6 - 8 Beginning Band Version: 2010-2011


 
Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Music

Strand: Skills and Techniques/Performance


 
MMSBB.1
Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
Element: MMSBB.1a
Sing to recognize fundamentals of tone production
Element: MMSBB.1b
Sing to match pitch through call and response (stepwise and major intervals)
 

 
MMSBB.2
Performing on instruments, alone and with others, through a varied repertoire of music
Element: MMDBB.2a
Recognize characteristic tone quality utilizing proper embouchure, playing position, posture, breathing techniques, articulation, and appropriate percussion technique
Element: MMSBB.2b
Demostrate proper warm-up techniques through the use of long tones, lip slurs, chorales, and technical exercises
Element: MMSBB.2c
Recognize the following ensemble skills through performance of musical literature: rehearsal etiquette, dynamic expression, style, blend and balance, steady tempo, rhythmic accuracy, and intonation
Element: MMSBB.2d
Demonstrate all performance skills through "at-sight" performance of music literature at the appropriate level
 

 
MMSBB.3
Reading and notating music
Element: MMSBB.3a
Identify and define standard notation symbols for pitch, rhythm, dynamics, tempo, articulation, and expression
Element: MMSBB.3b
Define and describe the musical terms incorporated in the literature as well as identify key signatures
Element: MMSBB3.c
Demonstrate a steady beat as well as rhythms and meters through a systematic counting procedure
 

Strand: Creative Expression and Communication


 
MMSBB.4
Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments
Element: MMSBB.4a
Improvise rhythmic patterns by clapping, singing, or playing an instrument
Element: MMSBB.4b
Improvise a melody or variation of a melody using a five-note diatonic, pentatonic, or blues scale
Element: MMSBB.4c
Demonstrate a rhythmic ostinato to be performed with a melody
 

 
MMSBB.5
Compsing and arranging music within specified guidelines
Element: MMSBB.5a
Compose rhythmic exercises and short melodies using traditional notations which incorporate use of dynamics
 

Strand: Critical Analysis/Investigation


 
MMSBB.6
Listening to, analyzing, and describing music
Element: MMSBB.6a
Identify and describe compositional devices, techniques, meter, tempo, tonality, intervals, and chords
Element: MMSBB.6b
Compare and contrast musical works based on genre and culture
 

 
MMSBB.7
Evaluating music and music performances
Element: MMSBB.7a
Evaluate the quality and effectiveness of performances, compositions, arrangements, and improvisations
Element: MMSBB.7b
List strengths and weaknesses in performance, and suggest areas of improvement
Element: MMSBB.7c
Identify the interpretations of the band during a performance, and analyze their effectiveness in relation to the intent of the composer
 

Strand: Cultural and Historical Context


 
MMSBB.8
Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts
Element: MMSBB.8a
Describe how music relates to fine arts and other disciplines
Element: MMSBB.8b
Examine the chronological development of various music styles and contextual elements, composers, and influences from each time period
Element: MMSBB.8c
Identify major time periods and describe music's influence on that time period
Element: MMSBB.8d
Identify the influence of music on society and society's influence on music within a given time period
 

 
MMSBB.9
Understanding music in relation to history and culture
Element: MMSBB.9a
Describe the characteristics of music from different cultures
Element: MMSBB.9b
Analyze American and other genres of music in relation to its historical and cultural context
Element: MMSBB.9c
Identify genres, styles, and composers within specific time periods
 

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