Band 4: MU.912.C.1.1

Big Idea: Critical Thinking and Reflection
  • Understanding: Cognition and reflection are required to appreciate, interpret, and create with artistic intent.
    • Benchmark: Apply listening strategies to promote appreciation and understanding of unfamiliar musical works.
☆ Categorized as Best Assessed in the Classroom (BAC)

Students will be able to:

  • identify musical elements in a listening example
    • e.g, dissonance and consonance, form(s), melody, countermelody, harmony, instrumentation, texture, timbre, etc
  • discuss definitive composers and compositional characteristics of musical style periods from Baroque through present-day composers
    • characteristics of varying genres of music
    • the diffinitive composers/compositions and how to access quality recordings (e.g. NAXOS, itunes, libraries, etc.)
  • identify expressive elements in a listening example
    • e.g., dynamics, articulation, phrasing, tempi, etc.
    • domain specific vocabulary associated with different articulations (e.g. staccato, tenuto, accent, etc.)
  • aurally identify major, minor, diminished, and augmented chords.
  • explain, using correct musical vocabulary, personal preferences of musical styles and artists.
    • domain specific vocabulary (e.g., orchestration, form, melody, dynamics, etc.)

Students will know:

  • characteristics of varying genres of music
  • e.g, dissonance and consonance, form(s), melody, countermelody, harmony, instrumentation, texture, timbre, etc
  • domain specific vocabulary (e.g., orchestration, form, melody, dynamics, etc.)
  • the diffinitive composers/compositions and how to access quality recordings (e.g. NAXOS, itunes, libraries, etc.)
  • e.g., dynamics, articulation, phrasing, tempi, etc.
  • domain specific vocabulary associated with different articulations (e.g. staccato, tenuto, accent, etc.)