9 - 12 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: MHSAG.1a
Utilize aural skills to match pitch.
Element: MHSAG.1b
Utilize aural skills to sing more complex musical phrases selected from the music being performed by the guitar class.

Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoiore of music
Element: MHSAG.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 3 on a scale of 1 to 4.
Element: MHSAG.2b
Perform music from a variety of musical genres, such as blues, rock, pop, folk, bluegrass, punk, classical,Latin, and mariachi.
Element: MHSAG.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: MHSAG.2d
Produce a characteristic sound strumming multiple strings using a guitar pick, right thumb, and right fingers (pulgar, indicio, medio, and anular).
Element: MHSAG.2e
Demonstrate the ability to tune guitar from a given low E.
Element: MHSAG.2f
Demonstrate the ability to change a guitar string.
Element: MHSAG.2g
Utilize correct finger patterns in performing scales and repertoire in the major keys of C, G, D, A, E, the minor keys of a, e, b and any other keys used in music being performed.
Element: MHSAG.2h
Perform moveable scale patterns from memory.
Element: MHSAG.2i
Perform Major and minor scales in low positions from memory.
Element: MHSAG.2j
Demonstrate the ability to play in positions other than first position and use those positions when performing selected music.
Element: MHSAG.2k
Perform basic first position chords with great fluency.
Element: MHSAG.2l
Perform barre chords using the nine basic forms (E, em, E7, em7, A, am, A7, am7, AM7) with great fluency.
Element: MHSAG.2m
Perform power chords with roots on E and A strings with great fluency.
Element: MHSAG.2n
Perform advanced, moveable jazz/pop chords.
Element: MHSAG.2o
Perform diminished chords.
Element: MHSAG.2p
Perform more advanced bass guitar skills.
Element: MHSAG.2q
Recognize 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: MHSAG.3a
Identify notes in the staff and on the ledger lines in treble clef.
Element: MHSAG.3b
Identify notes in the staff and on ledger lines in bass clef.
Element: MHSAG.3c
Read and notate notes with and without sharps and flats.
Element: MHSAG.3d
Read and notate advanced rhythms containing quarter notes, half notes, whole notes, dotted half notes, sixteenths notes, eighth notes, dotted quarter notes, dotted eighth notes, and relative rest values in the time signatures of 4/4, 3/4, 2/4, 6/8, 3/8, 6/4, 2/2, and mixed meter.
Element: MHSAG.3e
Read and perform advanced rhythm guitar using many different kinds of chords, such as simple, barre, power, jazz, etc.
Element: MHSAG.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: MHSAG.3g
Sight-read, accurately and expressively, more complex musical phrases and lines with natural notes and also notes with sharps and flats.
Element: MHSAG.3h
Identify and exedute keys appropriate to the music being performed.
Element: MHSAG.3i
Identify, construct, and name intervals from minor 2nd up to perfect octave.
Element: MHSAG.3j
Construct and notate Major, minor, Augmented, and diminished triads.
Element: MHSAG.3k
Construct and notate Major and minor scales.
Element: MHSAG.3l
Construct 7 chords (M7, Mm7, m7, half-diminished 7, and diminished 7).

Strand: Creative Expression and Communication

Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments
Element: MHSAG.4a
Play by ear more complex melodies and chord progressions and provide rhythmic and melodic variations based on these melodies or chord progressions.
Element: MHSAG.4b
Improvise original melodies from a given range of pitches or within a given key.
Element: MHSAG.4c
Improvise harmonic accompaniments in different styles, such as classical, rock, or folk.

Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines
Element: MHSAG.5a
Create more complex, original strumming patterns in different time signatures and mixed meters.
Element: MHSAG.5b
Compose original songs alone and with others.
Element: MHSAG.5c
Compose more complex melodies using natural notes and notes with sharps or flats.
Element: MHSAG.5d
Transcribe music for guitar from other instrumentation.
Element: MHSAG.5e
Arrange and perform popular songs/pieces for small guitar ensembles.

Strand: Critical Analysis/Investigation

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

Evaluating music and music performance
Element: MHSAG.7a
Evaluate the accuracy of rhythm and notes for individual and ensemble playing.
Element: MHSAG.7b
Assess the quality of performance in correct notes, tone, ensemble, balance, precision, and rhythm.
Element: MHSAG.7c
Critique performances of the guitar ensemble, other guitar students, and self, and make suggestions for improvement.
Element: MHSAG.7d
Compare and contrast performances by various guitarists and groups.
Element: MHSAG.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: MHSAG.8a
Explain how music contributes to a well-rounded education.
Element: MHSAG.8b
Recognize that many subjects are related to music, e.g. math, physics, literature, visual art, history.
Element: MHSAG.8c
Explore various references to the guitar in art, literature, and pop culture.

Understanding music in relation to history and culture
Element: MHSAG.9a
Describe distinguishing characteristics of representative music genres and styles from a variety of cultures.
Element: MHSAG.9b
Demonstrate stylistic characteristics of a varied repertoire through guitar performance.
Element: MHSAG.9c
Classify aural examples of music by style, genre, or culture and explain the reason behind this classification.
Element: MHSAG.9d
Demonstrate appropriate performance etiquette as a performer and a listener in a variety of performance settings.
Element: MHSAG.9e
Compare various career paths in music and guitar.
Element: MHSAG.9f
Compare playing and composing styles of performers of guitar from different genres.
Element: MHSAG.9g
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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