BPS Music Standards Book

K-8 General Music

Grade 04


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Creating Music image

MUS-04.Cr - Creating

  • MUS-04.Cr.01: Anchor Standard 1 - Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work
    • MUS-04.Cr.01.1a: Improvise rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic ideas, and explain connection to specific purpose and context (such as social and cultural ).
    • MUS-04.Cr.01.1b: Generate musical ideas (such as rhythms, melodies, and simple accompaniment patterns) within related tonalities (such as major and minor) and meters.
  • MUS-04.Cr.02: Anchor Standard 2 - Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
    • MUS-04.Cr.02.1a: Demonstrate selected and organized musical ideas for an improvisation, arrangement, or composition to express intent, and explain connection to purpose and context.
    • MUS-04.Cr.02.1b: Use standard and/or iconic notation and/or recording technology to document personal rhythmic, melodic, and simple harmonic musical ideas.
  • MUS-04.Cr.03: Anchor Standard 3 - Evaluate, refine and complete artistic work.
    • MUS-04.Cr.03.1a: Evaluate, refine, and document revisions to personal music, applying teacher-provided and collaboratively-developed criteria and feedback to show improvement over time.
    • MUS-04.Cr.03.2a: Present the final version of personal created music to others, and explain connection to expressive intent.

Performing Music image

MUS-04.Pr - Performing

  • MUS-04.Pr.04: Anchor Standard 4 - Select artistic work for presentation
    • MUS-04.Pr.04.1a: Demonstrate and explain how the selection of music to perform is influenced by personal interest, knowledge, context, and technical skill.
    • MUS-04.Pr.04.2a: Demonstrate understanding of the structure and the elements of music (such as rhythm, pitch, and form) in music selected for performance.
    • MUS-04.Pr.04.2b: When analyzing selected music, read and perform using iconic and/or standard notation.
    • MUS-04.Pr.04.2c: Explain how context (such as social and cultural) informs a performance.
    • MUS-04.Pr.04.3a: Demonstrate and explain how intent is conveyed through interpretive decisions and expressive qualities (such as dynamics, tempo, and timbre).
  • MUS-04.Pr.05: Anchor Standard 5 - Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.
    • MUS-04.Pr.05.1a: Apply teacher-provided and collaboratively-developed criteria and feedback to evaluate accuracy and expressiveness of ensemble and personal performances.
    • MUS-04.Pr.05.1b: Rehearse to refine technical accuracy and expressive qualities, and address performance challenges.
  • MUS-04.Pr.06: Anchor Standard 6 - Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.?
    • MUS-04.Pr.06.1a: Perform music, alone or with others, with expression and technical accuracy, and appropriate interpretation.
    • MUS-04.Pr.06.1b: Demonstrate performance decorum and audience etiquette appropriate for the context, venue, and genre.

Responding Music image

MUS-04.Re - Responding

  • MUS-04.Re.07: Anchor Standard 7 - Perceive and analyze artistic work
    • MUS-04.Re.07.1a: Demonstrate and explain how selected music connects to and is influenced by specific interests, experiences, purposes, or contexts.
    • MUS-04.Re.07.2a: Demonstrate and explain how responses to music are informed by the structure, the use of the elements of music, and context (such as social and cultural).
  • MUS-04.Re.08: Anchor Standard 8 - Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work
    • MUS-04.Re.08.1a: Demonstrate and explain how the expressive qualities (such as dynamics, tempo, and timbre) are used in performers' and personal interpretations to reflect expressive intent.
  • MUS-04.Re.09: Anchor Standard 9 - Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.
    • MUS-04.Re.09.1a: Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and explain appropriateness to the context.

Connecting Music image

MUS-04.Cn Connecting

  • MUS-04.Cn.10: Anchor Standard 10 - Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
    • MUS-04.Cn.10.1a: Demonstrate how interests, knowledge, and skills relate to personal choices and intent when creating, performing, and responding to music.
  • MUS-04.Cn.11: Anchor Standard 11 - Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding
    • MUS-04.Cn.11.1a: Demonstrate understanding of relationships between music and the other arts, other disciplines, varied contexts, and daily life.