Chorus 4: MU.912.O.3.1

Big Idea: Organizational Structure
  • Understanding: Every art form uses its own unique language, verbal and non-verbal, to document and communicate with the world.
    • Benchmark: Analyze expressive elements in a musical work and describe how the choices and manipulations of the elements support, for the listener, the implied meaning of the composer/performer.
☆ Categorized as Important (I) ☆ To be evaluated by Responding Items (R)

Students will be able to:

  • identify and discuss musical terms and symbols in a given piece, e.g., tempo markings, expressive markings, articulations, phrasing, key, meter, etc.
  • apply expressive elements to the musical work being studied.
  • identify and discuss structural and compositional elements relative to harmony, rhythm, scale, mode, timbre, voicing, text, vocal/instrumental texture, and orchestration.
  • identify the structural and compositional elements of the musical work being studied.
  • infer compositional intent based on the structural elements of the musical work being studied.
  • identify and discuss musical terms and symbols in a given piece, e.g., tempo markings, expressive markings, articulations, phrasing, key, meter, etc.

Students will know: