Arts Standards

Lead Guitar addresses a range of national arts standards for General Music, Ensemble and Harmonizing Instruments. Because we serve schools with a lack of arts opportunities compared to more affluent communities Lead Guitar is often a student’s first exposure to formal music education even as late as high school. That means before we can address some age appropriate arts standards we need to build fundamental music skills – rhythm and note identification, counting and clapping, pitch matching and playing and listening as an ensemble. Our staff and our curriculum manage this in an inclusive atmosphere using culturally relevant learning materials, building trust as we craft a foundation that allows students to create, perform and evaluate with confidence and intention and from a secure knowledge base.

 

This is a comprehensive list of arts standards addressed by Lead Guitar organized by experience level. Standards for Ensembles are addressed throughout all levels with ever-increasing competency expectations. Lead Guitar Levels 1 and 2 draw heavily on General Music standards. Beginning at Level 3 and once chords are introduced we shift away from General Music to using Harmonizing Instruments standards.

 

While Lead Guitar teaches classical guitar as a foundation, we do so with love for all styles of music and respect for its creators. Our method uses excerpts from Bach, Beethoven and Mozart to be sure but it is also anchored by the music of Elizabeth Cotten, Zitkala Sa, Bob Marley, Quirino Mendoza y Cortes, Robert Johnson and others whose stories are key entry points into music history and culture. Inclusion and equity were also the driving forces behind our development of an Adaptive Curriculum that empowers students with a wide variety of abilities to fully participate in guitar class and our Spanish language edition of the Method Books. So, while Lead Guitar does provide student evaluations for each learning level and summative composition assignments in our ‘Let’s Create’ segments, our materials are focused primarily on presenting, learning and participating and less on evaluating student progress for grades. Together we will create an abundance of classroom activities and community performance opportunities that can provide a baseline for observed evaluation but we strongly encourage Teachers of Record to create their own opportunities for student reflection and evaluation based on the curriculum.

Level 1

CREATING

General Music
Imagine
MU:Cr1.1.5b Generate musical ideas (such as rhythms, melodies, and accompaniment patterns) within specific related tonalities, meters, and simple chord changes.


Plan and Make
MU:Cr2.1.5b Use standard and/or iconic notation and/or recording technology to document personal rhythmic, melodic, and two-chord harmonic musical ideas.


Evaluate and Refine
MU:Cr3.1.5a Evaluate, refine, and document revisions to personal music, applying teacher provided and collaboratively developed criteria and feedback, and explain rationale for changes.


Present
MU:Cr3.2.5a Present the final version of personal created music to others that demonstrates craftsmanship, and explain connection to expressive intent.


Ensemble
Imagine
MU:Cr1.1.E.5a Compose and improvise melodic and rhythmic ideas or motives that reflect characteristic(s) of music or text(s) studied in rehearsal.


Plan and Make
MU:Cr2.1.E.5a Select and develop draft melodic and rhythmic ideas or motives that demonstrate understanding of characteristic(s) of music or text(s) studied in rehearsal.


Evaluate and Refine
MU:Cr2.1.E.5b Preserve draft compositions and improvisations through standard notation and audio recording.
MU:Cr3.1.E.5a Evaluate and refine draft compositions and improvisations based on knowledge, skill, and teacher provided criteria.


Present
MU:Cr3.2.E.5a Share personally developed melodic and rhythmic ideas or motives – individually or as an ensemble – that demonstrate understanding of characteristics of music or texts studied in rehearsal.

PERFORMING

General Music
Select
MU:Pr4.1.5a Demonstrate and explain how the selection of music to perform is influenced by personal interest, knowledge, and context, as well as their personal and others’ technical skill.


Analyze
MU:Pr4.2.5a Demonstrate understanding of the structure and the elements of music (such as rhythm, pitch, form, and harmony) in music selected for performance
MU:Pr4.2.5b When analyzing selected music, read and perform using standard notation.
MU:Pr4.2.5c Explain how context (such as social, cultural, and historical) informs performances.


Interpret
MU:Pr4.3.5a Demonstrate and explain how intent is conveyed through interpretive decisions and expressive qualities (such as dynamics, tempo, timbre, and articulation/style).


Rehearse, Evaluate, Refine
MU:Pr5.1.5a Apply teacher-provided and established criteria and feedback to evaluate the accuracy and expressiveness of ensemble and personal performances.
MU:Pr5.1.5b Rehearse to refine technical accuracy and expressive qualities to address challenges, and show improvement over time.


Present
MU:Pr6.1.5a Perform music, alone or with others, with expression, technical accuracy, and appropriate interpretation.
MU:Pr6.1.5b Demonstrate performance decorum and audience etiquette appropriate for the context, venue, genre, and style.


Ensemble
Select
MU:Pr4.1.E.5a Select varied repertoire to study based on interest, music reading skills (where appropriate), an understanding of the structure of the music, context, and the technical skill of the individual or ensemble.


Analyze
MU:Pr4.2.E.5a Demonstrate, using music reading skills where appropriate, how knowledge of formal aspects in musical works inform prepared or improvised performances.


Interpret
MU:Pr4.3.E.5a Identify expressive qualities in a varied repertoire of music that can be demonstrated through prepared and improvised performances.
Rehearse, Evaluate, Refine
MU:Pr5.3.E.5a Use self-reflection and peer feedback to refine individual and ensemble performances of a varied repertoire of music


Present
MU:Pr6.1.E.5a Demonstrate attention to technical accuracy and expressive qualities in prepared and improvised performances of a varied repertoire of music.
MU:Pr6.1.E.5b Demonstrate an awareness of the context of the music through prepared and improvised performances.

RESPONDING

GENERAL MUSIC
Select
MU:Re7.1.5a Demonstrate and explain, citing evidence, how selected music connects to and is influenced by specific interests, experiences, purposes, or contexts.


Analyze
MU:Re7.2.5a Demonstrate and explain, citing evidence, how responses to music are informed by the structure, the use of the elements of music, and context (such as social, cultural, and historical).


Interpret
MU:Re8.1.5a Demonstrate and explain how the expressive qualities (such as dynamics, tempo, timbre, and articulation) are used in performers’ and personal interpretations to reflect expressive intent.


Evaluate
MU:Re9.1.5a Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and explain appropriateness to the context, citing evidence from the elements of music.


Ensemble
Select
MU:Re7.1.E.5a Identify reasons for selecting music based on characteristics found in the music, connection to interest, and purpose or context.


Analyze
MU:Re7.2.E.5a Identify how knowledge of context and the use of repetition, similarities, and contrasts inform the response to music.


Interpret
MU:Re8.1.E.5a Identify interpretations of the expressive intent and meaning of musical works, referring to the elements of music, contexts, and (when appropriate) the setting of the text.


Evaluate
MU:Re9.1.E.5a Identify and describe the effect of interest, experience, analysis, and context on the evaluation of music.

 

Level 2

CREATING

General Music
Imagine
MU:Cr1.1.5b Generate musical ideas (such as rhythms, melodies, and accompaniment patterns) within specific related tonalities, meters, and simple chord changes.


Plan and Make
MU:Cr2.1.5b Use standard and/or iconic notation and/or recording technology to document personal rhythmic, melodic, and two-chord harmonic musical ideas.


Evaluate and Refine
MU:Cr3.1.5a Evaluate, refine, and document revisions to personal music, applying teacher provided and collaboratively developed criteria and feedback, and explain rationale for changes.


Present
MU:Cr3.2.5a Present the final version of personal created music to others that demonstrates craftsmanship, and explain connection to expressive intent.


Ensemble
Imagine
MU:Cr1.1.E.5a Compose and improvise melodic and rhythmic ideas or motives that reflect characteristic(s) of music or text(s) studied in rehearsal.


Plan and Make
MU:Cr2.1.E.5a Select and develop draft melodic and rhythmic ideas or motives that demonstrate understanding of characteristic(s) of music or text(s) studied in rehearsal.


Evaluate and Refine
MU:Cr2.1.E.5b Preserve draft compositions and improvisations through standard notation and audio recording.
MU:Cr3.1.E.5a Evaluate and refine draft compositions and improvisations based on knowledge, skill, and teacher provided criteria.


Present
MU:Cr3.2.E.5a Share personally developed melodic and rhythmic ideas or motives – individually or as an ensemble – that demonstrate understanding of characteristics of music or texts studied in rehearsal.

PERFORMING

General Music
Select
MU:Pr4.1.5a Demonstrate and explain how the selection of music to perform is influenced by personal interest, knowledge, and context, as well as their personal and others’ technical skill.


Analyze
MU:Pr4.2.5a Demonstrate understanding of the structure and the elements of music (such as rhythm, pitch, form, and harmony) in music selected for performance
MU:Pr4.2.5b When analyzing selected music, read and perform using standard notation.
MU:Pr4.2.5c Explain how context (such as social, cultural, and historical) informs performances.


Interpret
MU:Pr4.3.5a Demonstrate and explain how intent is conveyed through interpretive decisions and expressive qualities (such as dynamics, tempo, timbre, and articulation/style).


Rehearse, Evaluate, Refine
MU:Pr5.1.5a Apply teacher-provided and established criteria and feedback to evaluate the accuracy and expressiveness of ensemble and personal performances.
MU:Pr5.1.5b Rehearse to refine technical accuracy and expressive qualities to address challenges, and show improvement over time.


Present
MU:Pr6.1.5a Perform music, alone or with others, with expression, technical accuracy, and appropriate interpretation.
MU:Pr6.1.5b Demonstrate performance decorum and audience etiquette appropriate for the context, venue, genre, and style.


Ensemble
Select
MU:Pr4.1.E.8a Select a varied repertoire to study based on music reading skills (where appropriate), an understanding of formal design in the music, context, and the technical skill of the individual and ensemble.

 

Analyze
MU:Pr4.2.E.5a Demonstrate, using music reading skills where appropriate, how the setting and formal characteristics of musical works contribute to understanding the context of the music in prepared or improvised performances.


Interpret
MU:Pr4.3.E.8a Demonstrate understanding and application of expressive qualities in a varied repertoire of music through prepared and improvised performances.


Rehearse, Evaluate, Refine
MU:Pr5.3.E.8a Develop strategies to address technical challenges in a varied repertoire of music and evaluate their success using feedback from ensemble peers and other sources to refine performances.
Present
MU:Pr6.1.E.8a Demonstrate attention to technical accuracy and expressive qualities in prepared and improvised performances of a varied repertoire of music representing diverse cultures and styles
MU:Pr6.1.E.5b Demonstrate an understanding of the context of the music through prepared and improvised performances.

RESPONDING

General Music
Select
MU:Re7.1.5a Demonstrate and explain, citing evidence, how selected music connects to and is influenced by specific interests, experiences, purposes, or contexts.


Analyze
MU:Re7.2.5a Demonstrate and explain, citing evidence, how responses to music are informed by the structure, the use of the elements of music, and context (such as social, cultural, and historical).


Interpret
MU:Re8.1.5a Demonstrate and explain how the expressive qualities (such as dynamics, tempo, timbre, and articulation) are used in performers’ and personal interpretations to reflect expressive intent.


Evaluate
MU:Re9.1.5a Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and explain appropriateness to the context, citing evidence from the elements of music.


Ensemble
Select
MU:Re7.1.E.8a Explain reasons for selecting music citing characteristics found in the music and connections to interest, purpose, and context.


Analyze
MU:Re7.2.E.8a Describe how understanding context and the way the elements of music are manipulated inform the response to music.


Interpret
MU:Re8.1.E.8a Identify and support interpretations of the expressive intent and meaning of musical works, citing as evidence the treatment of the elements of music, contexts, and (when appropriate) the setting of the text.

 

Evaluate
MU:Re9.1.E.8a Explain the influence of experiences, analysis, and context on interest in and evaluation of music.

 

Level 3

CREATING

Guitar/Keyboard/Harmonizing Instruments
Imagine
MU:Cr1.1.H.5a Generate melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic ideas for simple melodies (such as two phrase) and chordal accompaniments for given melodies.

 

Plan and Make
MU:Cr2.1.H.5a Select, develop, and use standard notation or audio/video recording to document melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic ideas for drafts of simple melodies (such as two phrase) and chordal accompaniments for given melodies.

 

Evaluate and Refine
MU:Cr3.1.H.5a Apply teacher-provided criteria to critique, improve, and refine drafts of simple melodies (such as two-phrase) and chordal accompaniments for given melodies.

 

Present
MU:Cr3.2.H.5a Share final versions of simple melodies (such as two-phrase) and chordal accompaniments for given melodies, demonstrating an understanding of how to develop and organize personal musical ideas.

 

Ensemble
Imagine
MU:Cr1.1.E.Ia Compose and improvise ideas for melodies, rhythmic passages, and arrangements for specific purposes that reflect characteristic(s) of music from a variety of historical periods studied in rehearsal.

 

Plan and Make
MU:Cr2.1.E.Ia Select and develop draft melodies, rhythmic passages, and arrangements for specific purposes that demonstrate understanding of characteristic(s) of music from a variety of historical periods studied in rehearsal.
MU:Cr2.1.E.Ia Preserve draft compositions and improvisations through standard notation and audio recording.

 

Evaluate and Refine
MU:Cr3.1.E.Ia Evaluate and refine draft melodies, rhythmic passages, arrangements, and improvisations based on established criteria, including the extent to which they address identified purposes.


Present
MU:Cr3.2.E.Ia Share personally developed melodies, rhythmic passages, and arrangements – individually or as an ensemble – that address identified purposes.

PERFORMING

Guitar/Keyboard/Harmonizing Instrument
Select
MU:Pr4.1.H.Ia Explain the criteria used when selecting a varied repertoire of music for individual or small group performances that include melodies, repertoire pieces, improvisations, and chordal accompaniments in a variety of patterns (such as arpeggio, down-up strumming, and Travis picking).

 

Analyze
MU:Pr4.2.H.Ia Identify and describe important theoretical and structural characteristics and context (social, cultural, or historical) in a varied repertoire of music that includes melodies, repertoire pieces, improvisations, and chordal accompaniments in a variety of patterns (such as arpeggio, down-up strumming, and Travis picking).

 

Interpret
MU:Pr4.3.H.Ia Describe in interpretations the context (social, cultural, or historical) and expressive intent in a varied repertoire of music selected for performance that includes melodies, repertoire pieces, improvisations, and chordal accompaniments in a variety of patterns (such as arpeggio, down-up strumming, and Travis picking).

 

Rehearse, Evaluate, Refine
MU:Pr5.1.H.Ia Develop and apply criteria to critique individual and small group performances of a varied repertoire of music that includes melodies, repertoire pieces, improvisations, and chordal
accompaniments in a variety of patterns (such as arpeggio, down-up strumming, and Travis picking), and create rehearsal strategies to address performance challenges and refine the performances.

 

Present
MU:Pr6.1.H.Ia Perform with expression and technical accuracy, in individual and small group performances, a varied repertoire of music that includes melodies, repertoire pieces, improvisations, and chordal accompaniments in a variety of patterns (such as arpeggio, down-up strumming, and Travis picking), demonstrating sensitivity to the audience and an understanding of the context (social, cultural, or historical).

 

Ensemble
Select
MU:Pr4.1.E.Ia Explain the criteria used to select a varied repertoire to study based on an understanding of theoretical and structural characteristics of the music, the technical skill of the individual or ensemble, and the purpose or context of the performance.

 

Analyze
MU:Pr4.2.E.Ia Demonstrate, using music reading skills where appropriate, how compositional devices employed and theoretical and structural aspects of musical works impact and inform prepared or improvised performances.

 

Interpret
MU:Pr4.3.E.Ia Demonstrate an understanding of context in a varied repertoire of music through prepared and improvised performances.

 

Rehearse, Evaluate, Refine
MU:Pr5.3.E.Ia Develop strategies to address expressive challenges in a varied repertoire of music, and evaluate their success using feedback from ensemble peers and other sources to refine performances.

 

Present
MU:Pr6.1.E.Ia Demonstrate attention to technical accuracy and expressive qualities in prepared and improvised performances of a varied repertoire of music representing diverse cultures, styles, and genres.
MU:Pr6.1.E.Ib Demonstrate an understanding of expressive intent by connecting with an audience through prepared and improvised performances.

RESPONDING

Guitar/Keyboard/Harmonizing Instrument
Select
MU:Re7.1.H.Ia Apply criteria to select music for specified purposes, supporting choices by citing characteristics found in the music and connections to interest, purpose, and context.

 

Analyze
MU:Re7.2.H.Ia Compare passages in musical selections and explain how the elements of music and context (social, cultural, or historical) inform the response.

 

Interpret
MU:Re8.1.H.Ia Explain and support interpretations of the expressive intent and meaning of musical selections, citing as evidence the treatment of the elements of music, context (personal, social, and cultural), and (when appropriate) the setting of the text, and outside sources.

 

Evaluate
MU:Re9.1.H.Ia Develop and apply teacher-provided and established criteria based on personal preference, analysis, and context (personal, social, and cultural) to evaluate individual and small group musical selections for listening.

 

Ensemble
Select
MU:Re7.1.E.Ia Apply criteria to select music for specified purposes, supporting choices by citing characteristics found in the music and connections to interest, purpose, and context.


Analyze
MU:Re7.2.E.Ia Explain how the analysis of passages and understanding the way the elements of music are manipulated inform the response to music.


Interpret
MU:Re8.1.E.Ia Explain and support interpretations of the expressive intent and meaning of musical works, citing as evidence the treatment of the elements of music, contexts, (when appropriate) the setting of the text, and personal research.


Evaluate
MU:Re9.1.E.Ia Evaluate works and performances based on personally- or collaboratively-developed criteria, including analysis of the structure and context.

 

Level 4

CREATING

Guitar/Keyboard/Harmonizing Instrument
Imagine
MU:Cr1.1.H.8a Generate melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic ideas for melodies (created over specified chord progressions or AB/ABA forms) and two-to-three-chord accompaniments for given melodies.

 

Plan and Make
MU:Cr2.1.H.8a Select, develop, and use standard notation and audio/video recording to document melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic ideas for drafts of melodies (created over specified chord progressions or AB/ABA forms) and two-to three-chord accompaniments for given melodies.

 

Evaluate and Refine
MU:Cr3.1.H.8a Apply teacher provided criteria to critique, improve, and refine drafts of melodies (created over specified chord progressions or AB/ABA forms) and two-to three-chord accompaniments for given melodies.

 

Present
MU:Cr3.2.H.8a Share final versions of melodies (created over specified chord progressions or AB/ABA forms) and two-to-three-chord accompaniments for given melodies, demonstrating an understanding of how to develop and organize personal musical ideas.

 

Ensemble
Imagine
MU:Cr1.1.E.IIa Compose and improvise ideas for arrangements, sections, and short compositions for specific purposes that reflect characteristic(s) of music from a variety of cultures studied in rehearsal.

 

Plan and Make
MU:Cr2.1.E.IIa Select and develop arrangements, sections, and short compositions for specific purposes that demonstrate understanding of characteristic(s) of music from a variety of cultures studied in rehearsal.
MU:Cr2.1.E.IIa Preserve draft compositions and improvisations through standard notation, audio, or video recording.

 

Evaluate and Refine
MU:Cr3.1.E.IIa Evaluate and refine draft arrangements, sections, short compositions, and improvisations based on personally-developed criteria, including the extent to which they address identified purposes.

 

Present
MU:Cr3.2.E.IIa Share personally developed arrangements, sections, and short compositions – individually or as an ensemble – that address identified purposes.

PERFORMING

Guitar/Keyboard/Harmonizing Instrument
Select
MU:Pr4.1.H.IIa Develop and apply criteria for selecting a varied repertoire of music for individual and small group performances that include melodies, repertoire pieces, improvisations, and chordal accompaniments in a variety of styles.

 

Analyze
MU:Pr4.2.H.IIa Identify and describe important theoretical and structural characteristics and context (social, cultural, and historical) in a varied repertoire of music that includes melodies, repertoire pieces, improvisations, and chordal accompaniments in a variety of styles.

 

Interpret
MU:Pr4.3.H.IIa Explain in interpretations the context (social, cultural, and historical) and expressive intent in a varied repertoire of music selected for performance that includes melodies, repertoire pieces, improvisations, and chordal accompaniments in a variety of styles.

 

Rehearse, Evaluate, Refine
MU:Pr5.1.H.IIa Develop and apply criteria to critique individual and small group performances of a varied repertoire of music that includes melodies, repertoire pieces, improvisations, and chordal accompaniments in a variety of styles, and create rehearsal strategies to address performance challenges and refine the performances.

 

Present
MU:Pr6.1.H.IIa Perform with expression and technical accuracy, in individual and small group performances, a varied repertoire of music that includes melodies, repertoire pieces, improvisations, and chordal accompaniments in a variety of styles, demonstrating sensitivity to the audience and an understanding of the context (social, cultural, and historical).

 

Ensemble
Select
MU:Pr4.1.E.IIa Develop and apply criteria to select a varied repertoire to study and perform based on an understanding of theoretical and structural characteristics and expressive challenges in the music, the technical skill of the individual or ensemble, and the purpose and context of the performance.

 

Analyze
MU:Pr4.2.E.IIa Document and demonstrate, using music reading skills where appropriate, how compositional devices employed and theoretical and structural aspects of musical works may impact and inform prepared and improvised performances

 

Interpret
MU:Pr4.3.E.IIa Demonstrate how understanding the style, genre, and context of a varied repertoire of music influences prepared and improvised performances as well as performers’ technical skill to connect with the audience.

 

Rehearse, Evaluate, Refine
MU:Pr5.3.E.IIa Develop and apply appropriate rehearsal strategies to address individual and ensemble challenges in a varied repertoire of music, and evaluate their success.

 

Present
MU:Pr6.1.E.IIa Demonstrate mastery of the technical demands and an understanding of expressive qualities of the music in prepared and improvised performances of a varied repertoire representing diverse cultures, styles, genres, and historical periods
MU:Pr6.1.E.IIb Demonstrate an understanding of intent as a means for connecting with an audience through prepared and improvised performances.

RESPONDING

Guitar/Keyboard/Harmonizing Instrument
Select
MU:Re7.1.H.IIa Apply criteria to select music for a variety of purposes, justifying choices citing knowledge of the music and the specified purpose and context.

 

Analyze
MU:Re7.2.H.IIa Explain how the analysis of the structures and context (social, cultural, and historical) of contrasting musical selections inform the response.

 

Interpret
MU:Re8.1.H.IIa Explain and support interpretations of the expressive intent and meaning of musical selections, citing as evidence the treatment of the elements of music, context (personal, social, and cultural), and (when appropriate) the setting of the text, and varied researched sources.

 

Evaluate
MU:Re9.1.H.IIa Apply personally-developed and established criteria based on research, personal preference, analysis, interpretation, expressive intent, and musical qualities to evaluate contrasting individual and small group musical selections for listening.

 

Ensemble
Select
MU:Re7.1.E.IIa Apply criteria to select music for a variety of purposes, justifying choices citing knowledge of the music and the specified purpose and context.

 

Analyze
MU:Re7.2.E.IIa Explain how the analysis of structures and contexts inform the response to music.

 

Interpret
MU:Re8.1.E.IIa Support interpretations of the expressive intent and meaning of musical works citing as evidence the treatment of the elements of music, contexts, (when appropriate) the setting of the text, and varied researched sources.

 

Evaluate
MU:Re9.1.E.IIa Evaluate works and performances based on research as well as personally- and collaboratively developed criteria, including analysis and interpretation of the structure and context.

 

Level 5+

CREATING

Guitar/Keyboard/Harmonizing Instrument
Imagine
MU:Cr1.1.H.Ia Generate melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic ideas for improvisations, compositions (forms such as theme and variation or 12-bar blues), and three-or-more-chord accompaniments in a variety of patterns (such as arpeggio, down-up strumming, and Travis picking).

 

Plan and Make
MU:Cr2.1.H.Ia Select, develop, and use standard notation and audio/video recording to document melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic ideas for drafts of improvisations, compositions (forms such as theme and variation or 12-bar blues), and three-or-more-chord accompaniments in a variety of patterns (such as arpeggio, down-up strumming, and Travis picking).

 

Evaluate and Refine
MU:Cr3.1.H.Ia Develop and apply criteria to critique, improve, and refine drafts of improvisations, compositions (forms such as theme and variation or 12-bar blues) and three-or-more-chord accompaniments in a variety of patterns (such as arpeggio, down-up strumming, and Travis picking).

 

Present
MU:Cr3.2.H.Ia Perform final versions of improvisations, compositions (forms such as theme and variation or 12-bar blues), and three-or-more-chord accompaniments in a variety of patterns (such as
arpeggio, down-up strumming, and Travis picking), demonstrating technical skill in applying principles of composition/improvisation and originality in developing and organizing musical ideas.

 

Ensemble
Imagine
MU:Cr1.1.E.IIIa Compose and improvise musical ideas for a variety of purposes and contexts.

 

Plan and Make
MU:Cr2.1.E.IIIa Select and develop composed and improvised ideas into draft musical works organized for a variety of purposes and contexts.
MU:Cr2.1.E.IIIa Preserve draft musical works through standard notation, audio, or video recording.

 

Evaluate and Refine
MU:Cr3.1.E.IIIa Evaluate and refine varied draft musical works based on appropriate criteria, including the extent to which they address identified purposes and contexts

 

Present
MU:Cr3.2.E.IIIa Share varied, personally developed musical works – individually or as an ensemble – that address identified purposes and contexts.

PERFORMING

Guitar/Keyboard/Harmonizing Instrument
Select
MU:Pr4.1.H.IIIa Develop and apply criteria for selecting a varied repertoire for a program of music for individual and small group performances that include melodies, repertoire pieces, stylistically appropriate accompaniments, and improvisations in a variety of contrasting styles.

 

Analyze
MU:Pr4.2.H.IIIa Identify and describe important theoretical and structural characteristics and context (social, cultural, and historical) in a varied repertoire of music selected for performance programs that includes melodies, repertoire pieces, stylistically appropriate accompaniments, and improvisations in a variety of contrasting styles.

 

Interpret
MU:Pr4.3.H.IIIa Explain and present interpretations that demonstrate and describe the context (social, cultural, and historical) and an understanding of the creator’s intent in repertoire for varied programs of music that include melodies, repertoire pieces, stylistically appropriate accompaniments, and improvisations in a variety of contrasting styles.

 

Rehearse, Evaluate, Refine
MU:Pr5.1.H.IIIa Develop and apply criteria, including feedback from multiple sources, to critique varied programs of music repertoire (melodies, repertoire pieces, stylistically appropriate accompaniments,
improvisations in a variety of contrasting styles) selected for individual and small group performance, and create rehearsal strategies to address performance challenges and refine the performances.

 

Present
MU:Pr6.1.H.IIIa Perform with expression and technical accuracy, in individual and small group performances, a varied repertoire for programs of music that includes melodies, repertoire pieces, stylistically appropriate accompaniments, and improvisations in a variety of contrasting styles, demonstrating sensitivity to the audience and an understanding of the context (social, cultural, and historical).

 

Ensemble
Select
MU:Pr4.1.E.IIIa Develop and apply criteria to select varied programs to study and perform based on an understanding of theoretical and structural characteristics and expressive challenges in the music, the technical skill of the individual or ensemble, and the purpose and context of the performance.

 

Analyze
MU:Pr4.2.E.IIIa Examine, evaluate, and critique, using music reading skills where appropriate, how the structure and context impact and inform prepared and improvised performances.

 

Interpret
MU:Pr4.3.E.IIIa Demonstrate how understanding the style, genre, and context of a varied repertoire of music informs prepared and improvised performances as well as performers’ technical skill to connect with the audience.

 

Rehearse, Evaluate, Refine
MU:Pr5.3.E.IIIa Develop, apply, and refine appropriate rehearsal strategies to address individual and ensemble challenges in a varied repertoire of music.

 

Present
MU:Cr6.1.E.IIIa Demonstrate an understanding and mastery of the technical demands and expressive qualities of the music through prepared and improvised performances of a varied repertoire representing diverse cultures, styles, genres, and historical periods in multiple types of ensembles.
MU:Pr6.1.E.IIIb Demonstrate an ability to connect with audience members before and during the process of engaging with and responding to them through prepared and improvised performances.

RESPONDING

Guitar/Keyboard/Harmonizing Instrument
Select
MU:Re7.1.H.IIIa Select, describe, and compare a variety of individual and small group musical programs from varied cultures, genres, and historical periods.

 

Analyze
MU:Re7.2.H.IIIa Demonstrate and justify how the structural characteristics function within a variety of musical selections, and distinguish how context (social, cultural, and historical) and creative decisions inform the response.

 

Interpret
MU:Re8.1.H.IIIa Establish and justify interpretations of the expressive intent and meaning of musical selections by comparing and synthesizing varied researched sources, including reference to examples from other art forms.

 

Evaluate
MU:Re9.1.H.IIIa Develop and justify evaluations of a variety of individual and small group musical selections for listening based on personally-developed and established criteria, personal decision making, and knowledge and understanding of context.

 

Ensemble
Select
MU:Re7.1.E.IIIa Use research and personally-developed criteria to justify choices made when selecting music, citing knowledge of the music, and individual and ensemble purpose and context.

 

Analyze
MU:Re7.2.E.IIIa Demonstrate and justify how the analysis of structures, contexts, and performance decisions inform the response to music.

 

Interpret
MU:Re8.1.E.IIIa Justify interpretations of the expressive intent and meaning of musical works by comparing and synthesizing varied researched sources, including reference to other art forms.

 

Evaluate
MU:Re9.1.E.IIIa Develop and justify evaluations of music, programs of music, and performances based on criteria, personal decision-making, research, and understanding of contexts.