9 - 12 Music Appreciation Version: 11-12

Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Music

Strand: Skills and Techniques/Performance

Singing alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
Element: MHSMA.1a
Sing music with accurate pitch and rhythm.
Element: MHSMA.1b
Sing to recognize and reinforce fundamentals of tone production, breathing, and quality of sound.
Element: MHSMA.1c
Sing music written in multiple parts with appropriate technique.

Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
Element: MHSMA.2a
Perform on a classroom instrument accurately and independently, alone and in small and large ensembles, with good posture, plying position, and technique.
Element: MHSMA.2b
Play a musical example with accurate pitches and rhythms.
Element: MHSMA.2c
Understand and interpret performance requirements for culturally diverse music literature.
Element: MHSMA.2d
Play an instrument and correctly respond to a conductor's musical directions.

Reading and notating music
Element: MHSMA.3a
Identify standard notation symbols for pitch, rhythm, dynamics, tempo, articulation, expression and key signatures.
Element: MHSMA.3b
Notate music on a staff using either staff paper or notation software.
Element: MHSMA.3c
Analyze harmonic and tonal structures in the music being studied.
Element: MHSMA.3d
Identify chord symbols and lead sheet terminology used in informal music notation.

Strand: Creative Expression and Communication

Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments.
Element: MHSMA.4a
Improvise a melody or variation to a live or recorded accompaniment.
Element: MHSMA.4b
Create musical ideas from a variety of available sound sources.
Element: MHSMA,4c
Create rhythmic and harmonic ostinatos for accompanying other melodies.
Element: MHSMA.4d
Create or improvise a melody over a given chord progression.

Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines
Element: MHSMA.5a
Demonstrate how the elements of music are used to achieve unity and variety.
Element: MHSMA.5b
Compose short pieces within a blues, rondo, or AABA form.
Element: MHSMA.5c
Arrange simple pieces for voices or instruments other than those for which the pieces were written.
Element: MHSMA.5d
Use traditional and non-traditional sound sources and electronic media to compose or arrange songs.

Strand: Critical Analysis/Investigation

Listening to, analyzing, and describing music
Element: MHSMA.6a
Identify and describe simple forms of music.
Element: MHSMA.6b
Use music terminology to describe tempo, dynamics, and texture.
Element: MHSMA.6c
Analyze the uses of elements of music in representing diverse genres and cultures.
Element: MHSMA.6d
Explain characteristics that distinguish musical styles.

Evaluating music and music performances
Element: MHSMA.7a
Identify and examine criteria for evaluating music performances.
Element: MHSMA.7b
Identify various uses of music in daily experiences.
Element: MHSMA.7c
Apply specific criteria to evaluate the quality or their own performance.
Element: MHSMA.7d
Offer constructive suggestions for improvement of classroom performances.

Strand: Cultural and Historical Context

Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts
Element: MHSMA.8a
Describe ways in which other disciplines taught in the school are interrelated with those of music.
Element: MHSMA.8b
Identify and describe common terminology used in music and other fine art.
Element: MHSMA.8c
Discover and research persons who have achieved professional or commercial success in more than one fine art discipline.
Element: MHSMA.8d
Explain how the roles of creators, performers, and others involved in the production and presentation of the arts are similar to and different from one another in the various arts.

Understanding music in relation to history and culture
Element: MHSMA.9a
Identify and explain a particular music example's historical and cultural significance.
Element: MHSMA.9b
Compare and evaluate the roles of musicians throughout history.
Element: MHSMA.9c
Recognize music's role in today's culture.
Element: MHSMA.9d
Identify sources of American music genres, trace their evolution, and identify musicians associated with them.

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