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Artistic Perception

October – November: 1.0 Artistic Perception
Processing, Analyzing, and Responding to Sensory Information Through the Language and Skills Unique to Music

Students read, notate, listen to, analyze, and describe music and other aural information, using the terminology of music.

Second Grade:
Read and Notate Music

  • 1.1 Read, write, and perform simple rhythmic patterns, using eighth notes, quarter notes, half notes, and rests.
  • 1.2 Read, write, and perform simple patterns of pitch, using solfege.

Listen to, Analyze, and Describe Music

  • 1.3 Identify ascending/descending melody and even/uneven rhythm patterns in selected pieces of music.
  • 1.4 Identify simple musical forms, emphasizing verse/refrain, AB, ABA.
  • 1.5 Identify visually and aurally individual wind, string, brass, and percussion instruments used in a variety of music.

Third Grade:
Read and Notate Music

  • 1.1 Read, write, and perform simple rhythmic patterns using eighth notes, quarter notes, half notes, dotted half notes, whole notes, and rests.
  • 1.2 Read, write, and perform pentatonic patterns, using solfege.

Listen to, Analyze, and Describe Music

  • 1.3 Identify melody, rhythm, harmony, and timbre in selected pieces of music when presented aurally.
  • 1.4 Identify visually and aurally the four families of orchestral instruments and male and female adult voices.
  • 1.5 Describe the way in which sound is produced on various instruments.
  • 1.6 Identify simple musical forms (e.g., AABA, AABB, round).

Fourth Grade:
Read and Notate Music

  • 1.1 Read, write, and perform melodic notation for simple songs in major keys, using solfege.
  • 1.2 Read, write, and perform diatonic scales.
  • 1.3 Read, write, and perform rhythmic notation, including sixteenth notes, dotted notes, and syncopation (e.g., eighth/quarter/eighth note and eighth-rest/quarter/eighth note).

Listen to, Analyze, and Describe Music

  • 1.4 Describe music according to its elements, using the terminology of music.
  • 1.5 Classify how a variety of instruments from diverse cultures produce sound (e.g., idiophone, aerophone, chordaphone, membranophone).
  • 1.6 Recognize and describe aural examples of musical forms, including rondo.

Fifth Grade:
Read and Notate Music

  • 1.1 Read, write, and perform simple melodic notation in treble clef in major and minor keys.
  • 1.2 Read, write, and perform major and minor scales.
  • 1.3 Read, write, and perform rhythmic notation, including quarter-note triplets and tied syncopation.

Listen to, Analyze, and Describe Music

  • 1.4 Analyze the use of music elements in aural examples from various genres and cultures.
  • 1.5 Identify vocal and instrumental ensembles from a variety of genres and cultures.
  • 1.6 Identify and describe music forms, including theme and variations and twelve-bar blues.

Sixth Grade:
Read and Notate Music

  • 1.1 Read, write, and perform intervals and triads.
  • 1.2 Read, write, and perform rhythmic and melodic notation, using standard symbols for pitch, meter, rhythm, dynamics, and tempo in duple and triple meters.
  • 1.3 Transcribe simple aural examples into rhythmic notation.
  • 1.4 Sight-read simple melodies in the treble clef or bass clef.

Listen to, Analyze, and Describe Music

  • 1.5 Analyze and compare the use of musical elements representing various genres and cultures, emphasizing meter and rhythm.
  • 1.6 Describe larger music forms (sonata-allegro form, concerto, theme and variations).

Seventh Grade:
Read and Notate Music

  • 1.1 Read, write, and perform intervals, chordal patterns, and harmonic progressions.
  • 1.2 Read, write, and perform rhythmic and melodic notation in duple, triple, and mixed meters.
  • 1.3 Transcribe simple aural examples into melodic notation.
  • 1.4 Sight-read melodies in the treble or bass clef (level of difficulty: 1 on a scale of 1-6).

Listen to, Analyze, and Describe Music

  • 1.5 Analyze and compare the use of musical elements representing various genres, styles, and cultures, emphasizing tonality and intervals.
  • 1.6 Describe larger musical forms (e.g. canon, fugue, suite, ballet, opera, oratorio).

Eighth Grade:
Read and Notate Music

  • 1.1 Read, write, and perform augmented and diminished intervals, minor chords, and harmonic minor progressions.
  • 1.2 Read, write, and perform rhythmic and melodic notation in duple, triple, compound, and mixed meters.
  • 1.3 Transcribe aural examples into rhythmic and melodic notation.
  • 1.4 Sight-read accurately and expressively (level of difficulty: 2 on a scale of 1-6).

Listen to, Analyze, and Describe Music

  • 1.5 Analyze and compare the use of musical elements representing various genres, styles, and cultures, with an emphasis on chords and harmonic progressions.
  • 1.6 Describe larger musical forms (e.g., symphony, tone poem).
  • 1.7 Explain how musical elements are used to create specific music events in given aural examples.