Big Idea 2: Skills, Techniques, and Processes, Enduring Understanding 3: Through purposeful practice, artists learn to manage, master, and refine simple, then complex, skills and techniques.
Thread three begins with pitch: both matching pitch, and sight-singing.
MU.K.S.3.3 Match pitches in a song or musical phrase in one or more keys.
MU.1.S.3.3 Sing simple la-sol-mi patterns at sight.
MU.2.S.3.3 Sing simple la-sol-mi-do patterns at sight.
MU.3.S.3.3 Sing simple la-sol-mi-re-do patterns at sight.
MU.4.S.3.3 Perform extended pentatonic melodies at sight.
The thread ends in fourth grade as the next sequential step blends in with the next thread.
Thread four begins with rhythm and moves from imitations through students playing both melodies and accompaniments.
MU.K.S.3.4 Imitate simple rhythm patterns played by the teacher or a peer.
MU.1.S.3.4 Match simple aural rhythm patterns in duple meter with written patterns.
MU.2.S.3.4 Compare aural melodic patterns with written patterns to determine whether they are the same or different.
MU.3.S.3.4 Match simple aural rhythm patterns in duple and triple meter with written patterns.
MU.4.S.3.4 Play simple ostinati, by ear, using classroom instruments.
MU.5.S.3.4 Play melodies and accompaniments, by ear, using classroom instruments.