M/J Exploring Music 1: MU.68.S.3.2

Big Idea: Skills, Techniques, and Processes
  • Understanding: Through purposeful practice, artists learn to manage, master, and refine simple, then complex, skills and techniques.
    • Benchmark: Demonstrate proper vocal or instrumental technique.
☆ Categorized as Essential (E) ☆ To be evaluated by Prepared Performance (P)

Students will be able to:

  • produce a characteristic instrumental tone using appropriate performance techniques.
  • perform on instruments in an ensemble, maintaining a common tempo, blending instrumental timbres, and matching dynamic levels.
  • demonstrate healthy singing techniques.
  • sing, with others, blending vocal timbres, matching dynamic levels, and responding to the cues of a conductor.

Students will know:

  • Vocal techniques: attacks, releases
  • Instrumental: mallet/hand technique, tone quality, posture
  • Expressive Characteristics: accents, fermata, accelerando, ritardando
  • Timbre: Soprano (boy and girl, adult female), Alto, Tenor, Bass