• GLE-Mus8

    Colorado Model Content Standards
    For Music
    8th   Grade Level Expectations
    Standard 1: Students sing or play on instruments a varied repertoire of music, alone or with others.
    Standard 2: Students will read and notate music.
    Standard 3: Students will create music.
    Standard 4: Students will listen to, analyze, evaluate, and describe music.
    Standard 5: Students will relate music to various historical and cultural traditions.
    Eighth grade students will:
    · sing or play, in two or more parts, with musical accuracy (S1)
    · identify appropriate key signatures in the music performed (S1, S2)
    · read, notate, and perform rhythmic and melodic patterns adding dotted rhythms, mixed meter, chromatics, and other key signatures to those already learned (S1, S2)
    · organize, notate, and perform a rhythmic composition which accurately conforms to the natural stress of a prose selection (S1, S2, S3)
    · sing or play syncopation in folk, classical or jazz music (S1, S2, S4)
    · read notes in the appropriate clef for the instrument being played (S2)
    · listen to selected music with varied instrumentation and voicing, and discuss textures and timbres (S4)
    · listen to a musical selection and explain how the composer used specific musical elements (S4, S5)
    · discuss the music from a live performance, film or video performance as it relates to today’s youth culture (S4, S5)
    · discuss audience behavior and listening criteria for a live performance (S5)