6 - 8 Beginning Chorus Version: 2010-2011


 
Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Music

Strand: Skills and Techniques/Performance


 
MMSBC.1
Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
Element: MMSBC.1a
Demonstrate appropriate singing posture and breathing techniques
Element: MMSBA.1b
Identify basic vocal anatomy
Element: MMSBC.1c
Demonstrate pure vowel sounds and articulate voiced and unvoiced consonants
Element: MMSBC.1d
Utilizes aural skills to match pitch, improve intonation, and sing with attention to ensemble balance and blend
Element: MMSBC.1e
Identify aspects of voice change as reflected in physiological changes, vocal range, tone, and vocal agility
Element: MMSBC.1f
Demonstrate aspects of expressive performance through dynamics, tempo, and phrasing
Element: MMSBC.1g
Demonstrate and respond to basic conducting patterns and gestures representing tempo, expression and vocal technique
 

 
MMSBC.2
Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
Element: MMSBC.2a
Play percussion and melodic instruments to demonstrate basic knowledge of rhythm, melody, tempo, and dynamics
Element: MMSBC.2b
Utilize percussion and melodic instruments to support vocal performance with attention to balance, blend, and style
 

 
MMSBC.3
Reading and notating music
Element: MMSBC.3a
Utilize a rhythmic and melodic language to read and sing music appropriate to ability
Element: MMSBC.3b
Identify basic music vocabulary and symbols representing tempo, meter, dynamics, and other expressive elements
Element: MMSBC.3c
Notate simple rhythms and melodies utilizing a dictation method
Element: MMSBC.3d
Read and notate music using software
 

Strand: Creative Expression and Communication


 
MMSBC.4
Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments
Element: MMSBC.4a
Improvise simple rhythmic and melodic patterns
Element: MMSBC.4b
Improvise variations of short melodic fragments taken from a varied repertoire of music including folk songs and chants
Element: MMSBC.4c
Create basic rhythmic and melodic accompaniments to support other elements of musical performance (e.g., ostinati)
 

 
MMSBC.5
Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines
Element: MMSBC.5a
Arrange and perform existing songs by making creative decisions regarding tempo and dynamics and justify those decisions
Element: MMSBC.5b
Set short poetic phrases and texts to music
Element: MMSBC.5c
Compose short rhythms and original melodies
 

Strand: Critical Analysis/Investigation


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

 
MMSBC.7
Evaluating music and music performances
Element: MMSBC.7a
Listen to and evaluate group music performances with attention to vocal technique, accuracy of pitch and rhythm, diction, and dynamics through discussion and writing
Element: MMSBC.7b
Reflect on the nature of performance in music through discussion and writing
Element: MMSBC.7c
Discuss and apply audience etiquette and active listening in selected musical settings
 

Strand: Cultural and Historical Context


 
MMSBC.8
Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts
Element: MMSBC.8a
Identify common characteristics between music, dance arts, theatre arts, and visual arts
Element: MMSBC.8b
Demonstrate literacy skills through reading and discussing musical settings of varied literature
 

 
MMSBC.9
Understanding music in relation to history and culture
Element: MMSBC.9a
Identify historical and cultural characteristics of a varied repertoire including world music
Element: MMSBC.9b
Demonstrate stylistic characteristics of a varied repertoire including world music through vocal performance
Element: MMSBC.9c
Identify historical period, composer, culture and style of music presented in class
Element: MMSBC.9d
Discuss how music relates to personal development and enjoyment of life
Element: MMSBC.9e
Discuss the relationships between music, world events, history and culture
 

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