Jazz Ensemble 4 - Honors: MU.912.O.2.2

Big Idea: Organizational Structure
  • Understanding: The structural rules and conventions of an art form serve as both a foundation and departure point for creativity.
    • Benchmark: Transpose melodies into different modalities through performance and composition.
☆ Categorized as Best Assessed in the Classroom (BAC)

Students will be able to:

  • transpose a melody into another key.
  • transpose a melody from major to minor.
  • recognize and describe modes in music being rehearsed.
  • identify modes with corresponding chord progressions for improvisation, when applicable.
  • transpose a transcribed melody from an exemplary model into another key
    • appropriate methods of accessing recordings and transcriptions such as NAXOS, iTunes, music libraries, publications like Real Books, etc.

Students will know:

  • the difference between major and minor tonality.
  • in terms of scale degrees, the difference between a major and minor scale and a major and minor chord
  • appropriate methods of accessing recordings and transcriptions such as NAXOS, iTunes, music libraries, publications like Real Books, etc.