M/J Exploring Music 1: MU.68.H.1.1

Big Idea: Historical and Global Connections
  • Understanding: Through study in the arts, we learn about and honor others and the worlds in which they live(d).
    • Benchmark: Describe the functions of music from various cultures and time periods.
☆ Categorized as Essential (E) ☆ To be evaluated by Responding Items (R)

Students will be able to:

  • explain how the use of specific musical elements is characteristic of music from various cultures and time periods.
  • describe the impact of regional traditions and historical events on generating various types of music.
  • identify the role of music in day-to-day life, e.g., birthdays, holidays, celebrations, patriotic.

Students will know:

  • Rhythm: duple meter, triple meter, time signature, dotted half note, dotted quarter note, triplets, sixteenth notes, tied notes
  • Melody: major/minor tonality, solfeggio (do-ti), ascending/descending, steps, leaps, repeated notes
  • Timbre: Instruments families - woodwind, brass, percussion, string, keyboard, electronic; Ensembles - chorus, band, orchestra
  • Expressive Characteristics
  • Cultural background
  • Cultural traditions: birthday, holiday, celebration, patriotic
  • Historical context: 20th Century, 21st Century, American, indigenous music.