Standard 3 : Through purposeful practice, artists learn to manage, master, and refine simple, then complex, skills and techniques.



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General Information

Number: MU.68.S.3
Title: Through purposeful practice, artists learn to manage, master, and refine simple, then complex, skills and techniques.
Type: Enduring Understanding
Subject: Music
Grade: 68
Big Idea: Skills, Techniques, and Processes

Related Benchmarks

This cluster includes the following benchmarks
Code Description
MU.68.S.3.1: Sing and/or play age-appropriate repertoire expressively.
Clarifications:
e.g., technique, phrasing, dynamics, tone quality, blend, balance, intonation, kinesthetic support/response
MU.68.S.3.2: Demonstrate proper vocal or instrumental technique.
Clarifications:
e.g., posture, breathing, fingering, embouchure, bow technique, tuning, strumming
MU.68.S.3.3: Sight-read standard exercises and simple repertoire.
Clarifications:
e.g., note and rest values, key signatures, time signatures, expressive markings, special harmonic and/or notation symbols
MU.68.S.3.4: Compare written notation to aural examples and analyze for accuracy of rhythm and pitch.
Clarifications:
e.g., error detection, interval reinforcement
MU.68.S.3.5: Notate rhythmic phrases and/or melodies, in varying simple meters, performed by someone else.
MU.68.S.3.6: Develop and demonstrate efficient rehearsal strategies to apply skills and techniques.
Clarifications:
e.g., independently, collaboratively


Related Access Points

This cluster includes the following access points.

Independent

Access Point Number Access Point Title
MU.68.S.3.In.a: Sing rounds, canons, and/or partner songs using proper vocal technique and maintaining pitch.
MU.68.S.3.In.b: Perform melodies and accompaniments on classroom instruments.
MU.68.S.3.In.c: Sight-read notes and/or simple rhythmic phrases.
MU.68.S.3.In.d: Notate simple rhythmic phrases and/or melodies using traditional notation.
MU.68.S.3.In.e: Select rehearsal strategies to apply skills and techniques.

Supported

Access Point Number Access Point Title
MU.68.S.3.Su.a: Sing songs in an appropriate range using head voice and maintaining pitch.
MU.68.S.3.Su.b: Perform simple melodies and/or accompaniments on classroom instruments.
MU.68.S.3.Su.c: Match aurally presented notes to traditional notation.
MU.68.S.3.Su.d: Copy simple rhythmic and melodic patterns using traditional notation.
MU.68.S.3.Su.e: Identify a rehearsal strategy to apply a skill or technique.

Participatory

Access Point Number Access Point Title
MU.68.S.3.Pa.a: Select notes, simple melodies, and/or accompaniments to perform.
MU.68.S.3.Pa.b: Participate in a rehearsal strategy to apply to a skill or technique.


Related Resources

Vetted resources educators can use to teach the concepts and skills in this topic.

Lesson Plans

Name Description
Critique of Tone Quality in String Performance:

In this lesson students will play their string instruments and look specifically at and critique the tone quality in their playing.

Expression in Beginning Band:

In this lesson, beginning band students will learn to perform expressive dynamics in beginning band repertoire.

Staff Wars: Attack of the Notes:

Using the application “Staff Wars” on a touch sensitive SmartBoard, students will practice identifying their notes on a treble staff in a fun and engaging way.

Perspectives Video: Professional/Enthusiast

Name Description
Amping Up Violin Tuning with Math:

Kyle Dunn, a Tallahassee-based luthier and owner of Stringfest, discusses how math is related to music. 

Download the CPALMS Perspectives video student note taking guide.