9 - 12 Beginning 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: MHSBG.1a
Utilize aural skills to match pitch.
Element: MHSBG.1b
Utilize aural skills to sing simple phrases.

Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
Element: MHSBG.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 1 on a scale of 1 to 4.
Element: MHSBG.2b
Perform music from a variety of musical genres, such as blues, rock, folk, or punk.
Element: MHSBG.2c
Demonstrate correct left hand position and finger placement, right hand strumming position with thumb and with pick, posture and instrument position.
Element: MHSBG.2d
Produce a characteristic sound strumming multiple or single strings using a guitar pick and right thumb.
Element: MHSBG.2e
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: MHSBG.2f
Perform basic chord progressions - D, A, E, G, C, em, and am, using I, IV, and V7 chords.
Element: MHSBG.2g
Perform twelve-bar blues in various keys.
Element: MHSBG.2h
Perform power chords with roots on E and A strings.
Element: MHSBG.2i
Demonstrate awareness of individual and group roles within the ensemble relating to correct note-playing, tone, ensemble, balance, tempo, and pulse.

Reading and notating music
Element: MHSBG.3a
Identify notes in the staff and on ledger lines in treble clef.
Element: MHSBG.3b
Read and notate notes without sharps and flats.
Element: MHSBG.3c
Read and notate rhythms containing quarter notes, half notes, dotted half notes and their corresponding rests in the time signatures of 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4.
Element: MHSBG.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.
Element: MHSBG.3e
Recognize and execute symbols for dynamics, tempo, articulation and expression as used in corresponding literature.
Element: MHSBG.3f
Sight-read, accurately and expressively, simple musical phrases and lines with only natural notes.

Strand: Creative Expression and Communication

Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments
Element: MHSBG.4a
Play by ear simple melodies and chord progressions.
Element: MHSBG.4b
Improvise simple melodies from a given range of pitches, for example, the blues scale over twelve-bar blues.
Element: MHSBG.4c
Improvise harmonic accompaniment in the keys of D, A, E, G, C, em and am, using I, IV, and V7 chords.

Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines
Element: MHSBG.5a
Create simple, original strumming patterns in 4/4 time.
Element: MHSGB.5b
Compose simple guitar "riffs" using simple first position chords and/or power chords.
Element: MHSBG.5c
Compose simple melodies in the key of C or am using natural notes.

Strand: Critical Analysis/Investigation

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

Evaluating music and music performance
Element: MHSBG.7a
Evaluate the accuracy of rhythm and notes for individual and ensemble playing.
Element: MHSBG.7b
Assess the quality of performance in correct notes, tone, ensemble, balance, precision, and rhythm.

Strand: Cultural and Historical Context

Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts
Element: MHSBG.8a
Explain how music contributes to a well-rounded education.
Element: MHSBG.8b
Recognize awareness that many subjects are related to music, e.g. math, physics, literature, visual art, history.

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

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