9 - 12 Mastery 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: MHSMG.1a
Utilize aural skills to match pitch.
Element: MHSMG.1b
Utilize aural skills to sing complex musical phrases selected from the music being performed by the guitar class.
Element: MHSMG.1c
Recognize phrasing through singing melodies.

Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
Element: MHSMG.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 4 on a scale of 1 to 4.
Element: MHSMG.2b
Perform music from a variety of musical genres, such as blues, rock, pop, folk, bluegrass, punk, classical, Latin, and mariachi indicating a deep understanding of stylistic differences and techniques.
Element: MHSMG.2c
Demonstrate impeccable left hand position and finger placement, right hand strumming position with thumb and with pick, posture and instrument position at a high level of technical difficulty.
Element: MHSMG.2d
Produce a characteristic and advanced sound strumming multiple strings using a guitar pick, right thumb, and right fingers (pulgar, indicio, medio, and anular).
Element: MHSMG.2e
Demonstrate the ability to quickly tune guitar from a given low E.
Element: MHSMG.2f
Demonstrate the ability to quickly change a guitar string.
Element: MHSMG.2g
Utilize correct finger patterns in performing scales and repertoire in all major and minor keys.
Element: MHSMG.2h
Perform moveable scale and mode patterns from memory.
Element: MHSMG.2i
Demonstrate the ability to play in all positions when performing selected music.
Element: MHSMG.2j
Perform first position, barre, power, jazz, pop, diminished and other chord forms with expertise.
Element: MHSMG.2k
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: MHSMG.3a
Identify notes in the staff and on ledger lines in both treble and bass clefs.
Element: MHSMG.3b
Create alto and tenor clefs and explain their function.
Element: MHSMG.3c
Read and notate notes in the clefs used and the keys used in music being performed.
Element: MHSMG.3d
Read and notate advanced rhythms (using any type of notes or rests) in all time signatures.
Element: MHSMG.3e
Read and perform advanced rhythm guitar using many different kinds of chords, such as simple, barre, power, jazz, etc.
Element: MHSMG.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: MHSMG.3g
Sight-read, accurately and expressively, complex musical phrases and lines with natural notes and also notes with sharps and flats.
Element: MHSMG.3h
Identify and execute keys appropriate to the music being performed.
Element: MHSMG.3i
Identify, construct, and name all intervals.
Element: MHSMG.3j
Construct and notate Major, minor, Augmented, and diminished triads.
Element: MHSMG.3k
Recognize chordal structure and relate to key and scale in music being performed.
Element: MHSMG.3l
Construct and notate Major and minor scales.
Element: MHSMG.3m
Construct 7 chords (M7, Mm7, m7, half-diminished 7, and diminished 7).
Element: MHSMG.3n
Construct 9 and 13 chords.

Strand: Creative Expression and Communication

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

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

Strand: Critical Analysis/Investigation

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

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

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