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

Big Idea: Skills, Techniques, and Processes
  • Understanding: The arts are inherently experiential and actively engage learners in the processes of creating, interpreting, and responding to art.
    • Benchmark: Improvise rhythmic and melodic phrases to accompany familiar songs and/or standard harmonic progressions.
☆ Categorized as Best Assessed in the Classroom (BAC) ☆ To be evaluated by Creating (C)

Students will be able to:

  • improvise simple rhythms over given ostinati on unpitched instruments.
  • improvise rhythmic patterns and create variations on familiar melodies.
  • improvise a simple melody over a given blues/rock progression.
  • improvise simple melodies over given ostinati on pitched instruments.
  • improvise melodic patterns and create variations on familiar melodies.

Students will know:

  • Harmony: I-IV-V progression
  • Style: 12 bar blues, rock
  • Phrase: melodic, rhythmic