M/J Orchestra 1: MU.68.O.3.1

Big Idea: Organizational Structure
  • Understanding: Every art form uses its own unique language, verbal and non-verbal, to document and communicate with the world.
    • Benchmark: Describe how the combination of instrumentation and expressive elements in a musical work can convey a specific thought, idea, mood, and/or image.
☆ Categorized as Important (I) ☆ To be evaluated by Responding Items (R)

Students will be able to:

  • provide audio and visual examples from standard orchestral repertoire.
  • discuss how a composer uses musical devices to create an expressive impact in the pieces played or heard by students.
    • musical communication of thought, idea, mood, and/or image
    • instrumentation/voicing, tempo markings, expression markings, articulation markings, phrasing, scales, timbre, rhythm, orchestration, or lyrics
  • describe the emotions expressed in a given piece of music, and predict how changes in musical elements, e.g., tempo, articulation, or mode, might change the feel of the given piece. (see MU.68.O.1.1)
  • use knowledge of musical elements to describe the efficacy of musical styles and instrumentation for a given occasion.
    • music style periods and genres

Students will know:

  • music style periods and genres
  • musical communication of thought, idea, mood, and/or image
  • instrumentation/voicing, tempo markings, expression markings, articulation markings, phrasing, scales, timbre, rhythm, orchestration, or lyrics