M/J Music Theory 2 Test Blueprint


Course Information:

Course Number1300010COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students with prior music theory experience expand their understanding of the technical and structural elements of music. Intermediate-level music theorists develop the aural skills needed for a variety of musical styles and processes, including composition, improvisation, performance, and consumerism. Class work focuses on creativity and strengthening analytical abilities. Public performances may serve as a resource for specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend one or more performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.
Course Length:1
Course Level:2

30% of EXAM 30-40 minutes
Number of Items by Item TypePts
DOKBenchmarkBenchmark textSelected Response
1 pt
Short Answer
2 pts
Extended Response
4 pts
21-23 pts
C = 0%IMU.68.C.1.2Compare, using correct music vocabulary, the aesthetic impact of a performance to one's own hypothesis of the composer's intent.NoneNoneNoneNone

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BenchmarkBenchmark text
MU.68.C.1.1Develop strategies for listening to unfamiliar musical works.
MU.68.C.1.3Identify, aurally, instrumental styles and a variety of instrumental ensembles.
MU.68.C.1.4Identify, aurally, a variety of vocal styles and ensembles.
MU.68.C.2.3Critique personal composition and/or improvisation, using simple criteria, to generate improvements with guidance from teachers and/or peers.
MU.68.C.3.1Apply specific criteria to evaluate why a musical work is an exemplar in a specific style or genre.
MU.68.F.1.1Create a composition and/or performance, using visual, kinesthetic, digital, and/or acoustic means to manipulate musical elements.
MU.68.F.1.2"Create an original composition that reflects various performances that use ""traditional"" and contemporary technologies."
MU.68.F.2.1Describe several routes a composition or performance could travel from creator to consumer.
MU.68.F.2.2Describe how concert attendance can financially impact a community.
MU.68.F.3.1Describe how studying music can enhance citizenship, leadership, and global thinking.
MU.68.F.3.2Investigate and discuss laws that protect intellectual property, and practice safe, legal, and responsible acquisition and use of musical media.
MU.68.F.3.3Identify the tasks involved in the compositional process and discuss how the process might be applied in the work place.
MU.68.H.1.5Using representative musical works by selected composers, classify compositional characteristics common to a specific time period and/or genre.
MU.68.H.2.1Describe the influence of historical events and periods on music composition and performance.
MU.68.H.2.2Analyze how technology has changed the way music is created, performed, acquired, and experienced.
MU.68.H.2.3Classify the literature being studied by genre, style, and/or time period.
MU.68.H.3.1Identify connections among music and other content areas and/or contexts through interdisciplinary collaboration.
MU.68.O.1.1Compare performances of a musical work to identify artistic choices made by performers.
MU.68.O.2.1Create a composition, manipulating musical elements and exploring the effects of those manipulations.
MU.68.O.2.2Demonstrate knowledge of major and minor tonalities through performance and composition.
MU.68.O.3.1Describe how the combination of instrumentation and expressive elements in a musical work can convey a specific thought, idea, mood, and/or image.
MU.68.O.3.2Perform the expressive elements of a musical work indicated by the musical score and/or conductor, and transfer new knowledge and experiences to other musical works.
MU.68.S.1.2Compose a short musical piece.
MU.68.S.1.3Arrange a short musical piece by manipulating melody, form, rhythm, and/or voicing.
MU.68.S.1.4Sing or play melodies by ear with support from the teacher and/or peers.
MU.68.S.1.5Perform melodies with chord progressions.
MU.68.S.1.6Compose a melody, with or without lyrics, over a standard harmonic progression.
MU.68.S.1.8Demonstrate specified mixing and editing techniques using selected software and hardware.
MU.68.S.3.3Sight-read standard exercises and simple repertoire.
MU.68.S.3.4Compare written notation to aural examples and analyze for accuracy of rhythm and pitch.
MU.68.S.3.5Notate rhythmic phrases and/or melodies, in varying simple meters, performed by someone else.