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K-6 Vocal Music


 

KINDERGARTEN – SIXTH GRADE

 

MUSIC PERFORMANCE: GENERAL MUSIC

Standards and Benchmarks

 

KINDERGARTEN GENERAL MUSIC

 

STANDARD –1:SINGING

            Sing alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

Vocal Music Kindergarten Benchmarks                     

K.1.1   Sing alone a variety of music using proper choral technique.

K.1.1.1      Explore speaking, singing, whispering, and shouting voices

K.1.1.2      Have opportunities to use voice in many ways (vocal exploration).

K.1.1.3      Sing alone on pitch demonstrating basic note and rest values in simple meters.

K.1.1.4      Use a singing voice, correct posture, clear diction, and respond to beginning and stopping cues of director.

K.1.1.5      Experience a variety of singing games.

K.1.2   Sing with others a variety of music using proper choral techniques.                                      

K.1.2.1      Sing on pitch with others demonstrating the use of dynamics from piano to forte

K.1.2.2      Sing on pitch with others in 1-4 measure phrases demonstrating proper staggered breathing.

K.1.2.3      Sing on pitch with others demonstrating proper breath support, tone production, posture, and vowel placement

STANDARD –2: INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

            Perform on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

Vocal Music Kindergarten Benchmarks

K.2.1   Perform alone a variety of music using proper instrumental techniques.

K.2.1.1    Have opportunities to play a steady beat on classroom instruments, alone, in a group, and to accompany singing.    

K.2.1.2    Echo simple rhythm patterns on classroom instruments.

K.2.1.3    Learn how to locate high, middle, low, and specific letter names on barred instruments.

K2.2                        Perform instrumental accompaniments for grade level material with others using band and folk instruments.

               K.2.2.1    Use classroom instruments to accompany rhymes, stories, composed songs, and folk songs from the United States and other countries.

STANDARD – 3: IMPROVISING

            Improvise melodies, variations, and simple accompaniments, both melodic and rhythmic.

Vocal Music Kindergarten Benchmarks

K.3.1   Improvise vocal and/or instrumental melodies, variations, and simple accompaniments, both melodic and rhythmic.

K.3.1.1      Create sung answers in response to teachers sung questions.

K.3.1.2      Use classroom instruments, body percussion, vocal sound effects and found sounds (oralimbs) to improvise accompaniments for rhymes and stories.

STANDARD – 4:  COMPOSING

            Compose music within specified musical guidelines

Vocal Music Kindergarten Benchmarks

K.4.1   Compose music within specified musical guidelines,

K.4.1.1      Use pitched and un-pitched instruments to create music to accompany readings/dramatizations.

K.4.1.2      Create new words to known songs.

K.4.1.3      Compose simple rhythms and melodies.

K.4.1.4      Use a variety of sound sources for creating music. 

STANDARD – 5: READING MUSIC

            Read and Notate music.

Vocal Music Kindergarten Benchmarks

K.5.1   Reading and notating music

K.5.1.1      Read Ionic representations of quarter, eighth, and half notes.

K.5.1.2      Identify ionic representations as walking, running, and slow walk.     

K.5.1.3      Respond to quarter note, paired eighth notes, and half notes as ta, ti-ti, and tay; Recognize that music contains silences known as rests.

K.5.1.4      Read ionic melody shapes; respond to higher, lower, and repeated sounds.

K.5.1.5      Learn letters of the musical alphabet.

K.5.1.6      Define beat as steady (like a clock or heartbeat) and rhythm as the way the words go.

K.5.1.7      Learn following terminology: Beat, rhythm, melody, staff, p, pp, f ,ff

STANDARD – 6: LISTENING

Listen to, describe using appropriate vocabulary, and analyze music from diverse cultures, times, and places.

Vocal Music Kindergarten Benchmarks

K.6.1   Listen to and describe, using appropriate musical vocabulary, music from diverse cultures, times, and places.

K.6.1.1      Identify same and different sections in songs and recordings.

K.6.1.2      Move appropriately to tempo and styles of a variety of music.

K.6.1.3      Describe dynamics and tempo for a piece of music.

K.6.1.4      Choose appropriate tempo and dynamics for a piece of music.

K.6.1.5      Correctly use the terms high, middle, and low.

K.6.1.6      Introduce names of classroom percussion instruments, piano, and guitar. Identify child, adult male, and adult female voices.

K.6.1.7      Demonstrate good listening skills during live and recorded music performances in the music classroom.

STANDARD – 7: EVALUATING MUSIC

            Evaluate music and musical performances using appropriate criteria

Vocal Music Kindergarten Benchmarks

            K.7.1   Evaluating music performances

K.7.1.1      Evaluate public and classroom performances

K.7.1.2      Introduce proper concert behavior

STANDARD – 8: HISTORY AND CULTURE

            Interpret music in relation to history and culture.

Vocal Music Kindergarten Benchmarks

K.8.1   Interpret musical examples using the elements of music

K.8.1.1      Use music to reinforce early reading skills: alphabet letter, sight word recognition, literature linked to music.

K.8.1.2      Use creative movement and folk dances/games to integrate with physical education and social studies.

STANDARD – 9 INTERRELATIONSHIPS

                        Understanding music in relation to history and culture

K.9.1   Music, History and Culture

K.9.1.1      Describe how music is a part of our daily life

K.9.1.2      Use music to observe seasons, holidays, and other celebrations.

 


FIRST GRADE

STANDARD –1:SINGING

            Sing alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

Vocal Music First Grade Benchmarks                       

1.1.1    Sing alone a variety of music using proper choral technique.

1.1.1.1       Continue vocal exploration

1.1.1.2       Increase ability to sing in tune, alone and with others

1.1.1.3       Continue developing the singing voice, using correct singing posture, breathing, diction.

STANDARD –2: INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

            Perform on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

Vocal Music First Grade Benchmarks

1.2.1    Perform alone a variety of music using proper instrumental techniques.

1.2.1.1     Play un-pitched and pitched instruments with correct technique.        

1.2.1.2     Play beat on pitched and un-pitched instruments.

1.2.1.3     Use pitched and un-pitched instruments to accompany songs, stories and chants.

STANDARD – 3: IMPROVISING

            Improvise melodies, variations, and simple accompaniments, both melodic and rhythmic.

Vocal Music First Grade Benchmarks

1.3.1   Improvise vocal and/or instrumental melodies, variations, and simple accompaniments, both melodic and rhythmic.

1.3.1.1       Improvise sound effects to accompany songs, stories and poems.

1.3.1.2           Improvise sung answers in response to teachers sung question

1.3.1.3           Improvise rhythm answer in response to rhythm question.

STANDARD – 4:  COMPOSING

            Compose music within specified musical guidelines

Vocal Music First Grade Benchmarks

1.4.1    Compose music within specified musical guidelines,

1.4.1.1       Compose short rhythm patterns.

1.4.1.2       Change selected words to a song.

1.4.1.3       Compose short melodies using known notes.

STANDARD – 5: READING MUSIC

            Read and Notate music.

Vocal Music First Grade Benchmarks

1.5.1    Reading and notating music

1.5.1.1       Read and write quarter note, paired and single eighth notes and corresponding rests.

1.5.1.2           Recognize whether a note is on a line or in a space.

1.5.1.3           Read and play two note patterns on barred instruments.

1.5.1.4           Symbols and terms: bar line, double bar line, repeat sign, accent, staff, sol, mi, treble clef sign.

STANDARD – 6: LISTENING

Listen to, describe using appropriate vocabulary, and analyze music from diverse cultures, times, and places.

Vocal Music First Grade Benchmarks

1.6.1    Listen to and describe, using appropriate musical vocabulary, music from diverse cultures, times, and places.

1.6.1.1       Review p, f, pp, ff and learn mp, mf. Use terms when describing music. Introduce term dynamics.

1.6.1.2       Learn term tempo and Largo, Andante, and Allegro. Use terms when describing music.

1.6.1.3       Aurally and visually identify high, middle, and low

1.6.1.4       Distinguish different voices, classroom instruments, and environmental sounds.

1.6.1.5       Introduce Percussion family of the orchestra

1.6.1.6       Recognize that songs are comprised of phrases.

1.6.1.7           Recognize that phrases can be the same or different.

1.6.1.8           Learn Introduction, AB, ABA, repeat sign

1.6.1.9           Listen to short orchestral and vocal excerpts.

1.6.1.10        Continue developing listening skills/ear training.

STANDARD – 7: EVALUATING MUSIC

            Evaluate music and musical performances using appropriate criteria

Vocal Music First Grade Benchmarks

            1.7.1    Evaluating music performances

1.7.1.1       Evaluate public and classroom performances

1.7.1.2       Continue practicing proper concert behavior

STANDARD – 8: HISTORY AND CULTURE

            Interpret music in relation to history and culture.

Vocal Music First Grade Benchmarks

1.8.1    Interpret musical examples using the elements of music

1.8.1.1       Use songs, poems, chants, stories, reading games to reinforce early reading skills.

1.8.1.2           Use music rhythms to reinforce math skills

1.8.1.3           Songs from America and other countries to reinforce social studies

1.8.1.4           Use of creative movement and folk dances/games to integrate physical education and social studies.

STANDARD – 9 INTERRELATIONSHIPS

                        Understanding music in relation to history and culture

Vocal Music First Grade Benchmarks

1.9.1    Music, History and Culture

1.9.1.1           Use of songs to help celebrate holidays and seasons

 

1.9.1.2           Use music to observe seasons, holidays, and other celebrations.

 

1.9.1.3           Perform songs from a variety of cultural heritages.

 

              

SECOND GRADE

STANDARD –1:SINGING

            Sing alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

Vocal Music Second Grade Benchmarks                   

2.1.1    Sing alone a variety of music using proper choral technique.

2.1.1.1       Continue to develop in-tune singing skills, with correct posture, breathing and interpretation.

2.1.1.2       Continue to increase repertoire of memorized songs from diverse styles and cultures.

2.1.1.3           Begin singing ostinatos and two part rounds.

2.1.1.4           Continue to refine group-singing skills: follow conductor cues.

2.1.1.5           Sing in small groups of 4-6 students with the class as an audience.

STANDARD –2: INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

            Perform on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

Vocal Music Second Grade Benchmarks

2.2.1    Perform alone a variety of music using proper instrumental techniques.

2.2.1.1     Perform crossover & alternating borduns on barred instruments.

2.2.1.2     Echo 4 beat rhythmic and melodic patterns on pitched and un-pitched instruments.

2.2.1.3     Continue to develop ensemble skills by accompanying a variety of songs, stories, and readings.

STANDARD – 3: IMPROVISING

            Improvise melodies, variations, and simple accompaniments, both melodic and rhythmic.

Vocal Music Second Grade Benchmarks

2.3.1   Improvise vocal and/or instrumental melodies, variations, and simple accompaniments, both melodic and rhythmic.

2.3.1.1       Improvise answers on pitched and un-pitched instruments.

2.3.1.2       Improvise simple rhythmic ostinato accompaniments to songs and chants.

2.3.1.3           Improvise accompaniments to readings and dramatizations.

2.3.1.4           Improvise simple rhythmic and melodic patterns.

STANDARD – 4:  COMPOSING

            Compose music within specified musical guidelines

Vocal Music Second Grade Benchmarks

2.4.1    Compose music within specified musical guidelines,

2.4.1.1       Use a variety of classroom instruments/body percussion (oralimbs)/found sounds to write simple compositions using quarter, eighth, half, and/or whole notes and rests.

STANDARD – 5: READING MUSIC

            Read and Notate music.

Vocal Music Second Grade Benchmarks

2.5.1    Reading and notating music

2.5.1.1       Read, perform, and write whole, half, dotted half, paired eighth note and whole notes and rests in 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 time signatures.

2.5.1.2       Learn the solfege syllable la and review sol and mi.

2.5.1.3       Learn letter names of the lines in the treble clef.

2.5.1.4           Review the names of the spaces in the treble clef.

2.5.1.5           Recognize and use following terms: crescendo, diminuendo, ritarndando, accelerando, tie, slur, time signature, D.C., Fine, measure, round, and treble clef.

STANDARD – 6: LISTENING

Listen to, describe using appropriate vocabulary, and analyze music from diverse cultures, times, and places.

Vocal Music Second Grade Benchmarks

2.6.1    Listen to and describe, using appropriate musical vocabulary, music from diverse cultures, times, and places.

2.6.1.1       Identify verse/refrain and call/response form.

2.6.1.2       Identify AB and ABA form.

2.6.1.3       Identify instruments in the brass and woodwind families.

2.6.1.4       Continue developing listening skills/ear training.


STANDARD – 7: EVALUATING MUSIC

            Evaluate music and musical performances using appropriate criteria

Vocal Music Second Grade Benchmarks

            2.7.1    Evaluating music performances

2.7.1.1       Self-evaluate program and classroom performances.

2.7.1.2           Use known terminology to explain musical preferences.

2.7.1.3           Continue developing concert and listening etiquette.

STANDARD – 8: HISTORY AND CULTURE

            Interpret music in relation to history and culture.

Vocal Music Second Grade Benchmarks

2.8.1    Interpret musical examples using the elements of music

2.8.1.1       Use music to accompany literature – (reading skills).

2.8.1.2       Follow music and written text in music books and single copy music – (reading skills).

2.8.1.3       Sing songs from many cultures to supplement social studies.

2.8.1.4           Use note values to reinforce math skills.

2.8.1.5           Use of creative movement and folk dances/games to integrate with physical education and social studies.

STANDARD – 9 INTERRELATIONSHIPS

                        Understanding music in relation to history and culture

Vocal Music Second Grade Benchmarks

2.9.1    Music, History and Culture

2.9.1.1       Sing and listen to music from a variety of historical periods and cultures.

 

2.9.1.3       Songs for holidays and special days

 

2.9.1.4       Perform songs from a variety of cultural heritages.

 

              

THIRD GRADE

STANDARD –1:SINGING

            Sing alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

Vocal Music Third Grade Benchmarks                      

3.1.1    Sing alone a variety of music using proper choral technique.

3.1.1.1       Continue to develop in-tune singing skills

3.1.1.2       Continue to develop good posture, support , and diction.

3.1.1.3       Reproduce melodies alone and with a group

3.1.1.4       Sing ostinatos and 2-3 part rounds

3.1.1.5       Sing in small groups of 2-3 students with the class as an audience.

STANDARD –2: INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

            Perform on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

Vocal Music Third Grade Benchmarks

3.2.1    Perform alone a variety of music using proper instrumental techniques.

3.2.1.1     Perform simple accompaniments on barred instruments.

3.2.1.2     Basic borduns, level, alternating, chord, crossover.

3.2.1.3     Use pitched and un-pitched instruments.

STANDARD – 3: IMPROVISING

            Improvise melodies, variations, and simple accompaniments, both melodic and rhythmic.

Vocal Music Third Grade Benchmarks

3.3.1   Improvise vocal and/or instrumental melodies, variations, and simple accompaniments, both melodic and rhythmic.

3.3.1.1       Improvise accompaniments for readings and dramatizations.

3.3.1.2       Alter melodies in rhythms to create variations.

3.3.1.3       Improvise vocal and instrumental answers to musical questions.

3.3.1.4       Improvise simple rhythmic and melodic patterns.

STANDARD – 4:  COMPOSING

            Compose music within specified musical guidelines

Vocal Music Third Grade Benchmarks

3.4.1    Compose music within specified musical guidelines,

3.4.1.1       Compose simple songs and accompaniments using known notes and rhythms.

STANDARD – 5: READING MUSIC

            Read and Notate music.

Vocal Music Third Grade Benchmarks

3.5.1    Reading and notating music

3.5.1.1       Read and notate music using quarter, eighth, half, dotted half, and whole notes and rests.

3.5.1.3       read rhythms in 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 time and learn the conducting patterns.

3.5.1.4       Read letter names of treble clef lines and spaces.

3.5.1.5           Read syllables do, re, mi, sol, and la.

3.5.1.6           Understand the following musical terms: D.C., D.S., 1st/2nd endings, coda, fermata, time signature.

 

 

THIRD GRADE

 

STANDARD – 6: LISTENING

Listen to, describe using appropriate vocabulary, and analyze music from diverse cultures, times, and places.

Vocal Music Third Grade Benchmarks

3.6.1    Listen to and describe, using appropriate musical vocabulary, music from diverse cultures, times, and places.

3.6.1.1       Identify tempo of a piece of music as Largo, Andante, Moderato, Allegro, Presto.

3.6.1.2       Recognize ritardando and accelerando.

3.6.1.3       Identify form of a piece of music as AB, ABA, Rondo, verse/refrain, call/response, round (canon).

3.6.1.4           Identify and perform dynamics of music as pp, p, mp, mf, f, ff, crescendo and diminuendo.

3.6.1.5           Describe articulation as staccato or legato.

3.6.1.6           Recognize orchestral families by sight and sound.

3.6.1.7           Distinguish between band and orchestra

3.6.1.8           Continue ear training/listening skills

3.6.1.9           Use known terminology when describing music.

STANDARD – 7: EVALUATING MUSIC

            Evaluate music and musical performances using appropriate criteria

Vocal Music Third Grade Benchmarks

            3.7.1    Evaluating music performances

3.7.1.1       Written and verbal evaluation of public and classroom performances,

3.7.1.2       Use known terminology to explain musical preferences.

3.7.1.3       Continue developing concert and listening etiquette.

STANDARD – 8: HISTORY AND CULTURE

            Interpret music in relation to history and culture.

Vocal Music Third Grade Benchmarks

3.8.1    Interpret musical examples using the elements of music

3.8.1.1       Use of stories, poems, and readings to reinforce reading skills.

3.8.1.2       Note and rest values used to reinforce Math skills.

3.8.1.3       Locating the country of a song(s) origin on world map to reinforce social studies skills.

3.8.1.4       Use of creative movement and folk dances/games to integrate physical education and social studies.

STANDARD – 9 INTERRELATIONSHIPS

                        Understanding music in relation to history and culture

Vocal Music Third Grade Benchmarks

3.9.1    Music, History and Culture

3.9.1.1       Songs for holidays and special days

3.9.1.3       Inclusion of songs from Mexico and other Hispanic countries.

3.9.1.4       Focus on American folk music, songs by Woody Guthrie

 

                 

FOURTH GRADE

STANDARD –1:SINGING

            Sing alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

Vocal Music Fourth Grade Benchmarks                    

4.1.1    Sing alone a variety of music using proper choral technique.

4.1.1.1           Refinement of in-tune unison singing.

4.1.1.2           Begin two-part singing.

4.1.1.3       Sing rounds, canon, ostinatos, partner songs, countermelodies.

4.1.1.4       Continue development of diction, breath support, vocal range.

4.1.1.5       Sing in small groups of 2-3 students  or solos and duets with the class as an audience.

STANDARD –2: INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

            Perform on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

Vocal Music Fourth Grade Benchmarks

4.2.1    Perform alone a variety of music using proper instrumental techniques.

4.2.1.1     Perform contrasting pitched and un-pitched instrument parts

4.2.1.2     Begin recorder instruction.

4.2.1.3        Begin keyboard instruction.

4.2.1.4        Refine mallet and un-pitched percussion technique.

STANDARD – 3: IMPROVISING

            Improvise melodies, variations, and simple accompaniments, both melodic and rhythmic.

Vocal Music Fourth Grade Benchmarks

4.3.1   Improvise vocal and/or instrumental melodies, variations, and simple accompaniments, both melodic and rhythmic.

4.3.1.1       Use classroom instruments, found sounds, recorders and keyboards for improvisations and accompaniments.

4.3.1.2       Improvise questions and answers on instruments.

4.3.1.3       Create movement/actions to accompany music.

4.3.1.4       Improvise simple rhythmic and melodic patterns.

STANDARD – 4:  COMPOSING

            Compose music within specified musical guidelines

Vocal Music Fourth Grade Benchmarks

4.4.1    Compose music within specified musical guidelines,

4.4.1.1           Create music to accompany poems or other readings.

4.4.1.2           Create new words to known melodies.

4.4.1.3           Compose short pieces and rhythms for classroom instruments.

STANDARD – 5: READING MUSIC

            Read and Notate music.

Vocal Music Fourth Grade Benchmarks

4.5.1    Reading and notating music

4.5.1.1       Identify whole, half, quarter, eighth, triplets and sixteenth notes and corresponding rests.

4.5.1.2       Identify dotted quarter and dotted eighth notes.

4.5.1.3       Introduce eight/quarter/eighth syncopation

4.5.1.4       Read treble clef notation; introduce bass clef notation

4.5.1.5           Read rhythms with numeric counting as well as syllables.

4.5.1.6           Read do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti and high do.

4.5.1.7           Identify D.S. al fine and D.S. al Coda, Coda, 1& 2 endings

4.5.1.8           Identify flat, sharp & natural signs.

4.5.1.9           Distinguish between major and minor.

  

STANDARD – 6: LISTENING

Listen to, describe using appropriate vocabulary, and analyze music from diverse cultures, times, and places.

Vocal Music Fourth Grade Benchmarks

4.6.1    Listen to and describe, using appropriate musical vocabulary, music from diverse cultures, times, and places.

4.6.1.1       Identify AB, ABA, Rondo, theme & variations.

4.6.1.2       Recognize the following tempo terms: largo, andante, moderato, allegro, & presto.

4.6.1.3       Identify and perform dynamics of a piece of music using correct terms, p,pp,mp, mf, f, ff, crescendo and diminuendo.

4.6.1.4           Review instruments of the orchestra.

4.6.1.5           Learn about keyboard instruments.

4.6.1.6           Identify and use articulations legato, staccato, and accent.

4.6.1.7           Perform and listen to songs and pieces from a variety of cultures and historical periods; composers

4.6.1.8           Continue ear training and listening skills.

STANDARD – 7: EVALUATING MUSIC

            Evaluate music and musical performances using appropriate criteria

Vocal Music Fourth Grade Benchmarks

            4.7.1    Evaluating music performances

            4.7.1.1       Evaluation of public and classroom performances.

            4.7.1.2       Expressing preferences for musical styles and performances

            4.7.1.3       Continue developing concert and listening etiquette.

STANDARD – 8: HISTORY AND CULTURE

            Interpret music in relation to history and culture.

Vocal Music Fourth Grade Benchmarks

                                  4.8.1    Interpret musical examples using the elements of music

                4.8.1.1       Songs from many cultures to supplement social studies.

                                              4.8.1.2       Create accompaniments for poems and stories to integrate with literature.

                                              4.8.1.3       Math problems dealing with note and rest values.

                                              4.8.1.4       Beginning study of the Science of Sound.

                                              4.8.1.5       Use of creative movement and folk dances/games to integrate with physical education and social studies.

STANDARD – 9 INTERRELATIONSHIPS

                        Understanding music in relation to history and culture

Vocal Music Fourth Grade Benchmarks

                        4.9.1    Music, History and Culture

                                                4.9.1.1       Songs, composers, and listening examples from a variety of cultural heritages and historical periods.

                                                4.9.1.3       Songs for holidays and special days

4.9.1.4           Begin study of the lives of composers

4.9.1.5           Songs to reinforce study of Iowa History, US history and Civil Rights movement.

 

  

5TH AND 6TH GRADE GENERAL MUSIC

 

STANDARD –1:SINGING

            Sing alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

Vocal Music 5-6 Benchmarks            

            5-6.1.1                   Sing alone a variety of music using proper choral technique.

5-6.1.1.1               Sing alone on pitch using dynamics from piano to forte.

5-6.1.1.2               Sing alone on pitch demonstrating appropriate phrasing through use of proper breath control.

5-6.1.1.3               Sing alone on pitch demonstrating basic note and rest values in simple meters.

5-6.1.1.4               Sing alone on pitch demonstrating proper breath support, tone production, posture, vowel placement, and head tone.

            5-6.1.2                   Sing with others a variety of music using proper choral techniques.                                      

5-6.1.2.1      Sing on pitch with others demonstrating the use of dynamics from piano to forte

5-6.1.2.2      Sing on pitch with others in 1-4 measure phrases demonstrating proper staggered breathing.

5-6.1.2.3      Sing on pitch with others demonstrating proper breath support, tone production, posture, and vowel placement

STANDARD –2: INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

            Perform on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

Vocal Music 5-6 Benchmarks

            5-6.2.1                   Perform alone a variety of music using proper instrumental techniques.

                        5-6.2.1.1               Perform instrumental accompaniments for grade level choral material alone using both band and folk instruments.

            5-6.2.2                   Perform with others a variety of music using proper instrumental techniques.

        5-6.2.2.1                     Perform instrumental accompaniments for grade level material with others using band and folk instruments.

STANDARD – 3: IMPROVISING

            Improvise melodies, variations, and simple accompaniments, both melodic and rhythmic.

Vocal Music 5-6 Benchmarks

            5-6.3.1                   Improvise vocal and/or instrumental melodies, variations, and simple accompaniments, both melodic and rhythmic.

5-6.3.1.1    Improvise simple melodic and rhythmic variations on, and accompaniments for, simple melodies.

STANDARD – 4:  COMPOSING

            5-6.4.1                   Compose music within specified musical guidelines,

5-6-4.1.1     Create original melodies, simple harmonies, and accompaniments using ABA, folk song, and rondo forms with both band and folk instrumentation.

            5-6.4.2                   Arrange music within specified guidelines.

5-6-4.2.1     Arrange simple melodies, harmonies and accompaniments using folk song, ABA, and rondo forms with both band and folk instrumentation.

STANDARD – 5: READING MUSIC

            Read and Notate music.

Vocal Music 5-6 Benchmarks

            5-6.5.1                   Sight-read music accurately and expressively

5-6.5.1.1      Read and perform basic rhythmic patterns using a basic counting system in common and cut time.

5-6.5.1.2      Read at sight melodic patterns and intervals using, pitch names, and number system.

            5-6-5.2                   Recognize and utilize musical notation.

5-6.5.2.1      Identify simple melodic patterns using treble clef pitch names.

5-6.5.2.2      Read, write, and perform simple note and rest values in simple meters.

5-6.5.2.3      Manipulate basic musical symbols including notes, rests and dynamic markings.

5-6.5.2.4      Read, write, and perform simple rhythms in 2/4, 3/4 and 4/4 meters. Sixth grade add 5/4, 3/6 and 6/8 meters.

 

 

 

STANDARD – 6: LISTENING

Listen to, describe using appropriate vocabulary, and analyze music from diverse cultures, times, and places.

Vocal Music 5-6 Benchmarks

                       5-6.6.1 Listen to and describe, using appropriate musical vocabulary, music from diverse cultures, times, and places.

            5-6.6.1.1      Listen to music from different cultures, countries, and time periods and describe the tone color, form, melodic contour, and tonality.

STANDARD – 7: EVALUATING MUSIC

            Evaluate music and musical performances using appropriate criteria

Vocal Music 5-6 Benchmarks

            5-6.7.1                   Devise specific criteria for evaluating musical performances within the school’s music department.

5-6.7.1.1    Formulate written critiques using criteria devised by the class for music concerts presented by the school’s music department.

        5-6.7.1.1               Critique personal performances using appropriate music vocabulary.

            5-6.7.2                   Critique specific musical works and styles of diverse cultures.

5-6.7.2.1    Formulate written critiques using criteria devised by the class for aural examples of exemplar performances of non-Western music.

STANDARD – 8: HISTORY AND CULTURE

            Interpret music in relation to history and culture.

Vocal Music 5-6 Benchmarks

            5-6.8.1                   Interpret musical examples using the elements of music

5-6-.8.1.1  Identify pitch, rhythm, harmony, dynamics, timbre, and texture in music from various historical periods and culture.

            5-6.8.2                   Interpret music in relation to culture.

        5-6.8.2.1               Identify and perform from memory c=various community and patriotic songs.

    5-6.8.2.1.1          Identify and describe roles of music and musicians in various musical settings and cultures.

STANDARD – 9: INTERRELATIONSHIPS

Vocal Music 5-6 Benchmarks

            5-6.9.1                   Interpret musical examples between music, the other arts and disciplines outside the arts.

        5-6.9.1.1               Identify pitch, rhythm, harmony, dynamics, timbre, and texture in music from various historical periods and cultures.

            5-6.9.2                   Interpret music in relation to culture.

5-6-9.2.1     Identify and perform from memory various community and patriotic songs.

5-6-9.2.2     Identify and describe roles of music and musicians in various musical settings and cultures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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