6 - 8 Music Technology 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: MMSMT.1a
Sing along with a sequenced accompaniment or CAI software while matching pitch and rhythm.
Element: MMSMT.1b
Sing to match the style and expression of the sequenced accompaniment of CAI software.
Element: MMSMT.1c
Sing to recognize and reinforce fundamentals of tone production, breathing, and quality of sound.

Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
Element: MMSMT.2a
Performs melodic, rhythmic, and chordal parts using electronic instruments.
Element: MMSMT.2b
Learns to play an instrument using appropriate CAI software.
Element: MMSMT.2c
Demonstrates the ability to maintain a steady beat using MIDI percussion controllers or electronic keyboards.

Reading and notating music
Element: MMSMT.3a
Identify standard notation symbols for pitch, rhythm, dynamics, tempo, articulation, expression, and key signatures.
Element: MMSMT.3b
Notates music on a staff using notation software.
Element: MMSMT.3c
Imports MIDI files into notation software to identify and read standard music literature.
Element: MMSMT.3d
Self-evaluates music reading and notation skills using appropriate CAI software.

Strand: Creative Expression and Communication

Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments
Element: MMSMT.4a
Improvise melody or variation to a sequenced accompaniment.
Element: MMSMT.4b
Creates an accompaniment to a melody using CAI software.
Element: MMSMT.4c
Creates variations of melodies using the editing features in sequencing software.

Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines.
Element: MMSMT.5a
Composes melodies to blues, AABA, or rondo song form.
Element: MMSMT.5b
Composes melodies using major, minor, blues, or pentatonic scale.
Element: MMSMT.5c
Arranges music with sequencing software to conform to specific time duration.

Strand: Critical Analysis/Investigation

Listening to, analyzing, and describing music
Element: MMSMT.6a
Uses sequencing software to isolate individual elements for critical listening.
Element: MMSMT.6b
Identify and describe compositional devices, tonalities, meters, chordal structures, and techniques.
Element: MMSMT.6c
Uses sequencing software or digital audio workstation to compare and contrast musical styles, genres, and performances.

Evaluating music and music performances
Element: MMSMT.7a
Uses digital audio software to record a performance for evaluation.
Element: MMSMT.7b
Compare and contrast similar music performances using digital audio software.
Element: MMSMT.7c
Uses sequencing software to dissect musical elements of a music composition.

Strand: Cultural and Historical Context

Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts
Element: MMSMT.8a
Learns the relationship between music, the arts, and other disciplines using CAI and mulitmedia software.
Element: MMSMT.8b
Demonstrates the relationships among music, the arts, and other disciplines by creating a mulitmedia presentation.
Element: MMSMT.8c
Creates a mulit-timbral soundtrack to a movie or video using sequencing software

Understanding music in relation to history and culture
Element: MMSMT.9a
Recognizes relationships among music, history, and culture using CAI software.
Element: MMSMT.9b
Emulates musical textures of other cultures and periods of history by using appropriate sounds in sequencing software.
Element: MMSMT.9c
Analyze recording technology and mediums, and their development and impact on culture.

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