6 - 8 Advanced Guitar 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: MMSAG.1a
Utilize aural skills to match pitch.
Element: MMSAG.1b
Utilize aural skills to sing simple phrases.

Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
Element: MMSAG.2a
Perform with expression and technical accuracy a large and varied repertoire of solo guitar and guitar ensemble literature with a level of difficulty of 2-3 on a scale of 1-4.
Element: MMSAG.2b
Perform music from a variety of musical genres, such as blues, rock, pop, folk, bluegrass, punk, classical, Latin, mariachi, and world.
Element: MMSAG.2c
Demonstrate correct left hand position and finger placement, right hand strumming position with thumb and with pick, posture and instrument position while increasing the level of technical difficulty.
Element: MMSAG.2d
Produce a characteristic sound strumming multiple or single strings using a guitar pick, right thumb, and right fingers (pulgar, indicio, medio, and anular).
Element: MMSAG.2e
Demonstrate the ability to tune guitar from a given low E or from a given first string.
Element: MMSAG.2f
Demonstrate the ability to change a guitar string on both classical and steel string acoustic guitars.
Element: MMSAG.2g
Perform natural note (all natural notes from low E up to G above the staff in treble clef), chromatic (all notes from low E up to G# above the staff in treble clef), and basic blues scales.
Element: MMSAG.2h
Perform basic first position chords with greater fluency.
Element: MMSAG.2i
Perform barre chords using the nine basic forms (E, em, E7, em7, A, am, A7, am7, AM7).
Element: MMSAG.2j
Perform power chords with roots on E and A strings with greater fluency.
Element: MMSAG.2k
Perform basic guitar skills.
Element: MMSAG.2l
Recognize individual and group roles within the ensemble relating to correct noteplaying, tone, ensemble, balance, tempo, and pulse.

Reading and notating music
Element: MMSAG.3a
Identify notes in the staff and on ledger lines in treble cleff.
Element: MMSAG.3b
Read and notate notes with and without sharps and flats.
Element: MMSAG.3c
Read and notate intermediate rhythms containing quarter notes, half notes, dotted half notes, dotted quarter notes and their corresponding rests in the time signatures of 4/4, 3/4, 2/4, 6/8, 3/8, 6/4, and mixed meter.
Element: MMSAG.3d
Read and perform basic rhythm guitar using D, D7, dm, A, A7, am, E, E7, em, G, G7, B7, C, and F chords in first position with greater fluency.
Element: MMSAG.3e
Read and correctly interpret guitar tablature.
Element: MMSAG.3f
Recognize and execute symbols for dynamics, tempo, articulation and expression(including key signature) as used in corresponding literature, including terminology used specifically in classical guitar.
Element: MMSAG.3g
Sight-read, accurately and expressively, more complex musical phrases and lines with natural notes and also notes with sharps and flats.
Element: MMSAG.3g
Read and write guitar tabs.

Strand: Creative Expression and Communication

Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments
Element: MMSAG.4a
Play by ear simple melodies and chord progressions.
Element: MMSAG.4b
Improvise simple melodies from a given range of pitches.
Element: MMSAG4.c
Improvise harmonic accompaniment in the keys of D, A, E, G, C, em, and am, using I, IV, and V7 chords in different styles, such as classical, rock, or folk.

Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines.
Element: MMSAG.5a
Create simple, original strumming patterns in 4/4 time.
Element: MMSAG.5b
Compose simple guitar "riffs" using simple first position chords, power chords, and barre chords.
Element: MMSAG.5c
Compose simple melodies using natural notes and notes with sharps or flats.
Element: MMSAG.5d
Compose original songs alone and with others.
Element: MMSAG.5e
Arrange and perform popular songs/pieces for small guitar ensembles.

Strand: Critical Analysis/Investigation

Listening to, analyzing, and describing music
Element: MMSAG.6a
Explain basic principles relating to meter, rhythm, tonality, style, and instrumentation in selected aural examples.
Element: MMSAG.6b
Identify basic formal structure in aural examples, e.g. verse, chorus, bridge in rock and pop songs.

Evaluating music and music performance
Element: MMSAG.7a
Evaluate the accuracy of rhythm and notes for individual and ensemble playing.
Element: MMSAG.7b
Assess the quality of performance in correct notes, tone, ensemble, balance, precision, and rhythm.
Element: MMSAG.7c
Critique performances of the guitar ensemble, other guitar students, and self, and make suggestions for improvement.
Element: MMSAG.7d
Compare and contrast performances by various guitarists and groups.
Element: MMSAG.7e
Evaluate a given musical work in terms of its aesthetic qualities and explain the musical means it uses to evoke feelings and emotions.

Strand: Cultural and Historical Context

Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts
Element: MMSAG.8a
Explain how music contributes to a well-rounded education.
Element: MMSAG.8b
Recognize that many subjects are related to music, e.g. math, physics, literature, visual art, history.
Element: MMSAG.8c
Explore various references to the guitar in art, literature, and pop culture.

Understanding music in relation to history and culture
Element: MMSAG.9a
Describe distinguishing characteristics of representative music genres and styles from a variety of cultures.
Element: MMSAG.9b
Demonstrate stylistic characteristics of a varied repertoire through guitar performance.
Element: MMSAG.9c
Demonstrate appropriate performance etiquette as a performer and a listener in a variety of performance settings.
Element: MMSAG.9d
Compare various career paths in music and guitar.
Element: MMSAG.9e
Compare playing and composing styles of performers of guitar from different genres.
Element: MMSAG.9f
Identify sources of American music genres, e.g. blues, trace the evolution of those genres, and cite well-known musicians associated with them.

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