9 - 12 Advanced Orchestra Version: 2010-2011


 
Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Music

Strand: Skills and Techniques/Performance


 
MHSAO.1
Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
Element: MHSAO.1a
Demonstrate the ability to match pitch and adjust intonation by singing selected excerpts from the music being performed by the orchestra
Element: MHSAO.1b
Demonstrate an understanding of phrasing through singing melodies
Element: MHSAO.1c
Discuss the relationship between singing and quality tone production on a string instrument
 

 
MHSAO.2
Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
Element: MHSAO.2a
Perform with expression and technical accuracy a large and varied repertoire of orchestral and ensemble literature with a level of difficulty of 4 and 5 on a scale of 1 to 6
Element: MHSAO.2b
Apply the use of vibrato in appropriate orchestra literature
Element: MHSAO.2c
Exhibit the ability to accurately tune respective instrument
Element: MHSAO.2d
Demonstrate the ability to shift to II through V positions and use those positions when performing selected music
Element: MHSAO.2e
Produce a characteristic, artistic sound using bowings and articulations used in music being performed
Element: MHSAO.2f
Utilize correct finger patterns in performing scales and repertoire in the major keys of D, G, C, A, F, Bb, and Eb, the minor keys of b, e, a, f#, d, g, and c and any other keys used in music being performed
Element: MHSAO.2g
Demonstrate awareness of individual and group roles within the ensemble relating to tone, tuning, balance, blend, dynamics, phrasing, rhythm and tempo
 

 
MHSAO.3
Reading and notating music
Element: MHSAO.3a
Read and notate notes in the clefs used and the keys used in music being performed
Element: MHSAO.3b
Read and notate rhythms containing whole notes, half notes, quarter notes, eighth notes, dotted half notes, dotted quarter notes, dotted eighth notes, sixteenth notes and their corresponding rests in the time signatures of 4/4, 3/4, 2/4, 6/8, alle breve, and mixed meter
Element: MHSAO.3c
Recognize and execute symbols for form, dynamics, tempo, articulation and expresssion as used in corresponding literature
Element: MHSAO.3d
Use the circle of fifths to identify and excute keys appropriate to the music being performed
Element: MHSAO.3e
Sight-read, accurately and expressively, music with a difficutly leve of 3 on a scale of 1 to 6
 

Strand: Creative Expression and Communication


 
MHSAO.4
Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments
Element: MHSAO.4a
Play melodies by ear and provide rhythmic and melodic variations based on those melodies
Element: MHSAO.4b
Improvise stylistically appropriate harmonizing parts
Element: MHSAO.4c
Improvise original melodies over a given chord progression
 

 
MHSAO.5
Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines
Element: MHSAO.5a
Arrange a chorale or simple composition for string orchestra
Element: MHSAO.5b
Compose melodies for respective instrument in the keys of D, G, and C
Element: MHSAO.5c
Arrange the melody of a popular song for respective instrument
 

Strand: Critical Analysis/Investigation


 
MHSAO.6
Listening to, analyzing, and describing music
Element: MHSAO.6a
Discuss the basic principles of meter, rhythm, tonaltiy, and instrumentation in selected aural examples
Element: MHSAO.6b
Identify melodic and harmonic material and phrase endings in given aural examples
Element: MHSAO.6c
Discuss the formal and phrase structure of music being performed
 

 
MHSAO.7
Evaluating music and music performances
Element: MHSAO.7a
Compare and contrast performances by various ensembles
Element: MHSAO.7b
Evaluate a given musical work in terms of its aesthetic qualities and explain the musical means to uses to evoke feelings and emotions
Element: MHSAO.7c
Evaluate ensemble performance recordings using the Georgia Music Educators Association Orchestra Performance Evaluation Rubric
 

Strand: Cultural and Historical Context


 
MHSAO.8
Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts
Element: MHSAO.8a
Justify the importance of music in a well rounded education
Element: MHSAO.8b
Explain how elements, artistic processes, and organizational principles are used in similar and distinctive ways in the various arts and cite examples
Element: MHSAO.8c
Compare characteristics of two or more arts within a particular historical period or style and cite examples from various cultures
Element: MHSAO.8d
Explain ways in which the principles and subject matter of various disciplines outside the arts are interrelated with those of music
 

 
MHSAO.9
Understanding music in relation to history and culture
Element: MHSAO.9a
Classify by style and historial period or culture representative aural examples of music and explain the reasoning behind their classifications
Element: MHSAO.9b
Identify sources of American music genres, trace the evolution of those genres, and cite well-known musicians associated with them
Element: MHSAO.9c
Identify various roles that musicians perform, cite representative individuals who have functioned in each role, and describe their activities and achievements
 

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