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Topic: Musical skills and techniques 

Music

 Standard 2.  Performs on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
  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 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