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Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level I
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1.) Demonstrate chest and head voices while singing individually and in groups.

•  Demonstrating correct posture
•  Adjusting tone quality while singing
•  Supporting a tone with proper breath control for 8 beats
•  Singing uniform vowels
•  Enunciating beginning and ending consonants
•  Demonstrating proper vocal technique as a member of a large group
Example: balance and blend of vocal timbre within a group

•  Identifying components of proper vocal health
Examples: maintaining proper hydration and diet, refraining from use of tobacco and drugs

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level I
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2.) Sight-sing unison literature.

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•  Singing standard pitch notation, including letter names, solfège, and numbers in the treble or bass clef within an octave range using stepwise movement and the intervals of a third and fifth
•  Performing scales and their related arpeggios
•  Demonstrating whole- and half-step patterns in the major scale
Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level I
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3.) Perform a varied repertoire of solo, unison, and two-part literature, including selections in Latin.

•  Performing accurately literature that indicates tempo markings of moderato, ritardando, and a tempo
•  Performing accurately literature that indicates dynamic markings of piano, mezzo piano, mezzo forte, and forte
•  Performing accurately literature that indicates articulation markings of legato and staccato
•  Responding vocally to conductor cues, indicating meter, entrances, and cutoffs
Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level I
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4.) Improvise simple rhythmic patterns to enhance warm-ups or appropriate literature.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level I
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5.) Create vocal compositions using available and appropriate technology.

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

Examples: strophic, theme and variations

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level I
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7.) Evaluate performances of self and others to determine accuracy of pitch and rhythm and clarity of diction.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level I
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8.) Analyze a vocal composition to determine how the use of tempo, dynamics, and articulation are used to create a specific mood or effect.

Example: "Hallelujah Chorus" evoking excitement

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level I
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9.) Write rhythmic dictation composed of eight-beat patterns, including quarter, eighth, and half notes and quarter rests.

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

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

Example: use of rhythm in music, visual arts, dance, and theatre

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level I
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12.) Identify various composers and stylistic periods of the literature being performed.

Examples: "Psallite" from Michael Praetorius' Musae sioniae, 1609, late Renaissance; "Alleluia" from Johann Sebastian Bach's Cantata No. 142, Baroque period; "Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel'," traditional spiritual; "All Things Bright and Beautiful," John Rutter, contemporary music

•  Comparing music of several cultures of the world
Examples: Japanese folk song "Sakura, Sakura," South African folk song "Siyahamba," Russian folk song "Tum Balalaika," Mexican folk song "Cielito lindo"

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level I
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13.) Identify key signatures C, F, and G.