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Arts Education, Grade 3, Music, 2006

1.) Demonstrate proper vocal technique by using pure head tone, good posture, and correct rhythm.

•  Using appropriate dynamics while singing expressively
•  Singing rounds
•  Singing songs of other cultures and countries
2.) Sing melodic ostinati to create harmony.

3.) Improvise eight-beat melodies using "la," "so," "mi," "re," "do," and quarter-note and eighth-note rhythms.

4.) Play rhythm patterns, including whole notes and dotted half notes using pitched or nonpitched instruments or by clapping.

5.) Perform rhythmic ostinati while others are singing a melody.

•  Identifying the components of a chord
6.) Demonstrate melodic contour through creative movement.

Example: using gestures or drawings to indicate upward and downward direction of melody

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8.) Identify ABC form in musical selections.

9.) Identify meter according to strong and weak beat organization.

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10.) Identify music symbols found on the staff, including the treble clef, meter signatures, bar lines, measures, double bar line, and repeat signs.

•  Defining terms associated with printed music, including fermata, slur, fine, and da capo (D.C.)
11.) Identify the four families of instruments in an orchestra.

12.) Identify music terms related to dynamics in music, including fortissimo (ff) and pianissimo (pp).

13.) Identify the musical alphabet ascending on lines and spaces from middle C to G above the staff.

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