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Topic: Elements of music 

Music

 Standard 2.  Performs on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 1.Echoes short rhythms (2-4 measure) and melodic patterns
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Echoes short rhythms (2 4 measure)
     2.Echoes short melodic patterns
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 1.Performs on pitch, in rhythm, with appropriate dynamics and timbre, and maintains a steady tempo
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Performs simple pieces on pitch
     2.Performs simple pieces in rhythm
     3.Performs simple pieces with appropriate dynamics
     4.Performs simple pieces with appropriate timbre
     5.Maintains a steady tempo when performing simple pieces
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 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
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Plays simple melodies by ear on melodic instruments
     2.Plays folk songs by ear on melodic instruments
     3.Plays simple accompaniments by ear on harmonic instruments
     4.Plays strummed chords by ear on harmonic instruments
 Standard 4.  Composes and arranges music within specified guidelines
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 1.Knows how the elements of music are used to achieve unity and variety, tension and release, and balance in musical compositions
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how the elements of music are used to achieve unity and variety in musical compositions
     2.Knows how the elements of music are used to achieve tension and release in musical compositions
     3.Knows how the elements of music are used to achieve balance in musical compositions
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Uses the elements of music for expressive effect (e.g., pitch, rhythm, harmony, dynamics, timbre, texture, form)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses the element of pitch for expressive effect
     2.Uses the element of rhythm for expressive effect
     3.Uses the element of harmony for expressive effect
     4.Uses the element of dynamics for expressive effect
     5.Uses the element of timbre for expressive effect
     6.Uses the element of texture for expressive effect
     7.Uses the element of form for expressive effect
 Standard 6.  Knows and applies appropriate criteria to music and music performances
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 2.Understands how the elements of music are used in various genres and cultures
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how the elements of music are used in various genres of music
     2.Understands how the elements of music are used in musical pieces from various cultures
   Benchmark 3.Understands the basic principles of meter, rhythm, tonality, intervals, chords, and harmonic progressions
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the basic principle of meter
     2.Understands the basic principle of rhythm
     3.Understands the basic principle of tonality
     4.Understands the basic principle of intervals
     5.Understands the basic principle of chords
     6.Understands the basic principle of harmonic progression
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands how the elements of music and expressive devices are used in music from diverse genres and cultures
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how the elements of music are used in music from diverse genres
     2.Understands how the elements of music are used in music from diverse cultures
     3.Understands how expressive devices are used in music from diverse genres
     4.Understands how expressive devices are used in music from diverse cultures
   Benchmark 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)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands compositional devices and techniques that are used to provide unity and variety in a musical work
     2.Understands compositional devices and techniques that are used to provide tension and release in a musical work