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Topic: Reading music 

Music

 Standard 5.  Reads and notates music
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   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
  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
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Reads an instrumental or vocal score of up to four staves
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Reads an instrumental score of up to four staves
     2.Reads a vocal score of up to four staves
   Benchmark 2.Reads music that contains moderate technical demands, expanded ranges, and varied interpretive requirements
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Reads music that contains moderate technical demands
     2.Reads music that contains expanded ranges
     3.Reads music that contains varied interpretive requirements