Standards Database Logo
Home | Browse | Search | Purpose | History | Process | Acknowledgment| Reference




Standard 4.Composes and arranges music within specified guidelines
  Level Pre-K (Grade Pre-K)
   1. Knows the source of a variety of sounds (e.g., musical instruments, sounds in nature)
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   1. Uses a variety of sound sources when composing (e.g., classroom instruments, electronic sounds, body sounds)
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   1. Creates and arranges music to accompany readings or dramatizations (e.g., manipulate dimensions such as the variety of sounds, tempo, loudness, mood)
   2. Creates and arranges short songs and instrumental pieces within specified guidelines (e.g., a particular style, form, instrumentation, compositional technique)
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   1. Knows how the elements of music are used to achieve unity and variety, tension and release, and balance in musical compositions
   2. Composes short pieces within specified guidelines (e.g., ABA form, limited range, simple rhythms)
   3. Arranges simple pieces for voices or instruments other than those for which the pieces originally were written (e.g., a guitar accompaniment for a folk song)
   4. Uses a variety of traditional and nontraditional sound sources and electronic media (e.g., synthesizer, sequencer) when composing and arranging
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   1. Composes music in a variety of distinct styles (e.g., classical, folk, pop, jazz, rock)
   2. Uses the elements of music for expressive effect (e.g., pitch, rhythm, harmony, dynamics, timbre, texture, form)
   3. Arranges pieces for voices or instruments other than those for which the pieces were written in ways that preserve or enhance the expressive effect of the music (e.g., piano music, 4-part hymns, duets, trios, quartets)
   4. Composes and arranges music for voices and various acoustic and electronic instruments
   5. Understands the ranges and traditional uses of various sound sources (e.g., voices, acoustic instruments, electronic instruments)