M/J Keyboard 3: MU.68.O.3.1

Big Idea: Organizational Structure
  • Understanding: Every art form uses its own unique language, verbal and non-verbal, to document and communicate with the world.
    • Benchmark: Describe how the combination of instrumentation and expressive elements in a musical work can convey a specific thought, idea, mood, and/or image.
☆ Categorized as Important (I) ☆ To be evaluated by Responding Items (R)

Students will be able to:

  • describe the emotions expressed in a given piece of music, and predict how changes in musical elements, e.g., tempo, articulation, or mode, might change the feel of the given piece. (see MU.68.O.1.1)
    • expressive musical elements such as dynamics, tempi, and articulations
    • major and minor modalities
  • describe how the combination of instrumentation and expressive elements in a musical work can convey a specific thought, idea, mood, and/or image
  • analyze and discuss the choices a composer makes to communicate a specific message.
  • discuss how emotions can be expressed in the other arts disciplines.
    • outstanding examples of visual art, theater, and dance that represent emotions

Students will know:

  • expressive musical elements such as dynamics, tempi, and articulations
  • major and minor modalities
  • outstanding examples of visual art, theater, and dance that represent emotions