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Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level I
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1.) Demonstrate the components necessary for characteristic tone production in the middle register at a mezzo forte level.

Examples: demonstrating correct posture and playing position, adjusting tone quality while playing, forming correct embouchure, beginning tone with correct attack, supporting tone with proper breath support, sustaining tone without wavers in pitch or intensity, releasing tone on pitch

•  Adjusting pitch to a tuning standard
Example: using an electronic tuner to adjust the length of the instrument

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level I
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2.) Sight-read unison literature in the appropriate clef.

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•  Playing notes from the printed page within the appropriate clef
•  Performing music containing the dynamic markings of crescendo, decrescendo, p, mp, mf, and f
•  Performing music that combines the basic articulations of tonguing, slurring, accent, legato, and staccato for winds and détaché, pizzicato, and slurring for strings
•  Performing as a member of a large group and small ensemble with attention to balance and intonation
Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level I
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3.) Perform major scales and their related arpeggios, including concert Bb, Eb, and Ab and chromatic scale from concert Bb to Bb for wind and percussion instruments; scales C, G, and D chromatic scale from concert C to C for strings; and rudiments consisting of five- and nine-stroke rolls, flam, single paradiddle, and flamacue for percussion.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level I
All Resources: 2
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Lesson Plans: 2
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4.) Demonstrate correct fingerings for all notes in the practical range of personal instruments.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level I
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5.) Compose an eight-measure melody based on a diatonic scale and written in the practical playing range of an instrument.

•  Transposing a melody into a different key
Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level I
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6.) Demonstrate conducting patterns of four, three, and two beats per measure; entrance cues; and cutoffs.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level I
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7.) Identify characteristics of various forms of musical compositions.

Examples: march typically fast and detached, chorale typically slow and connected

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level I
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8.) Critique live or videotaped performances with respect to tone quality.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level I
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9.) Name written pitches on the instrument when given concert pitch.

Example: concert Bb corresponding to written C on a clarinet

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level I
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10.) Identify the size of the interval between two given notes.

Example: C to E being a 3rd

•  Identifying size and quality of intervals between two given notes
Example: C to E being a major 3rd

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level I
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11.) Demonstrate appropriate care of personal instruments.

Examples: assembling a clarinet, removing moisture from a flute, applying rosin to a violin bow

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level I
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12.) Define the elements of music, including melody, rhythm, form, timbre, harmony, and texture.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level I
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13.) Identify various composers and stylistic periods of music.

Examples:

- Johann Sebastian Bach--Baroque period,

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart--Classical period

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level II
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1.) Produce a characteristic tone in the middle and low register at all dynamic ranges, releasing a characteristic tone that is tapered and on pitch.

•  Sustaining a tone without wavers in pitch or intensity for 15 seconds on the flute or tuba and for 25 seconds on other wind instruments
Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level II
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2.) Sight-read Grade II literature.

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•  Performing music that contains the dynamic markings of crescendo, decrescendo, pp, p, mp, mf, f, and ff
•  Performing music that utilizes the articulations of tonguing, legato, slurring, marcato, tenuto, staccato, and accent for winds and staccato, brush stroke, hooked bowings, matelé, marcato, tremolo, and multiple-note slurs for strings
•  Performing music containing first and second endings, codas, and breath marks
Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level II
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3.) Demonstrate adjustment of pitch on personal instruments while playing with a group.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level II
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4.) Demonstrate choices of breathing places in a manner that prevents breaking a phrase.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level II
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5.) Perform concert C, F, Bb, Eb, and Ab major scales and their related arpeggios for wind and percussion instruments, two octaves on flute and clarinet; concert C, G, D, A, and F major scales and their related arpeggios for strings; and rudiments consisting of five-, seven-, and nine-stroke rolls, flam, flam accent, flam paradiddle, flamacue, ruff, single paradiddle, double paradiddle, and controlled open roll for a snare drum.

•  Performing a chromatic scale for the practical range of a personal instrument
•  Demonstrating the ability to tune the timpani to designated intervals, including perfect 4th and 5th and major 2nd and 3rd when given one note of the interval
Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level II
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6.) Identify characteristically out-of-tune notes on personal instruments.

Example: recognizing notes produced by first- and third-valve combinations on brass instruments as being sharp, notes C# and Db on flutes as being sharp, notes in fifth and seventh partials as being flat

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level II
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7.) Demonstrate alternate fingerings within the practical range of personal instruments.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level II
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8.) Critique live and videotaped performances by professional players to determine the variety of dynamic contrasts and articulations.

•  Identifying standard preparatory conducting beats, release motions, entrance cues, and expressive gestures used by a director
Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level II
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9.) Explain the musical elements used to evoke feelings and emotions with a given instrument.

Example: use of cannon in the 1812 Overture to evoke excitement

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level II
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10.) List professional artists who play the same instrument as the student.

Examples: Yo-Yo Ma--cello, Winston Marsalis--trumpet

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level II
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11.) Demonstrate a conducting pattern of six beats per measure, entrance cues, and cutoffs.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level II
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12.) Notate from aural dictation rhythms including half notes, quarter notes, and eighth notes.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level II
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13.) Discuss the importance of instrumental music in other cultures.

Examples: promoting and exhibiting patriotism, embracing celebration

•  Describing the history of orchestral instruments
Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level II
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14.) Identify the order of flats and sharps in major key signatures.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level II
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15.) Demonstrate the construction of a major scale using the whole step-half step pattern.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level II
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16.) Construct ascending intervals from a given pitch.

Example: showing A as the note a major 3rd higher than F

•  Constructing descending intervals from a given note
Example: showing D as the note a minor 3rd lower than F

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level III
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1.) Produce a characteristic tone in all registers at a dynamic level of mezzo forte.

•  Demonstrating vibrato as it relates to tonal enrichment for those instruments where vibrato is characteristic
Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level III
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2.) Sight-read Grade III literature.

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•  Performing music that contains the dynamic markings of crescendo, decrescendo, pp, p, mp, mf, f, and ff
•  Performing music that utilizes the articulations of tonguing, slurring, marcato, tenuto, staccato, and accents for winds and staccato, brush stroke, hooked bowings, matelé, marcato, tremolo, and multiple-note slurs for strings
Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level III
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3.) Demonstrate proper intonation during crescendo and decrescendo passages.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level III
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4.) Demonstrate proper balance when playing as a member of an ensemble.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level III
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5.) Demonstrate building and tapering phrases on personal instruments.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level III
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6.) Perform major scales and their related arpeggios, including concert C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, G, and D for wind and percussion instruments, two octaves on flute and clarinet; concert C, F, Bb, Eb, G, D, A, and E for strings; and rudiments consisting of five-, seven-, nine-, eleven-, thirteen-, and seventeen-stroke rolls, flam, flam accent, flam paradiddle, flamacue, ruff, single drag, double drag, single paradiddle, double paradiddle, single ratamacue, triple ratamacue, and controlled long roll at all dynamic levels for percussion.

•  Demonstrating the ability to tune the timpani to the intervals for a perfect 4th and 5th octave, major and minor 2nd, and major and minor 3rd when given one note of the interval
Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level III
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7.) Perform a chromatic scale over the practical range of a personal instrument.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level III
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8.) Demonstrate trill fingerings for all notes within the practical range of an instrument.

•  Demonstrating the shifting of position for strings
Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level III
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9.) Demonstrate compositional skills by performing an eight-measure melody based on a diatonic scale, including dynamic and tempo changes.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level III
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10.) Evaluate a given musical work for aesthetic qualities using appropriate musical terminology.

Example: comparing the tone quality of a recorded performance by flutist Sir James Galway with the tone quality of a personal flute performance

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level III
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11.) Notate from aural dictation rhythms including sixteenth- note patterns.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level III
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12.) Name all pitches on the grand staff.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level III
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13.) Compose a harmonic accompaniment to a given melody using the I, V, and I chords.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level III
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14.) Demonstrate appropriate maintenance of a personal instrument, including checking adjustment screws, examining conditions of pads and corks, and replacing strings.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level III
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15.) Describe the relationship between music and society.

Examples: patriotic music helping build civic pride, music at various athletic events motivating athletes and fans

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level IV
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1.) Produce a characteristic tone in all registers at all dynamic ranges.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level IV
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2.) Sight-read Grade IV literature.

•  Counting music in all meter signatures using a counting system
•  Performing music in all meter signatures
•  Performing music containing all dynamic markings
•  Performing music utilizing all articulations, including spiccato, sforzando, louré, and flautando for strings
Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level IV
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3.) Perform all major scales, C harmonic minor, A melodic minor, and their related arpeggios, including two octaves for flute, clarinet, and strings.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level IV
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4.) Demonstrate a combination of mature tone, good pitch center, and proper balance when performing as a member of a group.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level IV
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5.) Demonstrate compositional skills by creating a sixteen-measure melody over a given accompaniment.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level IV
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6.) Evaluate in written form a live performance with respect to tone, intonation, balance, technique, interpretation, musical effect, and stage deportment.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level IV
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7.) Notate from aural dictation rhythms commonly found in triple meters.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level IV
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8.) Demonstrate the construction of a natural minor scale using the whole step-half step pattern.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level IV
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9.) Compose a harmonic accompaniment to a given melody using the I, IV, and V chords.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Instrumental Music: Level IV
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10.) Describe ways in which concepts of music relate to concepts in other disciplines.

  Examples: relationship between ratios in music and ratios in mathematics, relationship between topics in patriotic music to topics in history

•  Comparing music of several cultures of the world
Example: comparing Russian folk music to American folk music

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