Big Idea 3: Enduring Understanding 3, Threads 1 and 2

Big Idea 3: ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE  Enduring Understanding 3: Every art form uses its own unique language, verbal and non-verbal, to document and communicate with the world.

MU.K.O.3.1     Respond to music to demonstrate how it makes one feel.

MU.1.O.3.1     Respond to changes in tempo and/or dynamics within musical examples.

MU.2.O.3.1     Describe changes in tempo and dynamics within a musical work.

MU.3.O.3.1     Describe how tempo and dynamics can change the mood or emotion of a piece of music.

MU.4.O.3.1     Identify how expressive elements and lyrics affect the mood or emotion of a song.

MU.5.O.3.1     Examine and explain how expressive elements, when used in a selected musical work, affect personal response.

MU.4.O.3.2     Apply expressive elements to a vocal or instrumental piece and, using correct music vocabulary, explain one’s choices.

MU.5.O.3.2     Perform expressive elements in a vocal or instrumental piece as indicated by the score and/or conductor.

 This happens to be one of my favorite threads to teach.  I love the focus on making good music, expressive music, and music with feeling.  We all know the difference between playing the notes on the page and actually making music with the notes on the page.  I especially like the focus on this in the early grade levels.  So many people are under the impression that young students can’t be musical.  We know that is NOT accurate. The youngest of children are ABSOLUTELY capeable of making musical music!

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