M/J Instrumental Techniques 3

Course State Description:

Student musicians build on previous instruction to develop high levels of musicianship, technical proficiency, and performance skills through preparation of technically challenging scales, etudes, and solo literature. Students use problem-solving, critical thinking, and reflection to demonstrate the skills of disciplined performers. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom. This course may also require students to obtain a musical instrument (e.g., borrow, rent, purchase) from an outside source.

    Big Idea: Critical Thinking and Reflection

    Understanding 1: Cognition and reflection are required to appreciate, interpret, and create with artistic intent.
  • MU.68.C.1.1 BAC  Develop strategies for listening to unfamiliar musical works.
  • MU.68.C.1.2 NTK R  Compare, using correct music vocabulary, the aesthetic impact of a performance to one's own hypothesis of the composer's intent.
  • Understanding 2: Assessing our own and others' artistic work, using critical-thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, is central to artistic growth.
  • MU.68.C.2.1 E R  Critique personal performance, experiment with a variety of solutions, and make appropriate adjustments with guidance from teachers and peers.
  • MU.68.C.2.2 E R  Critique, using correct music vocabulary, changes in one's own or others' musical performance resulting from practice or rehearsal.
  • Big Idea: English Language Development for English Language Learners

    Understanding SI: Language of Social and Instructional Purposes
  • ELD.K12.ELL.SI.1 BAC  English language learners communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting.
  • Big Idea: Innovation, Technology, and the Future

    Understanding 3: The 21st-century skills necessary for success as citizens, workers, and leaders in a global economy are embedded in the study of the arts.
  • MU.68.F.3.1 BAC  Describe how studying music can enhance citizenship, leadership, and global thinking.
  • Big Idea: Historical and Global Connections

    Understanding 1: Through study in the arts, we learn about and honor others and the worlds in which they live(d).
  • MU.68.H.1.1 NTK R  Describe the functions of music from various cultures and time periods.
  • MU.68.H.1.2 NTK R  Identify the works of representative composers within a specific style or time period.
  • MU.68.H.1.4 I R  Classify authentic stylistic features in music originating from various cultures.
  • Understanding 2: The arts reflect and document cultural trends and historical events, and help explain how new directions in the arts have emerged.
  • MU.68.H.2.2 BAC  Analyze how technology has changed the way music is created, performed, acquired, and experienced.
  • MU.68.H.2.3 I R  Classify the literature being studied by genre, style, and/or time period.
  • Big Idea: Mathematical Practice

    Understanding 5: Use appropriate tools strategically.
  • MAFS.K12.MP.5.1 BAC  Use appropriate tools strategically. Proficient students are sufficiently familiar with tools appropriate for their grade or course to make sound decisions about when each of these tools might be helpful, recognizing both the insight to be gained and their limitations. They detect possible errors. They are able to use technological tools to explore and deepen their understanding of concepts.
  • Understanding 6: Attend to precision.
  • MAFS.K12.MP.6.1 BAC  Attend to precision. Proficient students try to communicate precisely to others. They try to use clear definitions in discussion with others and in their own reasoning. They state the meaning of the symbols they choose.
  • Understanding 7: Look for and make use of structure.
  • MAFS.K12.MP.7.1 BAC  Look for and make use of structure. Proficient students look closely to discern a pattern or structure. They recognize the significance of an existing line in a geometric figure and can use the strategy of drawing an auxiliary line for solving problems. They also can step back for an overview and shift perspective. They can see complicated things, such as some algebraic expressions, as single objects or as being composed of several objects.
  • Big Idea: Organizational Structure

    Understanding 1: Understanding the organizational structure of an art form provides a foundation for appreciation of artistic works and respect for the creative process.
  • MU.68.O.1.1 I R  Compare performances of a musical work to identify artistic choices made by performers.
  • Understanding 2: The structural rules and conventions of an art form serve as both a foundation and departure point for creativity.
  • MU.68.O.2.2 BAC  Demonstrate knowledge of major and minor tonalities through performance and composition.
  • Understanding 3: Every art form uses its own unique language, verbal and non-verbal, to document and communicate with the world.
  • MU.68.O.3.1 E R  Describe how the combination of instrumentation and expressive elements in a musical work can convey a specific thought, idea, mood, and/or image.
  • MU.68.O.3.2 E P  Perform the expressive elements of a musical work indicated by the musical score and/or conductor, and transfer new knowledge and experiences to other musical works.
  • Big Idea: Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects 6-12

    Understanding 2: Craft and Structure
  • LAFS.68.RST.2.4 BAC  Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6-8 texts and topics.
  • Big Idea: Skills, Techniques, and Processes

    Understanding 1: The arts are inherently experiential and actively engage learners in the processes of creating, interpreting, and responding to art.
  • MU.68.S.1.1 BAC  Improvise rhythmic and melodic phrases to accompany familiar songs and/or standard harmonic progressions.
  • MU.68.S.1.4 BAC  Sing or play melodies by ear with support from the teacher and/or peers.
  • Understanding 2: Development of skills, techniques, and processes in the arts strengthens our ability to remember, focus on, process, and sequence information.
  • MU.68.S.2.1 BAC  Perform music from memory to demonstrate knowledge of the musical structure.
  • MU.68.S.2.2 BAC  Transfer performance techniques from familiar to unfamiliar pieces.
  • Understanding 3: Through purposeful practice, artists learn to manage, master, and refine simple, then complex, skills and techniques.
  • MU.68.S.3.1 E P  Sing and/or play age-appropriate repertoire expressively.
  • MU.68.S.3.2 E P  Demonstrate proper vocal or instrumental technique.
  • MU.68.S.3.3 E O  Sight-read standard exercises and simple repertoire.
  • MU.68.S.3.4 E R  Compare written notation to aural examples and analyze for accuracy of rhythm and pitch.
  • MU.68.S.3.5 E R  Notate rhythmic phrases and/or melodies, in varying simple meters, performed by someone else.
  • MU.68.S.3.6 BAC  Develop and demonstrate efficient rehearsal strategies to apply skills and techniques.
  • Big Idea: Standards for Speaking and Listening

    Understanding 1: Comprehension and Collaboration
  • LAFS.8.SL.1.1 BAC  Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • LAFS.8.SL.1.2 BAC  Analyze the purpose of information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and evaluate the motives (e.g., social, commercial, political) behind its presentation.
  • LAFS.8.SL.1.3 BAC  Delineate a speaker's argument and specific claims, evaluating the soundness of the reasoning and relevance and sufficiency of the evidence and identifying when irrelevant evidence is introduced.
  • Understanding 2: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
  • LAFS.8.SL.2.4 BAC  Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
  • Big Idea: Writing Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects

    Understanding 2: Production and Distribution of Writing
  • LAFS.68.WHST.2.4 BAC  Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.