M/J Exploring Music 1 Pacing Guide

All Year
interpret unfamiliar English terms using a home language dictionary or online translator. (ELD.K12.ELL.SI.1BAC )
  • how to use a home language dictionary or online translation program
perform rhythmic and melodic patterns accurately by imitating aural patterns demonstrated by the teacher and/or peers. (ELD.K12.ELL.SI.1BAC )
  • procedure for aurally deciphering rhythms (e.g. count singing, speaking rhythms, subdividing)
  • Curwen hand signs and solfeggio syllables
perform rhythmic and melodic patterns accurately by reading traditional notation and interpreting music symbols. (ELD.K12.ELL.SI.1BAC )
  • pitches on the staff, rhythmic patterns appropriate to the course level
All Year
use classroom visual aids to accurately interpret and perform musical symbols and abbreviations. (ELD.K12.ELL.SI.1BAC )
communicate with a peer tutor/buddy for clarification on concepts presented in class. (ELD.K12.ELL.SI.1BAC )
All Year
imitate musical elements modeled by the teacher and peers. (ELD.K12.ELL.SI.1BAC )
  • performance techniques: characteristic tone, balance, blend, mallet technique, intonation
  • expressive characteristics: e.g. dynamics, tempo, phrasing
All Year
perform music in class to demonstrate comprehension and synthesis of skills. (ELD.K12.ELL.SI.1BAC )
  • classroom procedures
  • performance techniques: proper posture, diction, following a conductor, intonation
recognize, count, and notate simple rhythms. (ELD.K12.ELL.SI.1BAC )
differentiate between English terminology and musical terminology. (ELD.K12.ELL.SI.1BAC )
  • Italian and/or italicized words
First Quarter
discuss how attention, respect and discipline can improve overall performance. (DA.68.S.2.1BAC )
create rubric and or checklist which outlines behavioral expectations for class rehearsal, dress rehearsal, and performance. (DA.68.S.2.1BAC )
apply feedback to improve further development of one’s own performance. (DA.68.S.2.1BAC )
summarize written text and examine composer's intent. (LAFS.6.SL.1.2BAC )
identify musical symbols. (LAFS.68.RST.2.4BAC )
describe diverse styles of music using appropriate vocabulary. (LAFS.68.RST.2.4BAC )
identify situations, events, or special occasions where music is utilized. (LAFS.68.RST.2.4BAC )
discuss vibration and sound production. (LAFS.68.RST.2.4BAC )
understand that proper procedures keep students and instruments safe. (MAFS.K12.MP.5.1BAC )
recognize the connection between a problem and a properly used tool that may provide a solution (MAFS.K12.MP.5.1BAC )
  • e.g., metronome, notation software, digital recorder, pencil, reference materials and media resources, accumulated knowledge, maintenance accessories, keyboard instruments, microphone, amplifier
understand that specific tools, while assisting in the process, do not supersede skills and technique. (MAFS.K12.MP.5.1BAC )
develop strategies for active listening, e.g. listening maps, checklists. (MU.68.C.1.1BAC )
employ listening skills to a new piece of music. (MU.68.C.1.1BAC )
describe and demonstrate appropriate audience, rehearsal, and performance behavior at a variety of music activities. (MU.68.F.3.1BAC )
explore how music can enhance relationships among people of different cultures. (MU.68.F.3.1BAC )
examine how one’s role in an ensemble is a process of self-improvement that can apply to other areas of life. (MU.68.F.3.1BAC )
identify life skills one learns through participation in ensembles. (MU.68.F.3.1BAC )
actively listen to and identify American styles of music. (MU.68.H.1.3I R)
actively listen to and discuss recordings of renowned American composers, artists, and ensembles. (MU.68.H.1.3I R)
explore evolution of American music, e.g. blues to jazz to rock, African-American spirituals to R&B, European operas to American musical theatre. (MU.68.H.1.3I R)
describe musical performance practices in at least one other culture and compare them to the American culture. (MU.68.H.1.3I R)
improvise simple rhythms over given ostinati on unpitched instruments. (MU.68.S.1.1BAC C)
improvise rhythmic patterns and create variations on familiar melodies. (MU.68.S.1.1BAC C)
Second Quarter
demonstrate precision in the execution of unison pulse within the ensemble regarding rhythmic accuracy (attack, duration, release), synchronized rhythmic execution and tempo. (MAFS.K12.MP.6.1BAC )
  • note/rest values appropriate to course and literature
  • time signatures appropriate to course and literature
use domain specific vocabulary to communicate precise ideas and opinions with others. (MAFS.K12.MP.6.1BAC )
demonstrate precision in execution of pitch accuracy and intonation regarding tonality. (MAFS.K12.MP.6.1BAC )
  • using age-appropriate melodic sequences
demonstrate precision in the execution of expressive elements regarding the execution of dynamics, articulations, phrasing, and style. (MAFS.K12.MP.6.1BAC )
  • expressive markings that relate to musical effect regarding dynamics, tempo, phrasing, musical line, dynamics, style, articulations
  • standard conducting patterns
  • expressive conducting gesture
actively listen to and explain elements of style and genre as performed by professional musicians, e,g., 20th Century, and/or 21st Century, American, Indigenous (world). (MU.68.C.3.1I R)
discuss the musical characteristics of specific styles or genre, using appropriate music vocabulary. (MU.68.C.3.1I R)
describe the elements that make a performance in a specific style outstanding. (MU.68.C.3.1I R)
explain how the use of specific musical elements is characteristic of music from various cultures and time periods. (MU.68.H.1.1E R)
describe the impact of regional traditions and historical events on generating various types of music. (MU.68.H.1.1E R)
identify the role of music in day-to-day life, e.g., birthdays, holidays, celebrations, patriotic. (MU.68.H.1.1E R)
identify characteristics of a specific style or time period. (MU.68.H.1.2I R)
actively listen to exemplars of representative composers, i.e. Take Five - Dave Brubeck (MU.68.H.1.2I R)
match definitive composers’ works to their historical time periods. (MU.68.H.1.2I R)
perform music of varied styles, forms, and periods. (MU.68.H.1.4E R)
use a graphic organizer and compare musical elements from different cultures. (MU.68.H.1.4E R)
identify the country or region of different folk songs studied in class. (MU.68.H.1.4E R)
describe diverse styles of popular, folk, classical, and world music using appropriate vocabulary, e.g., vocal quality, instrumentation, rhythmic, and melodic patterns, form, quarter-or semi-tones, layered textures (MU.68.H.1.4E R)
improvise a simple melody over a given blues/rock progression. (MU.68.S.1.1BAC C)
improvise simple melodies over given ostinati on pitched instruments. (MU.68.S.1.1BAC C)
improvise melodic patterns and create variations on familiar melodies. (MU.68.S.1.1BAC C)
identify expressive elements and apply them to performance. (MU.68.S.3.1E P)
demonstrate healthy singing techniques. (MU.68.S.3.1E P)
sing and/or play age-appropriate music, with and without accompaniment, using accurate pitch and rhythm. (MU.68.S.3.1E P)
produce a characteristic instrumental tone using appropriate performance techniques. (MU.68.S.3.2E P)
perform on instruments in an ensemble, maintaining a common tempo, blending instrumental timbres, and matching dynamic levels. (MU.68.S.3.2E P)
demonstrate healthy singing techniques. (MU.68.S.3.2E P)
sing, with others, blending vocal timbres, matching dynamic levels, and responding to the cues of a conductor. (MU.68.S.3.2E P)
Third Quarter
utilize pattern recognition to memorize music. (MAFS.K12.MP.7.1BAC )
reorganize performance practices according to given rhythmic hierarchies. (MAFS.K12.MP.7.1BAC )
  • beat groupings and metric stress
recognize patterns through music theory and utilize the information in rehearsal, individual practice, and performance. (MAFS.K12.MP.7.1BAC )
  • patterns such as form, time signatures, phrasing, sequencing, key centers, harmonic structure, voicing, and instrumentation.
recognize the function of lines and spaces of the staff (including the addition of ledger lines) as the means of visually representing pitch. (MAFS.K12.MP.7.1BAC )
understand rhythmic relationships regarding time signature classification. (MAFS.K12.MP.7.1BAC )
list musical words to describe expressive elements in a piece of music. (MU.68.C.1.2I R)
predict the composer’s intent based on historical context, title of piece, rhythmic patterns, and expressive characteristics. (MU.68.C.1.2I R)
compare and contrast musical elements heard on a recording with markings on the score (MU.68.C.1.2I R)
identify characteristics that create a quality performance. (MU.68.C.2.1NTK R)
  • Performance techniques: blend, balance, accurate intonation
  • Phrasing
  • Rhythm
evaluate a personal performance based on teacher- or student-created criteria. (MU.68.C.2.1NTK R)
  • Criteria
  • Rubric
use purposeful practice based on evaluation to improve one’s performance. (MU.68.C.2.1NTK R)
  • Practice Strategies
evaluate one’s performance and the performances of others using previously developed criteria. (MU.68.C.2.2I R)
apply feedback to improve further development of one’s own performance. (MU.68.C.2.2I R)
analyze and discuss specific improvements made through rehearsal and practice. (MU.68.C.2.2I R)
use age-appropriate vocabulary to identify elements artists use to express a piece of music. (MU.68.O.1.1I R)
compare and contrast interpretations of similar works, e.g. type of performer/ensemble, articulation. (MU.68.O.1.1I R)
justify a particular preference for a piece of music. (MU.68.O.1.1I R)
make artistic choices for a selected piece and perform for selected audience. (MU.68.O.1.1I R)
compare one’s own performance to another performance. (MU.68.O.1.1I R)
identify musical characteristics of a selection that enhance lyrics and communicate ideas, meanings, and/or emotion. (MU.68.O.3.1E R)
explain how various instruments convey a specific thought, mood, or emotion through timbre and tone quality. (MU.68.O.3.1E R)
describe how composers use expression and instruments to create a picture or convey specific ideas, e.g., Saint-Saëns – “Carnival of the Animals”. (MU.68.O.3.1E R)
analyze the structure, e.g., form, chord progression, of a familiar song. (MU.68.S.1.3BAC C)
identify musical elements one can manipulate. (MU.68.S.1.3BAC C)
manipulate melody by changing mode and/or direction. (MU.68.S.1.3BAC C)
manipulate form by adding variations or rearranging sections. (MU.68.S.1.3BAC C)
change meter and/or note value. (MU.68.S.1.3BAC C)
add harmony to a given melody. (MU.68.S.1.3BAC C)
Fourth Quarter
* discuss musical characteristics of a selection that enhance lyrics and communicate ideas and emotions in teacher led whole group, one-on-one and small groups. (LAFS.6.SL.1.1BAC )
compare and contrast a performance with one’s own interpretation of the music. (LAFS.6.SL.1.1BAC )
analyze and discuss specific improvements made through rehearsal and practice. (LAFS.6.SL.1.1BAC )
express one’s owns ideas on a music selection clearly. (LAFS.6.SL.1.1BAC )
analyze text. (LAFS.6.SL.1.3BAC )
understand composer's intent. (LAFS.6.SL.1.3BAC )
identify characteristics of a specific style or time period. (LAFS.68.WHST.3.7BAC )
actively listen to exemplars of representative composers. (LAFS.68.WHST.3.7BAC )
match definitive composers' work to their historical time periods. (LAFS.68.WHST.3.7BAC )
create questions about composers and time periods of their choice. (LAFS.68.WHST.3.7BAC )
write, draw, present or create a short research project based on questions generated by students. (LAFS.68.WHST.3.7BAC )
participate in concert experiences as a listener and a performer. (MU.68.F.2.2NTK R)
discuss the economic impact of concerts on the local economy, e.g., increased revenue at hotels and restaurants, income for parking attendants, ticket sales, souvenirs, etc. (MU.68.F.2.2NTK R)
explain copyright laws and what they protect. (MU.68.F.3.2I R)
discuss the implications of copyright infringement, such as loss of revenue, lack of financial and/or motivation for musicians to compose, etc. (MU.68.F.3.2I R)
recognize and discuss the legal and illegal methods of acquiring music on the internet, e.g., public domain and fair use (MU.68.F.3.2I R)
describe how the use of wind and percussion instruments have changed due to advancements in technology, acoustic to electric drums, violins, guitars, etc. (MU.68.H.2.2BAC )
discuss the ways different media have changed how people acquire music legally. (MU.68.H.2.2BAC )
describe how the compositional process has changed throughout history, e.g., pen-and-paper to Garageband or Sibelius. (MU.68.H.2.2BAC )
describe how music is present in our world. (MU.68.H.3.2BAC )
identify situations, events, or special occasions where music is utilized. (MU.68.H.3.2BAC )
describe the impact of music on a specific event in one’s life. (MU.68.H.3.2BAC )
describe how the impact of these events would have changed without music. (MU.68.H.3.2BAC )