Advanced Music Theory Version: 2010-2011


 
Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Music

Strand: Skills and Techniques/Performance


 
MHSAMTh.1
Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
Element: MHSAMTh.1a
Demonstrates the ability to sing at sight primarily diatonic melodies in simple and compound meter
 

 
MHSAMTh.2
Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a a varied repertoire of music
Element: MHSAMTh.2a
Demonstrate the ability to play notated pitches, chords, scales, and melodic/rhythmic passages of no more than eight measures on the piano keyboard where possible, or on another instrument
 

 
MHSAMTh.3
Reading and notating music
Element: MHSAMTh.3a
Notate the elements of music using F, G, and moveable C clefs, including note heads, stems, flags, beams, and rests, using correct vertical alignment and stem direction, barlines, brackets, braces, repeat signs, endings, and accidentals
Element: MHSAMTh.3b
Notate and recognize simple rhythmic patterns (beats and subdivisions), notate and recognize simple, compound, and complex meters, and organize rhythms into appropriate groupings (beaming and barring).
Element: MHSAMTh.3c
Demonstrate the ability to write major and minor key signatures on the staff (circle of fifths).
Element: MHSAMTh.3d
Demonstrate the ability to notate simple rhythmic patterns from dictated examples and identify simple rhythmic motives and meters from aural examples
Element: MHSAMTh.3e
Demonstrate the ability to notate diatonic and non-diatonic melodies from a dictated source
Element: MHSAMTh.3f
Demonstrate the ability to notate outer voices (soprano and bass) and Roman numerals from dictated traditional, primarily diatonic harmonic progressions
Element: MHSAMTh.3g
Demonstrate the ability to compose and identify diatonic and non-diatonic chords and inversions from a figured bass
Element: MHSAMTh.3h
Identify transposing and non-transposing instruments, appropriate clefs for individual instruments, appropriate written ranges for each instrument, and score layout for piano, chamber ensemble, chorus, orchestra, and band
Element: MHSAMTh.3i
Demonstrate the ability to transpose a melodic line to appropriate keys and clefs for any instrument or groups of instruments
Element: MHSAMTh.3j
Notate and identify visually and aurally all perfect, major, minor, augmented, and diminished intervals within an octave, both ascending and descending
Element: MHSAMTh.3k
Identify visually and aurally pitch collections (scales) including major, minor, church modes, whole tone, chromatic, and pentatonic
Element: MHSAMTh.3l
Identify visually and aurally major, minor, augmented, and diminished triads, seventh chords and inversions in open and closed spacing
Element: MHSAMTh.3m
Identify chords from a two-staff, four-part score using Roman numeral analysis
Element: MHSAMTh.3n
Identify visually and aurally plagal, perfect authentic, imperfect authentic, half, and deceptive cadences
Element: MHSAMTh.3o
Demonstrate through written exercises, knowledge of the rules governing three and four part writing as practiced during the common style period
Element: MHSAMTh.3p
Identify and describe common terminologies of form, style, musical expression, volume/intensity, and tempo modification
 

Strand: Creative Expression and Communication


 
MHSAMTh.4
Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines
Element: MHSAMTh.4a
Compose melodies in major and minor keys using antecedent/consequent phrase structures, unifying motives, sequences, appropriate cadences, and a variety of embellishments and non-harmonic tones
Element: MHSAMTh.4b
Compose short musical forms including phrases, periods, and simple binary forms
Element: MHSAMTh.4c
Construct appropriate harmonizations for melodies they have composed and given melodies, using appropriate voice leadings in three and four part textures
 

Strand: Critical Analysis/Investigation


 
MHSAMTh.5
Listening to, analyzing, and describing music
Element: MHSAMTh.5a
Identify visually and aurally monophonic, homophonic, and polyphonic textures
Element: MHSAMTh.5b
Analyze homophonic musical forms from aural and written examples, including simple binary, simple ternary, theme and variations, rondo, and sonata allegro
Element: MHSAMTh.5c
Identify mode, meter, instrumentation, texture, phrase and period structure and cadences in given aural and written examples from the standard literature
 

Strand: Cultural and Historical Context


 
MHSAMTh.6
Understanding relationships between music and the other arts
Element: MHSAMTh.6a
Discuss how music has been influenced by the integrated with other fine arts throughout the major historical periods for western art (e.g., "classical") music, from antiquity to contemporary
 

 
MHSAMTh.7
Understanding relationships between music and other disciplines outside the fine arts
Element: MHSAMTh.7a
Articulate how music is based upon mathematical and scientific principles. (This will include the use of numbers in counting and analyzing rhythm and meter and the overtone series as the basis for our system of tertian harmony)
 

 
MHSAMTh.8
Understanding music in relation to history and culture
Element: MHSAMTh. 8a
Discuss how music has been influenced by and integrated into the humanities (i.e. literature/poetry, cultural studies, philosophy, ancient and modern languages, etc.)
Element: MHSAMTh.8b
Describe the characteristics of the major periods of European music (Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Twentieth Century) in terms of harmony, style, form, and the correlation between music of those periods and the other fine arts of that same time
Element: MHSAMTh.8c
Describe how major musical movements, figures and events coincide with and/or were influenced by political, religious, and economic conditions of the time
 

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