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

 


 


Topic: Musical notation 

Music

 Standard 5.  Reads and notates music
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 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
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows standard symbols used to notate meter
     2.Knows standard symbols used to notate rhythm
     3.Knows standard symbols used to notate pitch
     4.Knows standard symbols used to notate dynamics
     5.Understands the 2/4 symbol for meter
     6.Understands the 3/4 symbol for meter
     7.Understands the 4/4 symbol for meter
     8.Understands the whole note symbol
     9.Understands the half note symbol
     10.Understands the dotted half note symbol
     11.Understands the quarter note symbol
     12.Understands the eighth note symbol
     13.Understands the symbol for treble clef
     14.Understands the p (piano) symbol
     15.Understands the f (forte) symbol
     16.Understands the < (crescendo) symbol
     17.Understands the > (diminuendo) symbol
   Benchmark 2.Uses a system (e.g., syllables, numbers, letters) to read simple pitch notation in the treble clef in major keys
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses a syllable system to read simple pitch notation in the treble clef in major keys
     2.Uses a number system to read simple pitch notation in the treble clef in major keys
     3.Uses a letter system to read simple pitch notation in the treble clef in major keys
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 1.Reads whole, half, dotted half, quarter, and eighth notes and rests in 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 meter signatures
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Reads whole notes in 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 meter signatures
     2.Reads half notes in 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 meter signatures
     3.Reads dotted half notes in 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 meter signatures
     4.Reads quarter notes in 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 meter signatures
     5.Reads eighth notes in 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 meter signatures
     6.Reads rests in 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 meter signatures
   Benchmark 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)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows symbols and traditional terms referring to dynamics
     2.Knows symbols and traditional terms referring to tempo
     3.Knows symbols and traditional terms referring to articulation
     4.Understands the term piano and the symbol that represents it
     5.Understands the term forte and the symbol that represents it
     6.Understands the term crescendo and the symbol that represents it
     7.Understands the term diminuendo and the symbol that represents it
     8.Understands the term presto and the symbol that represents it
     9.Understands the term ritard and the symbol that represents it
     10.Understands the term accelerando and the symbol that represents it
     11.Understands the term staccato and the symbol that represents it
     12.Understands the term legato and the symbol that represents it
     13.Understands the term marcato and the symbol that represents it
     14.Understands the term accent and the symbol that represents it
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 1.Reads sixteenth and dotted notes and rests in 6/8, 3/8, and alla breve (2/2) meter signatures
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Reads sixteenth notes in 6/8, 3/8, and alla breve (2/2) meter signatures
     2.Reads dotted notes in 6/8, 3/8, and alla breve (2/2) meter signatures
     3.Reads rests in 6/8, 3/8, and alla breve (2/2) meter signatures
   Benchmark 2.Reads at sight simple melodies in both the treble and bass clefs
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Reads at sight simple melodies in the treble clef
     2.Reads at sight simple melodies in the bass clef
   Benchmark 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)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows standard notation symbols for pitch
     2.Knows standard notation symbols for rhythm
     3.Knows standard notation symbols for dynamics
     4.Knows standard notation symbols for tempo
     5.Knows standard notation symbols for articulation
     6.Knows standard notation symbols for expression
   Benchmark 4.Uses standard notation to record musical ideas
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Records musical ideas
     2.Uses appropriate notation to record musical ideas