9 - 12 Mastery Piano 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: MHSMP.1a
Sing to match major, minor, and perfect intervals.
Element: MHSMP.1b
Sing to reinforce melodic shape and stylistic elements of a melodic line or ostinato patterns.
Element: MHSMP.1c
Sing the melodic line to distinguish it from the underlying harmony.
Element: MHSMP.1d
Explain the similarity between singing and maintaining proper balance between melody and harmony when playing the piano.

Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
Element: MHSMP.2a
Demonstrate characteristic playing position, posture, fingering techniques, and hand and arm motion.
Element: MHSMP.2b
Demonstrate proper warm-up techniques through playing at least three octaves of major and harmonic minor scales, the chromatic scale, and technical exercises that increase playing agility and strength including appropriate cadences and arpeggios.
Element: MHSMP.2c
Use the following skills to perform appropriate music literature: dynamic expression, appropriate phrasing and articulation, style, balance, steady tempo, and rhythmic accuracy.
Element: MHSMP.2d
Use context cues to sight-read music literature one level below performance level.

Reading and notating music
Element: MHSMP.3a
Utilize a counting system and pitch learning procedure to read music appropriate to ability.
Element: MHSMP.3b
Identify, describe, and incorporate music vocabulary and symbols for pitch, key signatures, rhythm, dynamics, tempo, articulation, expression, and direction (including repeat signs, da capo, etc.) into individual and ensemble performances.
Element: MHSMP.3c
Notate rhythms and melodies utilizing a dictation method.
Element: MHSMP.3d
Read and notate music using software.

Strand: Creative Expression and Communication

Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments
Element: MHSMP.4a
Improvise a melody to a specified eight measure harmonic progression in the keys of C, a, G, e, F, and d, utilizing various musical styles and techniques.
Element: MHSMP.4b
Play by ear simple melodies and provide rhythmic and melodic variations based on those melodies.
Element: MHSMP.4c
Improvise accompaniment patterns within a given specific harmonic progression, I-(ii)-IV-V (7)-I.

Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines
Element: MHSMP.5a
Compose rhythmic exercises and short melodies using traditional notations which incorporate the use of dynamics and varied styles.
Element: MHSMP.5b
Compose melodic themes using an ABA structure in simple, compound, and complex meters.
Element: MHSMP.5c
Demonstrate the ability to use music notation software to produce a correctly notated musical example of both an arrangement and original composition.

Strand: Critical Analysis/Investigation

Listening to, analyzing, and describing music
Element: MHSMP.6a
Analyze and describe a musical score in terms of melodic intervals, rhythmic structure, musical form, and style.
Element: MHSMP.6b
Listen to and analyze a musical recording or video in terms of form, voicing, and dynamic contrast.
Element: MHSMP.6c
Utilize writing skills to describe the elements of music and the emotions and thoughts that music communicates.

Evaluating music and music performances
Element: MHSMP.7a
Prescribe adjustments needed to strengthen individual and ensemble performances, with attention to composer's intent.
Element: MHSMP.7b
Apply criteria and make value judgments of the quality of a composition.
Element: MHSMP.7c
Define and apply commendable performer etiquette, audience etiquette, and active listening in performance settings.

Strand: Cultural and Historical Context

Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts
Element: MHSMP.8a
Demonstrate and articulate an awareness of the collaborative nature of piano in today's society.
Element: MHSMP.8b
Compare the following terms used in music to like terms used in other subject areas by describing similarities and differences: color, movement, expression, style, symmetry, form, interpretation, texture, harmony, patterns and sequence, repetition, texts and lyrics, meter, wave and sound production, timbre, frequency of pitch, volume, acoustics, physiology and anatomy, technology etc.

Understanding music in relation to history and culture
Element: MHSMP.9a
Identify and compare performance styles of performance literature.
Element: MHSMP.9b
Investigate and connect characteristics of music from the different historical style periods and the appropriate musical context.
Element: MHSMP.9c
Explain the history of the piano.
Element: MHSMP.9d
Identify and compare, throughout different cultures and historical time periods, various music-related careers, roles of musicians and conditions under which music typically performed.

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