M/J Exploring Music 1: MU.68.C.1.2

Big Idea: Critical Thinking and Reflection
  • Understanding: Cognition and reflection are required to appreciate, interpret, and create with artistic intent.
    • Benchmark: Compare, using correct music vocabulary, the aesthetic impact of a performance to one's own hypothesis of the composer's intent.
☆ Categorized as Important (I) ☆ To be evaluated by Responding Items (R)

Students will be able to:

  • list musical words to describe expressive elements in a piece of music.
  • predict the composer’s intent based on historical context, title of piece, rhythmic patterns, and expressive characteristics.
  • compare and contrast musical elements heard on a recording with markings on the score

Students will know:

  • Expression Markings
  • Opinion
  • Predict
  • Interpret
  • Historical context
  • Cultural background