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Standard 2.Performs on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
  Level Pre-K (Grade Pre-K)
   1. Plays with a variety of musical instruments
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   1. Echoes short rhythms (2-4 measure) and melodic patterns
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   1. Performs on pitch, in rhythm, with appropriate dynamics and timbre, and maintains a steady tempo
   2. Performs simple rhythmic, melodic, and chordal patterns accurately and independently on rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic classroom instruments (e.g., recorder-type instruments, percussion instruments, keyboard instruments, electronic instruments, fretted instruments such as a guitar or ukulele)
   3. Knows a varied repertoire of music representing diverse genres and styles
   4. Performs in groups (e.g., blends instrumental timbres, matches dynamic levels, responds to the cues of a conductor)
   5. Performs independent instrumental parts (e.g., simple rhythmic or melodic ostinatos, contrasting rhythmic lines, harmonic progressions and chords) while others sing or play contrasting parts
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   1. Performs on an instrument (e.g., band or orchestra instrument, keyboard instrument, fretted instrument such as guitar, electronic instrument) accurately and independently, alone and in small and large ensembles, with good posture, good playing position, and good breath, bow, or stick control
   2. Performs with expression and technical accuracy on a string, wind, percussion, or other classroom instrument a repertoire of instrumental literature that may include modest ranges and changes of tempo, key, and meter
   3. Performs music representing diverse genres and cultures, with expression appropriate for the work being performed
   4. Plays by ear simple melodies (e.g., folk songs) on a melodic instrument and simple accompaniments (e.g., strummed, I, IV, V, vi, ii chords) on a harmonic instrument
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   1. Performs with expression (e.g., appropriate dynamics, phrasing, rubato) and technical accuracy a large and varied repertoire of instrumental literature at a moderate level of difficulty (e.g., attends to phrasing and interpretation, performs various meters and rhythms in a variety of keys)
   2. Uses ensemble skills (e.g., balance, intonation, rhythmic unity) when performing as part of a group