Notate simple rhythmic phrases and extended pentatonic melodies using traditional notation.


e.g., rhythmic: quarter notes, beamed eighth notes, half notes, whole notes; corresponding rests; dotted half note; melodic: la-sol-mi-re-do
General Information
Subject Area: Music
Grade: 4
Big Idea: Skills, Techniques, and Processes
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
7713010: Music: K-5 (Specifically in versions: 2013 - 2015, 2015 - 2019 (course terminated))
5013100: Music - Intermediate 2 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7713040: Access Music Grade 4 (Specifically in versions: 2018 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
MU.4.S.3.In.c: Copy simple rhythmic and melodic patterns using traditional notation.
MU.4.S.3.Pa.b: Sing or play songs or patterns from a cue.
MU.4.S.3.Su.b: Perform simple songs and accompaniments.

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