6 - 8 Intermediate Band Version: 2010-2011

Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Music

Strand: Skills and Techniques/Performance

Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
Element: MMSIB.1a
Sing to recognize fundamentals of tone production
Element: MMSIB.1b
Sing to match pitch through call and response(diatonic intervals, major and minor keys)
Element: MMSIB.1c
Sing to reinforce breathing, use of the air stream, and quality of sound

Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
Element: MMSIB.2a
Demonstrate characteristic tone quality utilizing proper embouchure, playing position, posture, breathing techniques, articulation, and appropriate percussion technique
Element: MMSIB.2b
Demonstrate proper warm-up techniques through the use of long tones, lip slurs, chorales, major scales, chromatic scale, and technical exercises that increase the playing range
Element: MMSIB.2c
Use the following ensemble skills as a means of interpreting the performance of musical literature: dynamic expression, style, blend and balance, steady tempo, rhythmic accuracy, intonation, and rehearsal etiquette
Element: MMSIB.2d
Use context cues in the performance of "sight-reading" music literature of Level 1 and 2

Reading and notating music
Element: MMSIB.3a
Identify standard notation symbols for pitch, rhythm, dynamics, tempo, articulation, expression, and key signatures
Element: MMSIB.3b
Interpret the musical terms incorporated in the literature
Element: MMSIB.3c
Demonstrate an understanding of duple, triple, and quadruple simple meter rhythmic patterns through a systematic counting procedure

Strand: Creative Expression and Communication

Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments
Element: MMSIB.4a
Distinguish chord structure through improvisation of melody over a given accompaniment using diatonic, modal, or blues scales
Element: MMSIB.4b
Demonstrate a rhythmic ostinato to be performed with a melody

Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines
Element: MMSIB.5a
Creates music incorporating expressive elements

Strand: Critical Analysis/Investigation

Listening to, analyzing, and describing music
Element: MMSIB.6a
Relate the use of compositional devices, techniques, meter, tempo, tonality, intervals, and chords to interpret music
Element: MMSIB.6b
Distinguish characteristics of a specific work based on genre and culture

Evaluating music and music performances
Element: MMSIB.7a
Identify music literature and band performances of both superior and poor quality and distinguish the factors which are used to classify them as such
Element: MMSIB.7b
Analyze the interpretations of a band performance and its effectiveness in relation to the intent of the composer
Element: MMSIB.7c
Distinguish what constitutes proper concert performance etiquette and proper audience etiquette

Strand: Cultural and Historical Context

Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts
Element: MMSIB.8a
Distinguish music based on the culture in which it was created
Element: MMSIB.8b
Compare American music to other cultures
Element: MMSIB.8c
Classify genre, style, and compser according to their time period

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

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