Chorus 2: 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:

  • consistently identify melodic and harmonic elements.
    • differentiate between melody and harmony
  • follow a listening map and respond kinesthetically to specific aural detail.
    • critical listening skills
  • engage in active listening by identifying specific forms, e.g., AB, ABA, strophic, etc.
    • critical listening skills
    • form
  • use a checklist to identify musical events, e.g. repeats, endings, D.S., coda, et al.
    • music symbols e.g. DS, coda, etc
  • identify musical elements in a listening example such as dissonance and consonance, form, instrumentation, texture, timbre, and expressive elements, e.g., dynamics, articulation, phrasing, tempi, etc.
    • dissonance
    • consonance
    • instrumentation
    • texture
    • timbre
    • expressive elements
    • form
  • follow a listening map.
    • agreed method and structure of listening map
  • engage in active listening by identifying specific forms, e.g., AB, ABA, strophic, etc.
    • melodic material naming conventions
  • Listen and identify the musical characteristics for Middle Ages and Renaissance style periods:
    • Related Vocabulary for Middle Ages: plainchant, organum, cantus firmus.
    • Related Vocabulary for Renaissance: madrigal, text painting, motet.
  • Listen and identify the musical characteristics for Baroque style periods:
    • Related Vocabulary: harpsichord, forte-piano, oratorio, figured-bass
  • Listen and identify the musical characteristics for Classical style periods:
    • Related Vocabulary: symphony, suite, sonata form, transition, delvelopment, motive, recapitulation, coda, concerto, cadenza, chamber music, string quartet, requiem.
  • Listen and identify the musical characteristics for Romantic style periods:
  • Listen and identify the musical characteristics for 20th Century style periods:
  • Compare preferences for particular style-periods.
  • Identify reasons for personal preferences toward certain time periods.

Students will know:

  • differentiate between melody and harmony
  • critical listening skills
  • music symbols e.g. DS, coda, etc
  • critical listening skills
  • dissonance
  • consonance
  • form
  • instrumentation
  • texture
  • timbre
  • expressive elements
  • form
  • agreed method and structure of listening map
  • melodic material naming conventions
  • Related Vocabulary for Middle Ages: plainchant, organum, cantus firmus.
  • Related Vocabulary for Renaissance: madrigal, text painting, motet.
  • Related Vocabulary: harpsichord, forte-piano, oratorio, figured-bass
  • Related Vocabulary: symphony, suite, sonata form, transition, delvelopment, motive, recapitulation, coda, concerto, cadenza, chamber music, string quartet, requiem.