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General Music (Section 1)

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• This course provides varied musical activities to suit the interests and abilities of all students. It is a course in functional theory, with units exploring instruments, correlated music history, multicultural music, careers and performance.
• Significance of content
• The objectives of this course is include assisting the student in understanding the
o Sensory elements, organizational principles and expressive qualities in music
o Similarities, distinctions and connections in and among the arts
o Processes, traditional tools and modern technologies used in music
• This course satisfies the 1-credit music requirement for graduation
• To learn basic information on the expression, global impact, careers, use, history, current state, and importance of music. Students will also learn common music theory knowledge and apply to electric keyboards for performing and creating original compositions.

25.A.1c Music:Identify differences in elements and expressive qualities (e.g., between fast and slow tempo; loud and soft dynamics; high and low pitch/direction; long and short duration; same and different form, tone color or timbre, and beat).
25.A.2c Music:Identify elements and expressive qualities such as tone color, harmony, melody, form (rondo, theme and variation), rhythm/meter and dynamics in a variety of musical styles.
25.A.3c Music:Identify and describe changes in elements and expressive qualities (e.g., crescendo, ritardando, fermata, meter, sforzando).
26.A.1c Music:Identify a variety of sounds and sound sources (e.g., instruments, voices and environmental sounds).
26.A.2c Music:Classify musical sound sources into groups (e.g., instrumental families, vocal ranges, solo/ensembles).
26.A.3c Music:Describe the processes involved in composing, conducting and performing.
26.A.4c Music:Analyze ways in which musical sounds are produced and how they are used in composing, conducting and performing.
26.A.1dMusic: Relate symbol systems (e.g., icons, syllables, numbers and letters) to musical sounds.
26.A.2dMusic: Read and interpret the tradi- tional music notation of note values and letter names.
26.A.3dMusic: Read and interpret traditional music notation in a varied repertoire.
26.A.4d Music:Demonstrate the ability to read written notation for a vocal or instrumental part.
26.B.1cMusic: Sing or play on classroom instruments a variety of music representing diverse cultures and styles.
26.B.2c Music: Sing or play acoustic or electronic instruments demonstrating technical skill.
26.B.3c Music: Sing or play with expression and accuracy a variety of music representing diverse cultures and styles.
26.B.4c Music:Create and perform music of challenging complexity and length with expression.

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