M/J Vocal Techniques 1

Course State Description:

Students with little or no vocal experience develop musicianship, technical proficiency, and performance skills. Beginning musicians focus on development of skills and techniques through scales, etudes, and solo literature. 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.

    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 BAC  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: Historical and Global Connections

    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.2.3 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 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 I R  Describe how the combination of instrumentation and expressive elements in a musical work can convey a specific thought, idea, mood, and/or image.
  • 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 E P  Perform music from memory to demonstrate knowledge of the musical structure.
  • MU.68.S.2.2 E P  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.6.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 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • LAFS.6.SL.1.2 BAC  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.
  • LAFS.6.SL.1.3 BAC  Delineate a speaker's argument and specific claims, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.
  • Understanding 2: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
  • LAFS.6.SL.2.4 BAC  Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; 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.