National Core Arts Standards: Music — Grade 8


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MU:Cn10.1a.8

Demonstrate how interests, knowledge, and skills relate to personal choices and intent when creating, performing, and responding to music.

MU:Cn11.1a.8

Select programs of music (such as a CD mix or live performances) and demonstrate the connections to an interest or experience for a specific purpose.

MU:Cr1.1.8a

Generate rhythmic, melodic and harmonic phrases and harmonic accompaniments within expanded forms (including introductions, transitions, and codas ) that convey expressive intent.

MU:Cr1.1a.8

Generate rhythmic, melodic and harmonic phrases and harmonic accompaniments within expanded forms (including introductions, transitions, and codas) that convey expressive intent.

MU:Cr2.1.8a

Select, organize, and document personal musical ideas for arrangements, songs, and compositions within expanded forms that demonstrate tension and release , unity and variety, and balance, and convey expressive intent.

MU:Cr2.1a.8

Select, organize, and document personal musical ideas for arrangements, songs, and compositions within expanded forms that demonstrate tension and release , unity and variety, balance, and convey expressive intent.

MU:Cr2.1b.8

Use standard and/or iconic notation and/or audio/ video recording to document personal rhythmic phrases, melodic phrases, and harmonic sequences

MU:Cr3.1a.8

Evaluate their own work by selecting and applying criteria including appropriate application of compositional techniques, style, form, and use of sound sources.

MU:Cr3.1b.8

Describe the rationale for refining works by explaining the choices, based on evaluation criteria.

MU:Cr3.2.8a

Present the final version of their documented personal composition, song, or arrangement, using craftsmanship and originality to demonstrate the application of compositional techniques for creating unity and variety, tension and release , and balance to convey expressive intent.

MU:Cr3.2a.8

Present the final version of their documented personal composition, song, or arrangement, using craftsmanship and originality to demonstrate the application of compositional techniques for creating unity and variety, tension and release , and balance to convey expressive intent.

MU:Pr4.1.8a

Apply personally-developed criteria for selecting music of contrasting styles for a program with a specific purpose and/or context and explain expressive qualities, technical challenges, and reasons for choices.

MU:Pr4.1a.8

Apply personally developed criteria for selecting music of contrasting styles for a program with a specific purpose and/or context, and explain expressive qualities, technical challenges, and reasons for choices

MU:Pr4.2.8c

Identity how cultural and historical context inform performance and results in different musical effects.

MU:Pr4.2a.8

Compare the structure of contrasting pieces of music selected for performance, explaining how the elements of music are used in each.

MU:Pr4.2b.8

When analyzing selected music, sight read in treble or bass clef simple rhythmic, melodic, and/or harmonic notation.

MU:Pr4.2c.8

Identity how cultural and historical context inform performances and result in different musical effects.

MU:Pr4.3.8a

Perform contrasting pieces of music , demonstrating as well as explaining how the musics intent is conveyed by their interpretations of the elements of music and expressive qualities (such as dynamics, tempo, timbre, articulation/style, and phrasing).

MU:Pr4.3a.8

Perform contrasting pieces of music , demonstrating as well as explaining how the musics intent is conveyed by their interpretations of the elements of music and expressive qualities (such as dynamics, tempo, timbre, articulation/style, and phrasing).

MU:Pr5.1a.8

Identify and apply personally developed criteria (such as demonstrating correct interpretation of notation, technical skill of performer, originality, emotional impact, variety , and interest) to rehearse, refine, and determine when the music is ready to perform.

MU:Pr6.1.8b

Demonstrate performance decorum (such as stage presence, attire, and behavior) and audience etiquette appropriate for venue, purpose, context, and style .

MU:Pr6.1a.8

Perform the music with technical accuracy, stylistic expression, and culturally authentic practices in music to convey the creators intent.

MU:Pr6.1b.8

Demonstrate performance decorum (such as stage presence, attire, and behavior) and audience etiquette appropriate for venue, purpose, context, and style .

MU:Re7.1.8a

Select programs of music (such as a CD mix or live performances) and demonstrate the connections to an interest or experience for a specific purpose.

MU:Re7.1a.8

Select programs of music (such as a CD mix or live performances) and demonstrate the connections to an interest or experience for a specific purpose.

MU:Re7.2.8b

Identify and compare the context of programs of music from a variety of genres, cultures, and historical period

MU:Re7.2a.8

Compare how the elements of music and expressive qualities relate to the structure within programs of music.

MU:Re7.2b.8

Identify and compare the context of programs of music from a variety of genres, cultures, and historical periods.

MU:Re8.1a.8

Support personal interpretation of contrasting programs of music and explain how creators or performers apply the elements of music and expressive qualities, within genres, cultures, and historical periods to convey expressive intent.

MU:Re9.1.8a

Apply appropriate personally developed criteria to evaluate musical works or performances.

MU:Re9.1a.8

Apply appropriate personally developed criteria to evaluate musical works or performances