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Aesthetic Valuing

March – April: 4.0 Aesthetic Valuing
Responding to, Analyzing, and Making Judgments About Works of Music

Students critically assess and derive meaning from works of music and the performance of musicians according to the elements of music, aesthetic qualities, and human responses.

Second Grade:
Analyze and Critically Assess

  • 4.1 Use the terminology of music in discussing individual preferences for specific music.

Derive Meaning

  • 4.2 Create developmentally appropriate movements to express pitch, tempo, form, and dynamics in music.
  • 4.3 Identify how musical elements communicate ideas or moods.
  • 4.4 Respond to a live performance with appropriate audience behavior.

Third Grade:
Analyze and Critically Assess

  • 4.1 Select and use specific criteria in making judgments about the quality of a musical performance.

Derive Meaning

  • 4.2 Create developmentally appropriate movements to express pitch, tempo, form, and dynamics.
  • 4.3 Describe how specific musical elements communicate particular ideas or moods in music.

Fourth Grade:
Analyze and Critically Assess

  • 4.1 Use specific criteria when judging the relative quality of musical performances.

Derive Meaning

  • 4.2 Describe the characteristics that make a performance a work of art.

Fifth Grade:
Analyze and Critically Assess

  • 4.1 Identify and analyze differences in tempo and dynamics in contrasting music selections.

Derive Meaning

  • 4.2 Develop and apply appropriate criteria to support personal preferences for specific musical works.

Sixth Grade:
Analyze and Critically Assess

  • 4.1 Develop criteria for evaluating the quality and effectiveness of musical performances and compositions, including arrangements and improvisations, and apply the criteria in personal listening and performing.

Derive Meaning

  • 4.2 Explain how various aesthetic qualities convey images, feeling, or emotion.
  • 4.3 Identify aesthetic qualities in a specific musical work.

Seventh Grade:
Role of Music

  • 3.1 Compare music from various cultures as to some of the functions music serves and the roles of musicians.
  • 3.2 Identify and describe the development of music during medieval and early modern times in various cultures (e.g., African, Chinese, European, Islamic, Japanese, South American).

Diversity of Music

  • 3.3 Identify and describe distinguishing characteristics of musical genres and styles from a variety of cultures.
  • 3.4 Perform music from diverse genres and cultures.
  • 3.5 Identify instruments from a variety of cultures visually and aurally.
  • 3.6 Classify by style and genre exemplary musical works and explain the characteristics that make each work exemplary.

Eighth Grade:
Analyze and Critically Assess

  • 4.1 Use detailed criteria for evaluating the quality and effectiveness of musical performances and compositions and apply the criteria to personal listening and performing.
  • 4.2 Apply detailed criteria appropriate for the genre and style of the music to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of performances, compositions, arrangements, and improvisations, by oneself and others.

Derive Meaning

  • 4.3 Explain how and why people use and respond to specific music from different musical cultures found in the United States.
  • 4.4 Compare the means used to create images or evoke feelings and emotions in musical works from a minimum of two different musical cultures found in the United States.