4-5 Standards

STRAND I:  Artistic Foundations

Standard 1:  Demonstrate knowledge of the foundations of the arts area

     1.  Describe the elements of music including melody, rhythm, harmony, dynamics, tone color, texture, form and their related concepts

     2.  Describe how the elements and related concepts such as pitch, tempo, canon, and ABA are used in performance, creation, or response to music

     3.  Identify the characteristics of a variety of genres and musical styles, such as march, taiko, mariachi, and classical

Standard 2:  Demonstrate knowledge and use of the technical skills of the art form, integrating technology when applicable

     1.  Read and notate music using the standard notation such as quarter, half, and eighth notes and rests, the lines and spaces of the treble clef, and time signature

     2.  Sing and play alone and in a group demonstrating proper posture, breathing, technique, age appropriate tone quality and expressive intent

Standard 3:  Demonstrate understanding of the personal, social, cultural, historical contexts that influence the arts areas

     1.  Describe the cultural and historical traditions of music including the contributions of Minnesota American Indian tribes and communities

     2.  Describe how music communicates meaning

STRAND II:  Artistic Process:  Create or Make

Standard 1:  Create or make in a variety of contexts in the arts area using the artistic foundations  

     1.  Improvise and compose rhythms, melodies, and accompaniments using voice or instruments to express a specific musical idea

     2.  Revise creative work based on feedback of others and self-reflection

STRAND III:  Artistic Process:  Perform or present

Standard 1:  perform or present in a variety of contexts in the arts area using the artistic foundations

     1.  Sing alone and in groups such as rounds and part songs or play instruments alone or in a group

     2.  Revise performance based on feedback of others and self-reflection

STRAND IV:  Artistic Process:  Respond or Critique

Standard 1:  Respond to or critique a variety of creations and performances using the artistic foundations

     1.  Justify personal interpretations and reactions to a variety of musical works or performances