M/J Orchestra 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 Essential (E) ☆ To be evaluated by Prepared Performance (P)

Students will be able to:

  • sight read and perform rhythmic patterns that consist of note values found in level three or four method books, and the class repertoire.
    • sight reading
    • note values and rhythmic patterns
  • blend quality intonation across the ensemble.
    • intonation
  • tune independently using fine tuners, and pegs.
    • tuning the instrument
  • understand, apply, and transfer to new pieces the basic intonation knowledge and skills mastered in previous pieces.
  • recognize, name, and perform musical elements found in levels one and two method books and FOA Levels D and C repertoire, such as: bowings, expressive elements, (e.g., dynamics and tempos), key signatures and their associated finger patterns, and time signatures.
    • bowings
    • tempi
    • dynamics
  • understand, apply, and transfer the skills and knowledge mastered in one piece to new pieces.
  • correlate correct set-up and technique with proficiency on the instrument.

Students will know:

  • intonation
  • sight reading
  • playing technique
  • playing proficiency
  • bowings
  • tempi
  • note values and rhythmic patterns
  • dynamics
  • tuning the instrument