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Standards and Benchmarks/Specific Content Music Grade 8

Colegio Granadino Curriculum

School Year: 2013 - 2014

Standard 1* - Sings, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music:

MC7.1.1 Sings on pitch and in rhythm

Singing readiness

MC7.1.2 Sings with good breath control, expression, and technical accuracy

Technical development
Breath Control
Sound emission

MC7.1.3 Sings music written in two and three parts

Easy choral music

MC7.1.4 Performs music that represents diverse genres and cultures and in different languages

Folk English songs

Colombian songs
World Music

Standard 2*: Performs on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music

MC8.2.1 Performs in a percussion ensemble, songs and exercises including different musical reading resources

Technical development
Unison ensemble with dynamics, tempo changes, amalgam, metric changes

MC8.2.2 Plays in ensemble on percussion, strings and keyboard instruments, music written in 3 and 4 parts

Instrumental ensemble
3 parts songs
4 part songs

Standard 4. Reads and notates music

MC8.4.1 Reads a writes phrases

Whole note
Half note
Quarter note
Eight note
Sixteenth note
Binary and ternary measures.

MC8.4.2 Uses absolute note names to read melodies on the treble clef and bass clef

Spoken music reading on treble and bass clef

Standard 5 Knows and applies proper criteria to music and music performance

MC8.5.1 Understands aesthetics and styles from the academic music

Ancient Music
Music in the Middle Ages
Gregorian chant
Baroque Era
Classical period
Romantic Period
XX century

MC8.5.2 Identifies and judges technical features in academic music

General components of music in specific repertoire

Standard 6 - Understands the relationship between music and history and culture.

MC8.6.1 Identifies historical facts in music and establish relation with current events

MC8.6.2 Knows and understands the historical background of academic music

Historical review of academic music

Great composers

MC8.6.3 Knows and understands the historical background of several musical instruments of the academic music, their
function, construction and technical features.

Organology of the Symphony Orchestra

Strings: Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass
Woodwinds: Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Basson, Oboe, Saxo
Brass: Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Tuba.
Percussion: Timpani, Snare Drum, Tenor drum, Bass Drum, Cymbals, Tam-tam, Triangle, Wood block,
Tambourine Glockenspiel, Xylophone, Vibraphone, Chimes, Marimba.

MC8.6.4 Understands the relationship between music and arts, politics, economics and society.

Classical music in society

Historical facts

Standard 7: Develops ear skills

MC8.7.1 Identifies easy technical elements of music by listening to them

Major chords
Minor chords
Tonal progressions

MC8.7.2 Identifies musical instruments from the academic music by listening to them

MC8.7.3 Writes a complex rhythmic phrase after listening

MC8.7.4 Writes a short melody after listening

Melodies involving many musical concepts

*For selective class only