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Standard 6.Knows and applies appropriate criteria to music and music performances
  Level Pre-K (Grade Pre-K)
   1. Responds to the tempo and rhythm of music (e.g., taps feet, claps hands)
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   1. Knows personal preferences for specific musical works and styles
   2. Identifies simple music forms (e.g., AB, ABA, call and response) when presented aurally
   3. Responds through purposeful movement (e.g., swaying, skipping, dramatic play) to selected prominent music characteristics or to specific music events (e.g., meter changes, dynamic changes, same/different sections)
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   1. Knows music of various styles representing diverse cultures
   2. Knows appropriate terminology used to explain music, music notation, music instruments and voices, and music performances
   3. Identifies the sounds of a variety of instruments (e.g., orchestral, band, instruments from various cultures) and voices (e.g., male, female, children’s voices)
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   1. Identifies specific music events (e.g., entry of oboe, change of meter, return of refrain) when listening to music
   2. Understands how the elements of music are used in various genres and cultures
   3. Understands the basic principles of meter, rhythm, tonality, intervals, chords, and harmonic progressions
   4. Knows criteria that affect the quality (e.g., use of elements to create unity, variety, tension/release, balance) and effectiveness (e.g., expressive impact) of music performances and compositions
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   1. Understands how the elements of music and expressive devices are used in music from diverse genres and cultures
   2. Understands the technical vocabulary of music (e.g., Italian terms, form, harmony, tempo markings)
   3. Understands compositional devices and techniques that are used to provide unity and variety and tension and release in a musical work (e.g., motives, imitation, retrograde, inversion)
   4. Knows specific criteria that affect the quality and effectiveness of music performances, compositions, arrangements, and improvisations (e.g., considers questions of unity or variety, consistency, appropriate use of resources)