Beginning Music Technology Version: 2010-2011


 
Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Music

Strand: Skills and Techniques/Performance


 
MHSBMT.1
Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
Element: MHSBMT.1a
Sing melodic and rhythmic patterns into an audio software program with technical accuracy
Element: MHSBMT.1b
Demonstrate basic ensemble singing skills with and without accompaniment
 

 
MHSBMT.2
Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
Element: MHSBMT.2a
Develop basic keyboarding finger/hand position technique and correct posture for the MIDI keyboard/controller
Element: MHSBMT.2b
Apply major scale finger patterns in solo performances on the MIDI keyboard/controller
Element: MHSBMT.2c
Perform in small ensembles with one students on a part on electronic instruments
Element: MHSBMT.2d
Demonstrate knowledge of note names on the keyboard
 

 
MHSBMT.3
Read and notate music
Element: MHSBMT.3a
Demonstrate the ability to read an instrumental or vocal score by describing how the elements of music are used
Element: MHSBMT.3b
Manipulate basic music symbols and terms using music notation software
Element: MHSBMT.3c
Sight-read basic melodies and rhythms on the MIDI keyboard/controller
Element: MHSBMT.3d
Compose music using varied note entry methods (e.g., step-entry, realtime) in music notation software
Element: MHSBMT.3e
Demonstrate basic knowledge of notation software processes
 

Strand: Creative Expression and Communication


 
MHSBMT.4
Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments
Element: MHSBMT.4a
Improvise basic rhythms and melodic figures over basic chord progressions
Element: MHSBMT.4b
Devise rhythmic and melodic variations of a specific theme
Element: MHSBMT.4c
Create rhythmic and harmonic accompaniments to existing melodic material
 

 
MHSBMT.5
Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines
Element: MHSBMT.5a
Compose music in several distinct styles using music software or sequencer
Element: MHSBMT.5b
Arrange music for small ensembles using a specific instrumentation
Element: MHSBMT.5c
Compare composition techniques used in different software packages
Element: MHSBMT.5d
Create and utilize loop based music data in compositions
Element: MHSBMT.5e
Utilize audio and signal effects such as reverb, chorus, and echo in compositions and arrangements
Element: MHSBMT.5f
Explore basic rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic dictation
 

Strand: Critical Analysis/Investigation


 
MHSBMT.6
Listening to, analyzing, and describing music
Element: MHSBMT.6a
Demonstrate an extensive knowledge of the technical vocabulary of music
Element: MHSBMT.6b
Identify and explain basic compositional devices and techniques
Element: MHSBMT.6c
Analyze form and harmony of aural and written examples of a varied repertoire of music
 

 
MHSBMT.7
Evaluating music and music performances
Element: MHSBMT.7a
Evaluate performances and compositions by comparing them to exemplary models
Element: MHSBMT.7b
Demonstrate proper knowledge and use of musical vocabulary when evaluating performances and compositions
 

Strand: Cultural and Historical Context


 
MHSBMT.8
Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts
Element: MHSBMT.8a
Create music soundtracks for visual media
Element: MHSBMT.8b
Compose music influenced by the genre and time periods of other artistic mediums
Element: MHSBMT.8c
Explore multi-media productions techniques
 

 
MHSBMT.9
Understanding music in relation to history and culture
Element: MHSBMT.9a
Classify and discuss examples of non-western music
Element: MHSBMT.9b
Analyze and discuss musical time periods and their relationships to cultural and artistic developments
Element: MHSBMT.9c
Classify and discuss selected musical works from known genres of music, their cultural influences, and their significance in history
 

Strand: Technology Skills and Applications


 
MHSBMT.10
Understanding and describing the major hardware and software components of a computer and their interactions
Element: MHSBMT.10a
Identify and define key functional components of a computer
Element: MHSBMT.10b
Understand the terms and units that are used to describe major hardware components
Element: MHSBMT.10c
Describe the interaction between input/output devices and other functional components of a computer in the execution of software applications
Element: MHSBMT.10d
List the steps in setting up a computer and functional components including external and internal audio/MIDI devices
 

 
MHSBMT.11
Identifying and describing the fundamental devices associated with personal computers
Element: MHSBMT.11a
Identify the names, purposes, and characteristics of storage devices
Element: MHSBMT.11b
Identify the names, purposes, and characteristics of motherboards
Element: MHSBMT.11c
Identify the names, purposes, and characteristics of power supplies
Element: MHSBMT.11d
Identify the names, purposes, and characteristics of processor/CPUs
Element: MHSBMT.11e
Identify the names, purposes, and characteristics of memory
Element: MHSBMT.11f
Identify the names, purposes, and characteristics of display devices
Element: MHSBMT.11g
Identify the names, purposes, and characteristics of input devices
Element: MHSBMT.11h
Identify the names, purposes, and characteristics of adapter cards
Element: MHSBMT.11i
Identify the names, purposes, and characteristics of ports and cables
Element: MHSBMT.11j
Identify the names, purposes, and characteristics of cooling systems
 

 
MHSBMT.12
Exploring careers in music technology
Element: MHSBMT.12a
Describe the daily tasks and responsibilities of a professional in the field of music technology
Element: MHSBMT.12b
Compare and contrast the top jobs in music technology
Element: MHSBMT.12c
Explore careers that combine music technology with another field
 

 
MHSBMT.13
Evaluating, comparing, and contrasting relevant web sites associated with music technology
Element: MHSBMT.13a
List the important issues in evaluating web sites
Element: MHSBMT.13b
Identify and critique the layout, navigation, and accessibility of a web site based on its purpose
Element: MHSBMT.13c
Evaluate elements of specific web sites as they relate to music technology
 

 
MHSBMT.14
Understanding ethical use of technology systems, media, information and software as it relates to music technology
Element: MHSBMT.14a
Identify and explain basic copyright laws as they relate to music technology applications
Element: MHSBMT.14b
Discuss ethical and legal issues as related to music technology
Element: MHSBMT.14c
Discuss copyright procedures for original compositions or productions
 

 
MHSBMT.15
Understanding live audio sound amplification and recording techniques
Element: MHSBMT.15a
Demonstrate differences in and uses of microphones in both live and studio applications
Element: MHSBMT.15b
Demonstrate how to store and convert digital audio and MIDI data
Element: MHSBMT.15c
Compare differences between analog and digital sound production and recording
Element: MHSBMT.15d
Compare and contrast various signal processing techniques used to enhance the audio production process
Element: MHSBMT.15e
Utilize music production techniques in a live performance
Element: MHSBMT.15f
Record and edit digital and analog audio
Element: MHSBMT.15g
Demonstrate knowledge of different mediums for audio and their storage requirements
Element: MHSBMT.15h
Demonstrate processes of transferring analog audio into digital audio
Element: MHSBMT.15i
Manipulate data from one program to another converting file formats as needed
 

 
MHSBMT.16
Understanding music technology in relation to history and culture
Element: MHSBMT.16a
Discuss differences in major computer platforms
Element: MHSBMT.16b
Identify major historical contributions to personal computer and music technology
 

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