M/J Orchestra 2: LAFS.6.SL.1.2

Big Idea: Standards for Speaking and Listening
  • Understanding: Comprehension and Collaboration
    • Benchmark: Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.
☆ Categorized as Best Assessed in the Classroom (BAC)

Students will be able to:

  • watch a YouTube performance of a professional orchestra or band and discuss their kinesthetic approach to playing their instruments.
  • observe a picture of a proper bow hold and explain how it contributes to a characteristic sound.
    • instrument specific bow holds and hand positions, and how these contribute to characteristic tone
  • read the score for a duet focusing on the first part while listening to a recording, and then listen again focusing on the second part, and discuss how the parts fit together with regard to rhythm, melody, and harmony.
    • basic understanding of rhythm, melody, and harmony, and how these elements function together in a musical work
  • compare two performances of a piece being studied in class (presented in diverse formats), discuss (small group and/or whole group) choices made by each performing group, and decide how those choices could influence students' own performance of that piece.
    • expressive qualities, accurate notes and rhythms, blend and balance, other factors which contribute to effective performances
  • read two versions of a score and compare and contrast the editors intent.
    • the responsibilities of a music editor, and the different editing methods employed (e.g., articulation and dynamic markings)

Students will know:

  • basic understanding of rhythm, melody, and harmony, and how these elements function together in a musical work
  • the responsibilities of a music editor, and the different editing methods employed (e.g., articulation and dynamic markings)
  • expressive qualities, accurate notes and rhythms, blend and balance, other factors which contribute to effective performances
  • instrument specific bow holds and hand positions, and how these contribute to characteristic tone