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Topic: Instrumental performance 

Music

 Standard 2.  Performs on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
  Level Pre-K (Grade Pre-K)
   Benchmark 1.Plays with a variety of musical instruments
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that musical instruments can be played to create music
     2.Explores a variety of musical instruments
  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
   Benchmark 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)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Performs simple rhythmic patterns accurately and independently on rhythmic classroom instruments
     2.Performs simple melodic patterns accurately and independently on melodic classroom instruments
     3.Performs simple chordal patterns accurately and independently on harmonic classroom instruments
     4.Performs simple patterns on recorder-type instruments
     5.Performs simple patterns on percussion instruments
     6.Performs simple patterns on keyboard instruments
     7.Performs simple patterns on electronic instruments
     8.Performs simple patterns on fretted instruments, such as a guitar or ukulele
   Benchmark 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
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Performs independent instrumental parts while others sing
     2.Performs independent instrumental parts while others play contrasting parts
     3.Performs simple rhythmic or melodic ostinatos while others sing or play contrasting parts
     4.Performs contrasting rhythmic lines while others sing or play contrasting parts
     5.Performs harmonic progressions and chords while others sing or play contrasting parts
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 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
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Performs on a variety of instruments accurately and independently
     2.Performs on a variety of instruments alone and in small and large ensembles
     3.Performs on a variety of instruments with good posture
     4.Performs on a variety of instruments with good playing position
     5.Performs on an instrument with good breath control
     6.Performs on an instrument with good bow control
     7.Performs on an instrument with good stick control
   Benchmark 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
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Performs on a string instruments with expression and technical accuracy
     2.Performs on a wind instruments with expression and technical accuracy
     3.Performs on a percussion instruments with expression and technical accuracy
   Benchmark 3.Performs music representing diverse genres and cultures, with expression appropriate for the work being performed
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Performs music representing diverse genres, with expression appropriate for the work being performed
     2.Performs music representing diverse cultures, with expression appropriate for the work being performed
   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
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 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)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Performs with expression a large and varied repertoire of instrumental literature at a moderate level of difficulty
     2.Performs with technical accuracy a large and varied repertoire of instrumental literature at a moderate level of difficulty
     3.Performs a large and varied repertoire of instrumental literature with appropriate dynamics
     4.Performs a large and varied repertoire of instrumental literature with appropriate phrasing
     5.Performs a large and varied repertoire of instrumental literature with appropriate rubato
     6.Attends to phrasing and interpretation in performances
     7.Performs various meters and rhythms in a variety of keys