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

 


 


Music

Standard 5.Reads and notates music
  Level Pre-K (Grade Pre-K)
   1. Not appropriate for this level
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   1. Knows standard symbols used to notate meter (e.g., 2/4, 3/4, 4/4 time signatures), rhythm (e.g., whole, half, dotted half, quarter, eighth notes), pitch (e.g., notes in treble clef), and dynamics (e.g., p, f, <, >) in simple patterns
   2. Uses a system (e.g., syllables, numbers, letters) to read simple pitch notation in the treble clef in major keys
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   1. Reads whole, half, dotted half, quarter, and eighth notes and rests in 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 meter signatures
   2. Knows symbols and traditional terms referring to dynamics (e.g., piano, forte, crescendo, diminuendo), tempo (e.g., presto, ritard, accelerando), and articulation (e.g., staccato, legato, marcato, accent)
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   1. Reads sixteenth and dotted notes and rests in 6/8, 3/8, and alla breve (2/2) meter signatures
   2. Reads at sight simple melodies in both the treble and bass clefs
   3. Knows standard notation symbols for pitch, rhythm, dynamics (e.g., piano, forte, crescendo, diminuendo), tempo, articulation (e.g., accents, legato, staccato, marcato), and expression (e.g., phrasing)
   4. Uses standard notation to record musical ideas
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   1. Reads an instrumental or vocal score of up to four staves
   2. Reads music that contains moderate technical demands, expanded ranges, and varied interpretive requirements