Use correct singing posture.
Sing a diatonic song with pitch accuracy.
Sing a varied repertoire of songs using the head voice.
Sing songs in various modes (dorian, mixolydian).
Sing in harmony.
Play a steady beat on an instrument (alone).
Play the rhythm of a known song using known rhythms.
Use instruments properly.
Achieves National Standards: 1. Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music. 2. Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
Literacy and Application
Identify and demonstrate compound meter as the subdivision of the beat into equal thirds.
Identify and demonstrate basic rhythms in six eight meter where the eighth note equals the
beat, and where the dotted quarter note equals the beat.
Identify and demonstrate the major scale when the tonal center is do (C, D, F, G).
Identify and demonstrate the minor scale when the tonal center is la.
Identify individual instruments and vocal voicings (soprano, alto, tenor, bass.)
Identify and demonstrate musical terms and symbols (sforzando.)
Achieves National Standards: 3. Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments. 4. Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines. 5. Reading and notating music.
Listen to, analyze, and describe musical genres of jazz and blues.
Evaluate music and music performances.
Listen to and identify individual instruments and vocal voicings (soprano, alto, tenor, bass).
Understand relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.
Understand music in relation to history and culture.
Achieves National Standards: 6. Listening to, analyzing, and describing music. 7. Evaluating music and music performances. 8. Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts. 9. Understanding music in relation to history and culture.