Knowledge and Skills

  • TEK: 4.1.1

    STRAND: Perception

    The student describes and analyzes musical sound and demonstrates musical artistry.

    4.1.1 (A) categorize a variety of musical sounds, including children's and adults' voices; woodwind, brass, string, percussion, keyboard,and electronic instruments; and instruments of various cultures;

    Distinguish and categorize voices in children's performing groups and adult performing groups, including small ensembles (duet, trio, etc.);Distinguish and categorize instruments in band, orchestra and folk ensembles including small ensembles (duet, trio, etc.);

    Distinguish and categorize acoustic and digital keyboards.

    4.1.1 (B) use standard terminology in explaining music, music notation, musical instruments and voices, and musical performances; and

    Use a system for writing/reading the extended pentatonic scale;Use rhythm syllables;

    Recognize and label the Treble Clef and the parts of the music staff including:meter, tempo markings, dynamics, genres, and vocal/instrumental groupings.

    4.1.1 (C) identify music forms presented aurally such as AB, ABA, and rondo.Identify known musical forms (AB, ABA, ABC, etc.);

    Label alternating form Rondo.

    TEK: 4.2.1

    STRAND: Creative performance/expression

    The student performs a varied repertoire of music.

    4.2.1 (A) sing or play a classroom instrument independently or in groups; and

    Sing/play songs independently and/or in a group in various keys and ranges.

    4.2.1 (B) sing songs from diverse cultures and styles or play such songs on a musical instrument.

    Sing songs and play games from diverse cultures;Play ethnic music with instruments (pitched and unpitched).

    TMEA/TMAC Curriculum and Assessment Project13

    TEK: 4.2.2

    STRAND: Creative performance/expression

    The student reads and writes music notation.

    4.2.2 (A) read and write music notation, using a system (letters, numbers, syllables);

    Read and notate extended pentatonic melodies using a system;Identify absolute pitches on the treble staff.

    4.2.2 (B) incorporate basic rhythmic patterns in simple meters in musical compositions; and

    Read and write simple music in 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 meters.

    4.2.2 (C) identify music symbols and terms referring to dynamics and tempo, interpreting them appropriately when performing.Identify and interpret the following music symbols and terms: dynamics (p, mp, mf, f), tempo (allegro, andante and largo).

    TEK: 4.2.3

    STRAND: Creative performance/expression

    The student creates and arranges music within specified guidelines.

    4.2.3 (A) create rhythmic and melodic phrases; and

    Create rhythmic/melodic phrases by using known tones and rhythms of the extended pentatonic scales.

    4.2.3 (B) create simple accompaniments

    Compose or arrange non-pitched percussion or body percussion accompaniments;Compose or arrange music accompaniments for available instruments.

    TMEA/TMAC Curriculum and Assessment Project14

    TEK: 4.3.1

    STRAND: Historical/cultural

    The student relates music to history, to society, and to culture.

    4.3.1 (A) identify aurally-presented excerpts of music representing diverse genres, styles, periods, and cultures;

    Identify aurally presented excerpts of music representing three or more of the following:art, popular, and folk music.

    4.3.1 (B) perform music and movement from diverse cultures;

    Sing, play and move to music from a variety of cultures including North and South America, Native American, African American, AsianAmerican and Mexican American.

    4.3.1 (C) perform music representative of American and Texas heritage; andPerform "Texas Our Texas", "The Star Spangled Banner", and other American and Texas songs.

    4.3.1 (D) identify connections between music and the other fine arts.

    Identify the relationship between music, visual arts, dance and theatre.

    TEK: 4.4.1

    STRAND: Response/evaluation

    The student responds to and evaluates music and musical performance.

    4.4.1 (A) apply basic criteria in evaluating musical performances and compositions;

    Use basic criteria for evaluating the accuracy or effectiveness of rhythm, melody, tempo and dynamics in oral and/or written performanceevaluations;

    Use specific criteria for evaluating the use of rhythm, melody, form, tempo and dynamics in musical compositions in oral and/or writtencompositional evaluations.

    4.4.1 (B) justify, using music terminology, personal preferences for specific music works and styles; and

    Justify personal preferences for specific music works and styles using known music terminology related to rhythm, melody, timbre, form, styleand expressive qualities in oral and/or written statements.

    4.4.1 (C) practice concert etiquette as an actively involved listener during live performances.Practice sitting quietly and focusing on the performer during varied live performances;

    Practice responding to varied live performances at the appropriate time with applause.