTh.6c
Identify pentachords and tetrachords
Element: MHSAPMth.6d
Identify visually and aurally pitch collections (major, minor, church modes, whole tones, chromatics, and pentatonic)
Element: MHSAPMTh.6e
Identify visually and aurally all perfect, major, minor, augmented, and diminished intervals
Element: MHSAPMTh.6f
Identify visually and aurally major, minor, augmented, and diminished triads and inversions in open and closed spacing, seventh chords, seventh chord inversions, and secondary dominant chords
Element: MHSAPMTh.6g
Identify chords from a written source using Roman numeral analysis
Element: MHSAPMTh.6h
Identify visually and aurally plagal, perfect authentic, imperfect authentic, half, deceptive, and phrygian cadences
Element: MHSAPMTh.6i
Analyze written melodies identifying antecedent/consequent phrases, unifying motives, sequences, appropriate cadences, and a variety of embellishments/non-harmonic tones
Element: MHSAPMTh.6j
Analyze a dictated and notated melody and identify incorrect pitches and rhythms
Element: MHSAPMTh.6k
Analyze musical forms from aural and written examples, including double period, bar form, simple binary, rounded binary, simple ternary, theme and variations, rondo, and sonata allegro form
Element: MHSAPMTh.6m
Identify chords from the more complicated textures of examples of music literature
Element: MHSAPMTh.6l
Identify visually and aurally monophonic, homophonic, polyphonic, and heterophonic textures
 

 
MHSAPMTh.7
Evaluating music and music performances
Element: MHSAPMTh.7a
Evaluate the quality of written compositions using rules of composition
Element: MHSAPMTh.7b
Evaluate performances and compositions by comparing them to exemplary models
 

Strand: Cultural and Historical Context


 
MHSAPMTh.8
Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts
Element: MHSAPMTh.8a
Identify and describe consonance and dissonance as they relate to the overtone series and to visual art
Element: MHSAPMTh.8b
Demonstrate how technology is used to transcribe, edit, compose, and perform music with technology applications
 

 
MHSAPMTh.9
Understanding music in relation to history and culture
Element: MHSAPMTh.9a
Demonstrate an understanding of the historical development and evolution of harmony as it relates to figured bass
Element: MHSAPMTh.9b
Demonstrate an understanding of the historical and cultural evolution of music
 

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