Standard 1 : Cognition and reflection are required to appreciate, interpret, and create with artistic intent.



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General Information

Number: MU.4.C.1
Title: Cognition and reflection are required to appreciate, interpret, and create with artistic intent.
Type: Enduring Understanding
Subject: Music
Grade: 4
Big Idea: Critical Thinking and Reflection

Related Benchmarks

This cluster includes the following benchmarks
Code Description
MU.4.C.1.1: Develop effective listening strategies and describe how they can support appreciation of musical works.
Clarifications:
e.g., listen for form, instrumentation, tempo, dynamics, melodic line, rhythm patterns; organize thoughts using listening maps, active listening, checklists
MU.4.C.1.2: Describe, using correct music vocabulary, what is heard in a specific musical work.
Clarifications:
e.g., movement of melodic line, tempo, repeated and contrasting patterns
MU.4.C.1.3: Classify orchestral and band instruments as strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, or keyboard.
MU.4.C.1.4: Identify and describe the four primary voice parts, i.e., soprano, alto, tenor, bass.


Related Access Points

This cluster includes the following access points.

Independent

Access Point Number Access Point Title
MU.4.C.1.In.a: Identify and use appropriate sensory skills to recognize specified musical characteristics.
MU.4.C.1.In.b: Recognize families of orchestral and band instruments
MU.4.C.1.In.c: Identify and use appropriate sensory skills to distinguish voice parts.

Supported

Access Point Number Access Point Title
MU.4.C.1.Su.a: Use a teacher-selected sensory skill to recognize specified musical characteristics.
MU.4.C.1.Su.b: Recognize a variety of orchestral and band instruments.
MU.4.C.1.Su.c: Use a teacher-selected sensory skill to recognize differences in voice parts.

Participatory

Access Point Number Access Point Title
MU.4.C.1.Pa.a: Recognize a teacher-selected musical characteristic in a song or instrumental piece.
MU.4.C.1.Pa.b: Recognize selected orchestral and band instruments.
MU.4.C.1.Pa.c: Distinguish between two voice types.


Related Resources

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Lesson Plan

Name Description
Soprano, Alto, Tenor, or Bass - No Matter the Voice Part They're All Really Great!:

Students will be introduced to the four main voice parts.  Using movement and collaborative group activities, students will learn to define and aurally identify each of the four main voice parts.