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Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 8
Music
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1.) Play melodies on the recorder within an octave range, using a pleasing tone quality.

•  Demonstrating proper posture, hand position, and embouchure for playing a recorder
•  Identifying members of the recorder family
Examples: soprano, alto, tenor, bass

•  Demonstrating proper pitch control of notes in the lower register of the soprano recorder
•  Playing two- and three-part arrangements
Arts Education (2006)
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2.) Demonstrate a characteristic sound while singing unison or two-part songs.

•  Singing descants to produce harmony
Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 8
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3.) Sight-read rhythm patterns commonly found in middle-level literature.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 8
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4.) Sight-read eight-beat, stepwise, and unison melodic patterns.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 8
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5.) Compose an eight-measure melody based on a diatonic scale using familiar rhythmic patterns.

Arts Education (2006)
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6.) Create movement to illustrate the form of a composition.

Arts Education (2006)
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7.) Describe the characteristics used by the composer in a selected musical example to create a mood or effect.

Example: Edvard Grieg's use of changes in tempo, dynamics, and instrumentation to create excitement in In the Hall of the Mountain King

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 8
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8.) Identify the names of lines and spaces in the bass clef.

•  Identifying accidentals, including flats, sharps, and naturals
Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 8
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9.) Recognize I, IV, and V chords in C and F major.

•  Creating chordal accompaniments
Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 8
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10.) Identify composite forms, including opera, oratorio, and musical theatre.

Arts Education (2006)
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11.) Identify polyphonic texture.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 8
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12.) Identify the relationship of American music to American history.

Example: "We Shall Overcome" as a symbol of the Civil Rights Movement

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 8
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13.) Identify characteristic differences in music of various cultures.

Examples: Western music based on diatonic scale, music of the Far East based on pentatonic scale

•  Identifying instruments unique to a specific culture
Examples: bagpipe--Scottish, talking drums--African

•  Identifying ensembles unique to a specific culture
Examples:

- jazz band--American,

- mariachi band--Mexican,

- steel drums--Jamaican

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 8
Music
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14.) Identify the relationship between music and other content areas.

Examples: graphing techniques used in music and mathematics to visualize relationships between two variables; investigations used in music and science to explore how sound travels; writing, reading, and diction studied in music and English language arts; specific terms used in music and visual arts for repeated patterns

•  Identifying uses of technology in music
Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 8
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15.) Distinguish between compound duple and simple duple meter.

Arts Education (2006)
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16.) Identify irregular meters.

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Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 8
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17.) Demonstrate rhythmic augmentation and diminution in a familiar tune.

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