MUI105E: StringEnsemM (2014-2015)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Music
COURSE TITLE: String Ensemble M
CALENDAR YEAR: 2014-2015
GRADE LEVEL: 6-8
COURSE LENGTH: 18-36 weeks
Major Concepts/Content: The string ensemble course is designed to acquaint students with beginning to advanced instrumental music skills which include, but are not limited to, the following content: beginning to intermediate level sight-reading skills; discrimination of pitch; absolute essentials for playing in tune; inter-mediate rhythm concepts and patterns; technique for achieving the essentials of unit, balance, and contract in performing instrumental music; study of all major and minor scales; performance of a variety of good musical repertoire; and listening skills development.
Major Instructional Activities: : Instructional activities will be promoted, but not limited in scope, through the following processes: demonstrating melodic and rhythmic sight-reading patterns; playing, at sight and independently, musical passages in low, middle, and upper registers; demonstrating knowledge in the use and care of the instrument; demonstrate playing in tune; performing double and triple-meter music, emphasizing measure unit with accent; following critical markings of a musical score; performing independently all major and minor scales; and responding correctly to melodic and rhythmic aural dictation exercises.
Major Evaluative Techniques: Students will be required to perform successfully instrumental music, independently and in group ensemble, by observing all critical markings of interpretation.
Upon completion of the string ensemble course, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate beginning to intermediate instrumental skills.
- Demonstrate intermediate music reading skills.
- Exercise discrimination regarding pitch and tuning.
- Continue study of major and minor scales.