M/J Exploring Music 1: MU.68.S.3.1

Big Idea: Skills, Techniques, and Processes
  • Understanding: Through purposeful practice, artists learn to manage, master, and refine simple, then complex, skills and techniques.
    • Benchmark: Sing and/or play age-appropriate repertoire expressively.
☆ Categorized as Essential (E) ☆ To be evaluated by Prepared Performance (P)

Students will be able to:

  • identify expressive elements and apply them to performance.
  • demonstrate healthy singing techniques.
  • sing and/or play age-appropriate music, with and without accompaniment, using accurate pitch and rhythm.

Students will know:

  • Expressive Characteristics: blend, balance, pp, p, mp, mf, f, ff, crescendo, decrescendo, staccato/legato, Vivace, Presto, Allegro, Andante, Adagio, Largo, Lento
  • Performance technique: voice placement, unified vowels, articulated consonants, posture, head voice, start together, breath support
  • Harmony: rounds, quodlibet, partner songs, part song, countermelody