9 - 12 Beginning Band Version: 2010-2011

Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Music

Strand: Skills and Techniques/Performance

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

Performing on instruments, alone and with others through a varied repertoire of music
Element: MHSBB.2a
Recognize characteristic tone quality utilizing proper embouchure, playing position, posture, breathing techniques, articulation, and appropriate percussion technique
Element: MHSBB.2b
Demonstrate proper warm-up techniques through the use of long tones, lip slurs, chorales, and technical exercises
Element: MHSBB.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: MHSBB.2d
Demonstrate all performance skills through "sight-reading" performance of music literature at the appropriate level

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

Strand: Creative Expression and Communication

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

Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines
Element: MHSBB.5a
Compose rhythmic exercises and short melodies using traditional notation

Strand: Critical Analysis/Investigation

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

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

Strand: Cultural and Historical Context

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

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

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