Intermediate Music 2: MU.4.O.1.1

Big Idea: Organizational Structure
  • Understanding: Understanding the organizational structure of an art form provides a foundation for appreciation of artistic works and respect for the creative process.
    • Benchmark: Compare musical elements in different types of music, using correct music vocabulary, as a foundation for understanding the structural conventions of specific styles.
☆ Categorized as Important (I) ☆ To be evaluated by Responding Items (R)

Students will be able to:

  • classify selected exemplary works from various historical periods by genre, style, and composer.
  • actively listen to selected pieces and identify characteristic musical elements.
  • compare and contrast musical elements of selected pieces, e.g., rhythm, melody, timbre, form, harmony, meter, dynamics, tempo.
  • explain how the use of specific musical elements is characteristic of music from various styles.

Students will know:

  • Style (genre): folk, patriotic, blues, jazz, rock, salsa, pop, Classical
  • Timbre: Instruments - pitched, unpitched, found sounds, electronic sources, world instruments, voice