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Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level II
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1.) Produce a characteristic tone throughout the vocal range.

•  Describing the function of the diaphragm as related to singing
•  Singing legato and staccato articulations
•  Supporting tone with proper breath control for 12 beats
•  Singing with correct diction and intonation
Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level II
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2.) Sight-sing two- and three-part literature in treble or bass clef.

•  Identifying the relationship of the key signature to "do" or l
•  Performing music containing the intervals of a 2nd , 3rd , 4th , 5th, and octave
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Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level II
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3.) Sing a varied repertoire of three-part literature, including selections in two languages.

•  Performing accurately literature that indicates tempo markings of allegro, andante, and accelerando
•  Performing accurately literature that indicates dynamic markings of crescendo and decrescendo
•  Performing accurately literature that indicates an accent mark
•  Responding vocally to conductor cues concerning dynamic contrasts
Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level II
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4.) Embellish melodies vocally using neighboring tones.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level II
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5.) Critique vocal performances to determine the accuracy of intonation and vocal techniques.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level II
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6.) Analyze a musical selection to identify the elements of music.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level II
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7.) Write melodic dictation composed of scale degrees 1 through 5 in a diatonic scale.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level II
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8.) Describe the importance and impact of vocal music in American history.

Example: songs used as coded information to find a path to freedom during the Civil War

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level II
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9.) Identify major key signatures up to three flats and sharps.