Music Scope and Sequence

HRMS 6-8 Band

 

I=Introduce   R=Reinforce      S=Strengthen

                                                                                                                                                                  Grade

6

7

8

1.  Demonstrate the language of reading and interpreting music notation

 

 

 

Identify notes by pitch name and proper fingering

I

R

R/M

Identify and perform note and rest values: whole, dotted half, half, dotted quarter, quarter, and eighth

I

R

M

Perform rhythms involving pick-up notes

I

R

M

Demonstrate proper procedures for sight-reading  (STARS)

I

R

I/R

Perform in simple rhythmic meters: 4/4, 3/4 and 2/4

I

R

M

Identify/demonstrate the use of key signatures

I

R

R/M

Demonstrate use of simple repeat signs, 1st and 2nd endings, D.C. and D.S. al Fine

I

R

M

Define and understand sharp, flat, and natural signs (including enharmonics)

I

R

M

Perform and understand basic dynamic signs: piano, mezzo piano, mezzo forte, forte, crescendo and decrescendo

I

R

R

Perform and define basic tempo markings: largo, andante, moderato, allegro

I

R

R

Demonstrate the use of complex repeats, D.C. and D.S. al Coda

I

R

R

Demonstrate articulations with proper attacks and releases of sound: staccato, legato, slur, tenuto

I

R

R

Demonstrate tempo changes with the use of ritardando, accelerando and fermatas

I

R

R

Perform in the meters 3/8, 6/8 and 2/2

 

I

R

Identify and perform note and rest values: sixteenth, dotted eighth, triplet eighth, complex ties and syncopation

 

I

R

Define and demonstrate the use of trills and grace notes

 

I

R

  

 

 

 

2. Perform music independently and with others

 

 

 

 

Demonstrate proper instrument assembly techniques

I

R

M

Demonstrate proper body alignment and posture

I

R

M

Demonstrate proper cleaning and care of instrument and equipment

I

R

M

Demonstrate and describe proper embouchure techniques

I

R

R

Demonstrate and describe proper breathing/phrasing techniques

I

R

R

Develop and understand the importance of pulse and subdivision of beats

I

R

R

Produce a characteristic tone quality, with consideration to embouchure, posture, and breath support

I

R

R

Demonstrate personal responsibility and self-discipline in rehearsal

 

 

 

Demonstrate knowledge of how to practice/preparing parts for rehearsal

I

R

R

Perform rhythms with a steady pulse individually and as an ensemble

I

R

R

Perform unison and multiple part ensemble music

I

R

R

Demonstrate basic ensemble performance concepts: blend, balance, and

intonation

I

R

R

Demonstrate musical expression and sensitivity in rehearsals and performances

I

R

R

Perform major, minor, and chromatic scales

 I

R

R

Demonstrate proper rhythm performance of 16th, dotted 8th, triplet 8th, complex ties and syncopation

 

I

I/R

Demonstrate the proper use of alternative fingerings/positions

 

I

R

Demonstrate development of tone with vibrato

 

 

I

 

 

 

 

3. Describe, analyze, and create music

 

 

 

 

Describe music using appropriate musical terminology

I

R

R

Define and recognize the use of themes, countermelody, repetition and form

 

I

I/R

Understand and repond to conductor's musical gestures

I

R

R

Compose original melodies with assistance

I

R

R

Identify simple musical forms and styles

I

I/R

R

Spell major scales

I

R

R

 

 

 

 

4. Evaluate music and music performances using critical thinking and listening skills

 

 

 

 

Define instrument relationship to concert pitch

I

R

M

Demonstrate ability to match and adjust pitch when tuning

I

R

R

Aurally identify correct performance of rhythmic notation and articulations

I

R

R

Visually identify and diagram conducting patterns

I

R

R

Critique band performances using OSAA band form

I

R

R

Describe and demonstrate several problem solving skills and drill practice procedures

I

I/R

R

Identify pitch tendencies and proper corrections

 

I

I/R

 

 

 

 

5. Demonstrate knowledge of music history and cultural heritage

 

 

 

 

Demonstrate proper stage presence and concert etiquette

I

R

M

Perform music in a variety of styles and periods of composition

 

I

R

Understand the musical context of each piece, including time period, composer, and cultural traditions of that time

 

I

R

 

 

 

 

6. Participate in the cultural/musical life of the community

 

 

 

 

Attend live performances by professional musicians and composers

I

R

M

Perform multiple part band literature in concert

I

R

R

Perform accompanied solo literature

I

R

R

       

 

 

 

HRMS 6-8 Choir

 

I=Introduce   R=Reinforce S=Strengthen

                                                                                                                                     Grade   

6

7

8

1.  Demonstrate the language of reading and interpreting music notation

 

Identify the notes by pitch name

I

R

M

Identify and perform note and rest values: whole, dotted half, half, dotted quarter, quarter and eighth

I

R

M

Demonstrate the use of 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 time 

I

R

M

Understand the use of accidentals to raise and lower pitch

I

R

M

Demonstrate and understand basic tempo markings

I

R

M

Develop sight-reading skills for diatonic melodies using solfege and interval recognition

I

I/R

R

Demonstrate basic dynamic contrasts

I

R

R

Perform and identify intervals found within a major scale

 

I

R

Understand the use of key signatures

 

I

R

Understand and perform chromatic intervals  

 

I

I/R

identify and perform crescendo and decrescendo markings

 

I

I/R

Demonstrate tempo changes with the use of ritardando, accelerando, and fermatas

 

I

R

Demonstrate the use of 3/8, 6/8 and 2/2 time

 

 

I

Understand and demonstrate subtle dynamic contrasts and accents

 

 

I

Identify and perform note and rest values: sixteenth, dotted eighth, triplet eighth, complex ties and syncopation

 

 

I

 

 

 

 

2. Perform music independently and with others

 

 

 

 

Demonstrate proper body alignment and posture

I

R

R/M

Demonstrate proper breath production and control

I

R

R/M

Demonstrate proper phrasing relating to melodic/breath patterns

I

R

R

Produce characteristic vowel formations

I

R

R

Demonstrate ability to match pitch individually and as a section

I

R

R

Understand and demonstrate basic consonants and diction

I

R

R

Understand and demonstrate vocal projection

I

R

R

Understand and demonstrate proper techniques for tone quality and control

I

R

R

Demonstrate personal responsibility and self-discipline in rehearsal

I

R

M

Perform rhythms with a steady tempo in a full ensemble and individually

I

R

R

Demonstrate basic ensemble performance concepts: blend, balance, and

intonation

I

R

R

Understand and respond to conductor's musical gestures

 R

Understand and perform unison attacks and releases

 

I

R

Demonstrate knowledge of how to practice and prepare parts for rehearsal

 

I

R

Perform works requiring a cappella singing or in 3-4 parts

 

 

I

Demonstrate proper rhythm performance of 16th, dotted 8th, triplet 8th, complex ties and syncopation

 

 

I

 

 

 

 

3. Describe, analyze, and create music

 

 

 

 

Describe music using appropriate musical terminology

I

R

R

Define and recognize the use of themes, countermelody, repetition and form

 

I

R

Identify and perform basic vocal timbre changes (light, heavy, etc.)

 

I

I/R

Identify simple musical forms and styles

 

I

R

 

4. Evaluate music and music performances using critical thinking and listening skills

 

 

 

 

Critique choral recordings/performances using OMEA/ACDA choral rubric

I

R

R

Visually identify and diagram conducting patterns

I

R

R

Aurally identify correct performance of rhythmic notation and articulations

 

I

I/R

Describe and demonstrate several problem solving skills and drill practice procedures

 

I

R

Identify pitch tendencies and proper corrections using vowel modiciations and breath support

 

I

R

Contribute to class discussions on artistic development of ensemble

 

I

R

 

 

 

5. Demonstrate knowledge of music history and cultural heritage

 

 

 

 

Demonstrate proper stage presence and concert etiquette

I

R

R

Perform music in a variety of styles and periods of composition

 

I

R

Understanding of the musical context of each piece, including time period, composer, and cultural traditions of that time

 

I

R

 

 

 

 

6. Participate in the cultural/musical life of the community

 

 

 

 

Attend live performances by professional musicians and composers

I

R

R

Perform accompanied solo literature

 

I

R

 

 Adapted from http://www.iccsd.k12.ia.us/Schools/West/music/Band/scope&seq.pdf

 
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