M/J Band 4: MU.68.S.2.2

Big Idea: Skills, Techniques, and Processes
  • Understanding: Development of skills, techniques, and processes in the arts strengthens our ability to remember, focus on, process, and sequence information.
    • Benchmark: Transfer performance techniques from familiar to unfamiliar pieces.
☆ Categorized as Best Assessed in the Classroom (BAC)

Students will be able to:

  • sight-read level-appropriate literature in the ensemble setting, using appropriate expressive elements, phrasing, and articulation
    • how to identify musical elements such as key signature, time signature, rhythm patterns, dynamics, tempo, and articulation markings
    • musical phrasing (e.g. 4 bar phrases versus 8 bar phrases, appropriate places to breathe)
  • participate in structured individual sight-reading experiences based on the All-State audition model
    • strategies for studying a musical excerpt in a time restricted sight-reading setting (e.g. sizzling, singing, clapping, counting, fingering)
  • evaluate one’s own and a peer's own performance after sight-reading a similar musical passage

Students will know:

  • how to identify musical elements such as key signature, time signature, rhythm patterns, dynamics, tempo, and articulation markings
  • musical phrasing (e.g. 4 bar phrases versus 8 bar phrases, appropriate places to breathe)
  • strategies for studying a musical excerpt in a time restricted sight-reading setting (e.g. sizzling, singing, clapping, counting, fingering)