9 - 12 Mastery 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: MHSMB.1a
Sing to reinforce fundamentals of breathing, use of the air stream and quality of sound in tone production
Element: MHSMB.1b
Sing to develop the ability to match intervallic and chordal tuning
Element: MHSMB.1c
Sing to reinforce melodic shape and stylistic elements of a melodic line or accompaniment pattern

Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
Element: MHSMB.2a
Perform with a characteristic tone quality utilizing proper embouchure, playing position, posture, breathing techniques, enunciation, vibrato, and percussion implement stroke in the appropriate level music
Element: MHSMB.2b
Demonstrate proper warm-up techniques through the use of long-tone, lip slurs, chorales, and technical exercises
Element: MHSMB.2c
Demonstrate the following ensemble skills through performance of musical literature: rehearsal etiquette, dynamic expression, style, blend and balance, steady tempo, rhythmic accuracy, and intonation
Element: MHSMB.2d
Demonstrate a clear understanding of the rhythms, meters, and ornamentation through the literature which are stylistically representative of the period or genre of the music being studied
Element: MHSMB.2e
Vocalize rhythms being performed including: diatonic melodies and all the intervals within the span of an octave
Element: MHSMB2.f
Demonstrate all performance skills through sight-reading of music in the full spectrum of the literature

Reading and notating music
Element: MHSMB.3a
Demonstrate a clear understanding of counting systems, vocabulary, theory, and the conventions necessary to read and notate music at the mastery level
Element: MHSMB.3b
Incorporate standard notations and non-traditional symbols for pitch, rhythm, dynamics, tempo, articulation, and expression through individaul and ensemble performance
Element: MHSMB.3c
Analyze musical terms, key signatures, and harmonic and tonal structures in the music being studied

Strand: Creative Expression and Communication

Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments
Element: MHSMB.4a
Improvise a melody to a specified eight to twelve measure harmonic progression utilizing various musical styles and techniques
Element: MHSMB.4b
Improvise a variation of a specific melody within the original musical sytle in major and minor tonalities
Element: MHSMB.4c
Improvise accompaniment patterns within a given specific harmonic progression

Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines
Element: MHSMB.5a
Compose rhythmic exercises and short melodies using traditional notations which incorporates use of dynamics and varied styles
Element: MHSMB.5b
Modify/embellish/adapt melodies for a variety of instruments with appropriate transpositions
Element: MHSMB.5c
Compose melodic themes using an ABA structure in compound and complex meters
Element: MHSMB.5d
Demonstrate the ability to use music notation software to produce a correctly notated musical example of both an arrangement and original composition

Strand: Critical Analysis/Investigation

Listening to, analyzing, and describing music
Element: MHSMB.6a
Analyze rhythmic patterns in compound/complex meters demonstrating an advanced level of technical facility and precision commensurate of the highest level of music performance
Element: MHSMB.6b
Demonstrate, through performance, knowledge of the pitch tendencies of the individual instrument by making proper adjustments for correct intonation
Element: MHSMB.6c
By listening to rhythmic patterns, identify and write rhythmic notation for simple, compound, and complex patterns found in the highest level of performance literature
Element: MHSMB.6d
Demonstrate the ability to adjust the instrument to play in tune without assistance

Evaluating music and music performances
Element: MHSMB.7a
Describe musical elements in instrumental music (recorded or live) using the terminology being studied
Element: MHSMB.7b
Analyze and discuss various instrumental music genres and styles through listening and/or performance activities
Element: MHSMB.7c
Analyze and describe specific musical works and styles using approporiate terminology
Element: MHSMB.7d
Critique the integrity of a performance based on concert etiquette, the characteristic sytle of the genre, composer's intent, interpretation, musical technique, and aesthetic value

Strand: Cultural and Historical Context

Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts
Element: MHSMB.8a
Compare the following terms used in music to like terms used in other subject areas by describing similarities and differences: color, movement, expression, style, symmetry, form, interpretation, texture, harmony, patterns and sequence, repetition, texts and lyrics, meter, wave and sound production, timbre, frequency of pitch, volume, acoustics, physiology and anatomy, technology, history, and culture, etc
Element: MHSMB.8b
Describe similarities and differences in the contextual meaning of common terms used in music, art, dance, and drama
Element: MHSMB.8c
Demonstrate a thorough knowledge through performance of repertoire representing diverse cultures, historical periods, and styles at the highest level of music performance

Understanding music in relation to history and culture
Element: MHSMB.9a
Formulate an understanding of the historical and musical context of the performance literature
Element: MHSMB.9b
Reflect and discuss the context of the historical events as they relate to musical literature of the period

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