M/J Exploring Music 1: MU.68.C.2.1

Big Idea: Critical Thinking and Reflection
  • Understanding: Assessing our own and others' artistic work, using critical-thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, is central to artistic growth.
    • Benchmark: Critique personal performance, experiment with a variety of solutions, and make appropriate adjustments with guidance from teachers and peers.
☆ Categorized as Nice to Know (NTK) ☆ To be evaluated by Responding Items (R)

Students will be able to:

  • identify characteristics that create a quality performance.
    • Performance techniques: blend, balance, accurate intonation
    • Phrasing
    • Rhythm
  • evaluate a personal performance based on teacher- or student-created criteria.
    • Criteria
    • Rubric
  • use purposeful practice based on evaluation to improve one’s performance.
    • Practice Strategies

Students will know:

  • Performance techniques: blend, balance, accurate intonation
  • Phrasing
  • Rhythm
  • Practice Strategies
  • Criteria
  • Rubric