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String Instrument Resources

The String Pedagogy Notebook
URL: http://www.uvm.edu/~mhopkins/
Description: This site provides information for basic violin/viola, cello and bass instruction. Includes three levels of instruction: Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced. Topics presented are: Right hand (bow), Left hand, Ear tr aining, Teaching process, Books & information, QuickTime movies, Graded Orchestral Literature and other Web sites.

Sheila’s Corner - Music Conservatory
URL: http://www.bright.net/~hhelser/house.html
Description: This site provides teaching tips for violin instruction. There is a page of ideas for violin teachers, a page about scales and etudes and a page with links to violin resources.

Double Bass Pedagogy Resources
URL: http://users.lvcm.com/mariani/bass/
Description: This site is for the teacher who is not a bassist. It has information on the correct set-up for the instrument, fundamentals, the right hand, the left hand and links to other web sites. The information ranges from Beginner to Advanced.

Band Curriculum

Topic: Tone Production

National Content Standard #2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music Nebraska Frameworks: Technical Approach Nebraska Frameworks: Creative Approach

Topic: Technique

National Content Standard #2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music National Content Standard #5: Reading and notating music National Content Standard #6: listening to, analyzing, and describing music Nebraska Frameworks: Technical Approach 5th Grade Band

Topic: Musical Knowledge

    3. Goal: Recognize, demonstrate and describe basic musical terms and symbols.

    Wind Instruments Percussion Themes:

    • Terms Themes:
      • Terms Staff Sticking Treble, bass clef Roll Names of lines and spaces Rudiment Measure Instrument Bar lines part names Time signature (All wind Accidental instrument Key signature terms) Breath mark Fermata Tutti/soli/solo Tie Slur First and second endings D.C. al fine ABA form Piano, forte Pick up notes Ledger Lines Accent Phrase Repeat Divisi/unison
      • Symbols Key signatures (Bb and Eb) Accidentals Sharp, flat, natural Dynamic markings Forte, piano Note/rest terms and values Multi-measure rests corresponding to rhythm theme Time signature Pitch names
      • Theory/ear training Interval Steps and skips Form (ABA) 5th Grade Band Melody Harmony Four part round Duet
      • Instrument names/equipment Reed/ligature Mouthpiece Swab Valve/slide oil Slide grease/cork grease Cleaning cloth

National Content Standard #5: Reading and notating music National Content Standard #6: Listening to, analyzing, and describing music National Frameworks: Technical Approach National Frameworks: Creative Approach National Frameworks: Critical Approach

Topic: Rhythm

4. Goal: Recognize and perform basic rhythmic patterns.

Themes
Meter (4/4, 3/4, and 2/4)
Rhythms whole notes and rests Half notes and rests Quarter notes and rests
Eith notes Dotted half notes Dotted quarter notes

National Content Standard #2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music National Content Standard #5: Reading and notating music Nebraska Frameworks: Technical Approach

Topic: Band Literature

Folk songs and traditional literature found in method studies
Area concert music
Holiday music
Solo and small ensemble music
School program music

Topic: Cultural Diversity - Non-sexist Studies

    6. Goal: Study each semester at least two selections which illustrate the influence of worldwide culture on American society.

    Themes:

    Folk music of the Western Tradition
    African American music
    Hispanic music
    Native American music
    Jewish music
    Mid Eastern music
    Far Eastern music
    European music
    Music by female composers

National Content Standard #2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music National Content Standard #5: Reading and notating music National Content Standard #8: Understanding relationships between music, the other areas and disciplines outside the arts. National Content Standard #9: Understanding music in relation to history and culture. Nebraska Frameworks: all

Topic: Ensemble Performance Skills

    7. Goal: Demonstrate accurate performance on an appropriately assigned part of an ensemble.

    Themes:

    Application of accurate pitch and rhythm
    Appropriate dynamics and ensemble balance
    Appropriate phrasing and expression
    Response to conducting gestures
    Appropriate concert etiquette

National Content Standard #2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music National Content Standard #5: Reading and notating music National Content Standard #6: Listening to, analyzing, and describing music National Content Standard #7: Evaluating music and music performances

Topic: Instrument Care and Maintenance 5th Grade Band

    8. Goal: Demonstrate proper instrument care and maintenance.

    Themes:

    Proper equipment and accessories
    Assembling and disassembling the instrument
    Cleaning the instrument
    Lubrication

Nebraska Frameworks: Technical Approach

Topic: Tone Production

    1. Goal: Demonstrate through performance a characteristic tone that blends with the ensemble.

    Wind Instruments Percussion Themes:

National Content Standard #2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music. Nebraska Frameworks: Technical Approach Nebraska Frameworks: Creative Approach

Topic: Technique

    2. Goal: Demonstrate through performance basic elements of playing technique.

    Wind Instruments Percussion Themes:

      • Posture/position Themes:
      • Posture/position Hand position Hand position Body position Body posture Head position Stroke production
      • Scales (tongued and slurred)
      • Scales (mallets only) Bb concert Bb concert Range: 1-8va Range: 1-8va Tempo: quarter note= 60 Tempo: quarter note = 60 Rhythm:quarter notes Rhythm: quarter notes Eb concert Eb concert Range: 1-8va woodwind, M6 brass Range: 1-8va Tempo: quarter note=60 Tempo:quarter note =60 Rhythm: quarter notes Style: tongued Rhythm: quarter notes
      • Rudiments(open, closed, open) -Articulation Single stroke roll Tonguing techniques Multiple bounce roll Slurring Double stroke roll Attacks Five stroke roll Releases Single paradiddle Fingerings/positions Flam

6th Grade Band National Content Standard #2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music

National Content Standard #5: Reading and notating music National Content Standard #6: listening to, analyzing, and describing music Nebraska Frameworks: Technical Approach

Topic: Musical Knowledge

    3. Goal: Recognize, demonstrate and describe basic musical terms and symbols.

    Wind Instruments Percussion Themes:

    Terms Percussion Themes:

      • Terms Names of lines and spaces Sticking Enharmonic tones Roll Accidentals Rebound Divisi Instrument part names Common time (All wind instrument Crescendo terms) Decrescendo Phrase Tempo markings
    • Symbols
      • Symbols Key signatures (F, Bb and Eb) Roll notation (batter only) Accidentals Sixteenth note (batter only) Dynamic markings Note/rest terms and values Time signature Pitch names
    • Theory/ear training
      • Theory/ear training Interval (Same as band) Steps and skips Whole and half steps Form ABA AABA Theme and variations Melody Harmony (four part round)

    Instrument names/equipment Reed/ligature Mouthpiece Swab Valve/slide oil/cork grease Slide grease Cleaning cloth 6th Grade Band

National Content Standard #5: Reading and notating music National Content Standard #6: Listening to, analyzing, and describing music National Frameworks: Technical Approach National Frameworks: Creative Approach National Frameworks: Critical Approach

Topic: Rhythm

    4. Goal: Recognize and perform basic rhythmic patterns.

    Themes:

      • Meter (4/4 and C, 3/4, and 2/4)
      • Rhythms Whole notes and rests Half notes and rests Quarter notes and rests Eighth notes and rests Dotted half notes Dotted quarter notes

National Content Standard #2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music National Content Standard #5: Reading and notating music Nebraska Frameworks: Technical Approach

Topic: Band Literature

    5. Goal: Study and perform band literature that includes music of a variety of styles, textures and periods.

    Themes:

      • Folk songs and other literature found in method studies
      • Area concert music
      • Holiday music
      • Solo and small ensemble music
      • School program music

National Content Standard #2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music National Content Standard #5: Reading and notating music National Content Standard #8: Understanding relationships between music, the other areas and disciplines outside the arts. National Content Standard #9: Understanding music in relation to history and culture. Nebraska Frameworks: all

Topic: Cultural Diversity-Non-sexist Studies

National Content Standard #2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music National Content Standard #5: Reading and notating music National Content Standard #8: Understanding relationships between music, the other areas and disciplines outside the arts. National Content Standard #9: Understanding music in relation to history and culture. Nebraska Frameworks: all

Topic: Ensemble Performance Skills

    7. Goal: Demonstrate accurate performance on an appropriately assigned part of the ensemble.

    Themes:

      • Application of accurate pitch and rhythm
      • Appropriate dynamics and ensemble balance
      • Appropriate phrasing and expression
      • Response to conducting gestures
      • Appropriate concert etiquette

National Content Standard #2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music National Content Standard #5: Reading and notating music National Content Standard #6: Listening to, analyzing, and describing music National Content Standard #7: Evaluating music and music performances Nebraska Frameworks: all

Topic: Instrument Care and Maintenance

    8. Goal: Demonstrate proper instrument care and maintenance.

    Themes:

      • Proper equipment and accessories
      • Assembling and disassembling the instrument
      • Cleaning the instrument
      • Lubrication

Nebraska Frameworks: Technical Approach

Topic: Tone Production

    1. Goal: Demonstrate through performance a characteristic tone that blends with the ensemble.

    Themes:

    Embouchure
    Breathing

    Pitch
    Tone quality
    Intonation awareness
    Posture

National Content Standard #2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music Nebraska Frameworks: Technical Approach Nebraska Frameworks: Creative Approach

Topic: Technique

    2. Goal: Demonstrate through performance basic elements of playing technique.

    Themes:

    Posture/position Hand position Body position Head position

    Scale Bb concert Range: 1-8va Tempo: quarter note = 60 Rhythm: quarter note Style: tongued

    Articulation Tonguing techniques Slurring Attacks Releases

    Fingerings/positions

National Content Standard #2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music National Content Standard #5: Reading and notating music National Content Standard #6: Listening to, analyzing and describing music Nebraska Frameworks: Technical Approach

Topic: Musical Knowledge

    3. Goal: Recognize, demonstrate and describe basic musical terms and symbols.

    Themes:

    • Terms Staff 7th Grade Beginning Band Treble and bass clef Names of line and spaces Ledger lines Measure Bar lines Time signature Accidental Key signature Breath mark Fermata Tempo markings Pick up notes Tie Slur Accent Repeat Phrase Divisi/unison Tutti/soli/solo Enharmonic tones
    • Symbols Key signatures (Bb, Eb and F concert) Accidentals Sharp, flat, natural Dynamic markings: p, mp, mf, F, Crescendo, Decresendo Note/rest values and names (corresponding to rhythm themes) Multi measure rests Time signatures (corresponding to meter theme) Pitch names
    • Theory/ear training Interval (steps and skips) Form ABA AABA Theme and variations First and second endings D.C. al fine Melody Harmony
    • Instrument names/equipment Reed/Ligature Mouthpiece Swab 7th Grade Beginning Band Valve/slide oil Slide grease Cleaning cloth or brush

     

National Content Standard #5: Reading and notating music National Content Standard #6: Listening to, analyzing, and describing music Nebraska Frameworks: Technical Approach Nebraska Frameworks: Creative Approach Nebraska Frameworks: Critical Approach

Topic: Rhythm

    4. Goal: Recognize and perform basic rhythmic patterns.

    Themes:

    • Meter (4/4 and C, 2/4)
    • Rhythms Whole notes and rests Dotted half notes Half notes and rests Dotted quarter notes Quarter notes and rests Eighth notes

National Content Standard #2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music National Content Standard #5: Reading and notating music Nebraska Frameworks: Technical Approach

Topic: Music Literature

    5. Goal: Study and perform orchestra and/or string orchestra literature that includes music of a variety of styles, textures and historical periods.

    Themes:

    • Folk songs and traditional song literature found in method studies
    • Holiday music -Solo and small ensemble music
    • School program music

National Content Standard #2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music National Content Standard #5: Reading and notating music National Content Standard #8: Understanding relationships between music, the other areas and disciplines outside the arts National Content Standard #9: Understanding music in relation to history and culture Nebraska Frameworks: all

Topic: Cultural Diversity-Non-sexist Studies

    6. Goal: Study at least one selection each semester which illustrates the influence of 7th Grade Beginning Band worldwide culture on American culture.

    Themes:

    • Folk Music of the Western Tradition
    • African American music
    • Hispanic music
    • Native American music
    • Jewish music
    • Mid Eastern music
    • Far Eastern music
    • European music
    • Music by female composers

     

Topic: Ensemble Performance Skills

    7. Goal: Demonstrate accurate performance on an appropriately assigned part of an ensemble.

    Themes:

    • Application of accurate pitch and rhythm
    • Appropriate dynamics and ensemble balance
    • Appropriate phrasing and expression
    • Appropriate response to conducting gestures
    • Appropriate concert etiquette

     

National Content Standard #2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music National Content Standard #5: Reading and notating music National Content Standard #6: Listening to, analyzing and describing music National Content Standard #7: Evaluating music and music performances Nebraska Frameworks: all

Topic: Instrument Care and Maintenance

    8. Goal: Demonstrate proper instrument care and maintenance.

    Themes:

    • Proper equipment and accessories
    • Assembling and disassembling the instrument
    • Bow care
    • Cleaning the instrument
    • Lubrication

     

Nebraska Frameworks: Technical Approach

Topic: Tone Production

    1. Goal: Demonstrate through performance a characteristic tone that blends with the ensemble.

    Themes:

    Embouchure
    Breath support

    Pitch
    Tone quality
    Intonation/tuning

    National Content Standard #2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music Nebraska Frameworks: Technical Approach Nebraska Frameworks: Creative Approach

Topic: Technique

    2. Goal: Demonstrate through performance basic elements of playing technique.

    Themes:

    • Posture/position Hand position Body position Head position
    • Scales Major scales and arpeggios: Bb, Eb, F and Ab Range: one octave Tempo: quarter note=120 Rhythm: half note Chromatic Scale: Bb Range: 1-8va Tempo: quarter note =132 Rhythm: half note
    • Articulation Tonguing techniques Slurring Attacks Releases
    • Fingerings/positions/rudiments

     

National Content Standard #2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music National Content Standard #5: Reading and notating music National Content Standard #6: Listening to, analyzing and describing music Nebraska Frameworks: Technical Approach

7th Grade Advanced Band

Topic: Musical Knowledge

    3. Goal: Recognize, demonstrate and describe basic musical terms and symbols.

    Themes:

    • Terms Tempo markings Expressive terms Theoretical terms Instrument names, equipment
    • Symbols Key signatures (corresponding to scale themes) Accidentals Dynamic markings Note/rest values and names Time signatures Pitch names
    • Theory/ear training Interval Form Dissonance Consonance Texture Melody Harmony Transposition

National Content Standard #5: Reading and notating music National Content Standard #6: Listening to, analyzing, and describing music Nebraska Frameworks: Technical Approach Nebraska Frameworks: Creative Approach Nebraska Frameworks: Critical Approach

Topic: Rhythm

    4. Goal: Recognize and perform basic rhythmic patterns.

    Themes:

    • Meter (4/4, 3/4, 2/4)
    • Rhythms Whole notes and rests Half notes and rests Eighth notes and rests Dotted half notes Dotted quarter note and eight pattern

National Content Standard #2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music National Content Standard #5: Reading and notating music Nebraska Frameworks: Technical Approach 7th Grade Advanced Band

Topic: Band Literature

    5. Goal: Study and perform band literature that includes music of a variety of styles, textures and periods.

    Themes:

    • Transcriptions/adaptions
    • Original music for band
    • Concert marches
    • Popular/show music
    • Solo/soloist with band accompaniment
    • Chorale

National Content Standard #2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music National Content Standard #5: Reading and notating music National Content Standard #8: Understanding relationships between music, the other areas and disciplines outside the arts National Content Standard #9: Understanding music in relation to history and culture Nebraska Frameworks: all

Topic: Cultural Diversity-Non-sexist Studies

    6. Goal: Study at least one selection each semester which illustrates the influence of worldwide culture on American culture.

    Themes:

    • Folk Music of the Western Tradition
    • African American music
    • Hispanic music
    • Native American music
    • Jewish music
    • Mid Eastern music
    • Far Eastern music
    • European music
    • Music by female composers

National Content Standard #2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music National Content Standard #5: Reading and notating music National Content Standard #8: Understanding relationships between music, the other areas and disciplines outside the arts National Content Standard #9: Understanding music in relation to history and culture Nebraska Frameworks: all

Topic: Ensemble Performance Skills

    7. Goal: Demonstrate accurate performance on an appropriately assigned part of an ensemble.

    Themes:

    • Application of accurate pitch intonation and rhythm 7th Grade Advanced Band
    • Appropriate dynamics and ensemble balance
    • Appropriate phrasing and expression
    • Appropriate response to conducting gestures
    • Appropriate concert etiquette

National Content Standard #2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music National Content Standard #5: Reading and notating music National Content Standard #6: Listening to, analyzing and describing music National Content Standard #7: Evaluating music and music performances Nebraska Frameworks: all

Topic: Instrument Care and Maintenance

    8. Goal: Demonstrate proper instrument care and maintenance.

    Themes:

    • Proper equipment and accessories
    • Assembling and disassembling the instrument
    • Cleaning the instrument
    • Lubrication
    • Proper instrument handling and storage

Nebraska Frameworks: Technical Approach

Topic: Tone Production

    1. Goal: Demonstrate through performance a characteristic tone that blends with the ensemble.

    Themes:

    • Embouchure
    • Breath support
    • Pitch
    • Tone quality
    • Intonation/tuning
    • Posture

National Content Standard #2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music Nebraska Frameworks: Technical Approach Nebraska Frameworks: Creative Approach

Topic: Technique

    2. Goal: Demonstrate through performance basic elements of playing technique.

    Themes:

    • Posture/position Hand position Body position Head position
    • Scales Major scale and arpeggios (F, Bb, Eb and Ab) Range: one octave Tempo: quarter note = 88 Rhythm: quarter note Style: tongued
    • Chromatic scales (F and Bb) Range: one octave techniques Tempo: quarter note = 88 Rhythm: quarter note

National Content Standard #2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music National Content Standard #5: Reading and notating music National Content Standard #6: Listening to, analyzing and describing music Nebraska Frameworks: Technical Approach

Topic: Musical Knowledge

    National Content Standard #5: Reading and notating music National Content Standard #6: Listening to, analyzing, and describing music Nebraska Frameworks: Technical Approach Nebraska Frameworks: Creative Approach Nebraska Frameworks: Critical Approach

    Topic: Rhythm

      4. Goal: Recognize and perform basic rhythmic patterns.

      Themes:

      • Meter (4/4 and C, 3/4, 2/2 and C, and 6/8)
      • Rhythms Whole notes and rests Half notes and rests Quarter notes and rests Eighth notes and rests Sixteenth notes and rests Dotted half notes Dotted quarter notes Eighth and sixteenth note patterns Syncopation

    National Content Standard #2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music National Content Standard #5: Reading and notating music Nebraska Frameworks: Technical Approach

    8th Grade Band

    Topic: Band Literature

      5. Goal: Study and perform band literature that includes music of a variety of styles, textures and periods.

      Themes:

      • Transcriptions/adaptations
      • Concert marches
      • Overtures
      • Popular/show music
      • Solo/soloist with band accompaniment
      • Chorales
      • Original music for band

    National Content Standard #2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music National Content Standard #5: Reading and notating music National Content Standard #8: Understanding relationships between music, the other areas and disciplines outside the arts National Content Standard #9: Understanding music in relation to history and culture Nebraska Frameworks: all

    Topic: Cultural Diversity-Non-sexist Studies

      6. Goal: Study at least one selection each semester which illustrates the influence of worldwide culture on American culture.

      Themes:

      • Folk Music of the Western Tradition
      • African American music
      • Hispanic music
      • Native American music
      • Jewish music
      • Mid Eastern music
      • Far Eastern music
      • European music
      • Music by female composers

    National Content Standard #2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music National Content Standard #5: Reading and notating music National Content Standard #8: Understanding relationships between music, the other areas and disciplines outside the arts National Content Standard #9: Understanding music in relation to history and culture Nebraska Frameworks: all

    Topic: Ensemble Performance Skills

      7. Goal: Demonstrate accurate performance on an appropriately assigned part of an ensemble.

      Themes:

      • Application of accurate pitch intonation and rhythm
      • Appropriate dynamics and ensemble balance
      • Appropriate phrasing and expression 8th Grade Band
      • Appropriate response to conducting gestures
      • Appropriate concert etiquette

    National Content Standard #2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music National Content Standard #5: Reading and notating music National Content Standard #6: Listening to, analyzing and describing music National Content Standard #7: Evaluating music and music performances Nebraska Frameworks: all

    Topic: Instrument Care and Maintenance

      8. Goal: Demonstrate proper instrument care and maintenance.

      Themes:

      • Proper equipment and accessories in good working order.
      • Assembling and disassembling the instrument
      • Cleaning the instrument
      • Lubrication
      • Proper instrument handling and storage

    Nebraska Frameworks: Technical Approach

    Topic: Marching Band Skills

      9. Goal: Demonstrate an awareness of the marching and playing techniques used in a marching performance.

    National Content Standard #6: Listening to, analyzing and describing music National Content Standard #7: Evaluating music and music performances Nebraska Frameworks: Technical Approach Nebraska Frameworks: Critical Approach

    Topic: Tone Production

      1. Goal: Demonstrate through performance a characteristic tone that blends with the ensemble.

      Themes:

      • Embouchure
      • Breathing
      • Pitch
      • Tone quality
      • Intonation
      • Vibrato (Saxophone, flute, bassoon, oboe, and other instruments where appropriate)

       

    National Content Standard #2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music Nebraska Frameworks: Technical Approach Nebraska Frameworks: Creative Approach Nebraska Frameworks: Aesthetic Approach

    Topic: Technique

    2. Goal: Demonstrate through performance basic elements of playing technique.

    Themes:

    • Posture/position Hand position Body posture Head position Foot position 
    • Scales
      • Ninth grade Major scales and arpeggios (F, Bb, Eb and Ab) Range: one octave Tempo: quarter note = 60 Rhythm: eighth noteChromatic scales (F, Bb) Range: one octave Tempo: quarter note = 60 Rhythm: eighth note
      • Tenth grade Major scales and arpeggios (F, Bb, Eb, Ab and Db) Range: one octave Tempo: quarter note = 66 Rhythm: eighth note Chromatic scales (F, Bb and Eb) Range: one octave Tempo: quarter note = 66 High School Concert Band Rhythm: eighth note
      • Eleventh grade Major scales and arpeggios (F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db and C) Range: one octave* Tempo: quarter note = 72 Rhythm: eighth note Chromatic scales (F, Bb, Eb, and Ab) Range: one octave* Tempo: eighth note = 72 Rhythm: eighth note
      • Twelfth grade Major scales and arpeggios (F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, C and G) Range: one octave* Tempo: quarter note = 80 Rhythm: eighth note Chromatic scales (F, Bb, Eb, and Ab) Range: one octave* Tempo: quarter note = 80 Rhythm: eighth note (*Indicates two octave range for woodwinds)
      • Articulation Tonguing techniques Slurring Attacks Releases -Fingers/positions/rudiments

    National Content Standard #2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music National Content Standard #5: Reading and notating music Nebraska Frameworks: Technical Approach

    Topic: Musical Knowledge

      3. Goal: Recognize, demonstrate and describe basic musical terms and symbols.

      Themes:

      • Terms Tempo markings Expressive terms Theoretical terms Instrument names, equipment Basic marching terms
      • Symbols Key signatures (corresponding to scale themes) Accidentals High School Concert Band Dynamic markings Note/rest values and names Time signatures Pitch names

    Theory/ear training Interval Form Dissonance Consonance Texture Melody Harmony Transposition

    National Content Standard #5: Reading and notating music National Content Standard #6: Listening to, analyzing, and describing music Nebraska Frameworks: Technical Approach

    Topic: Rhythm

      4. Goal: Recognize and perform basic rhythmic patterns.

      Themes:

      • Meter (5/4, 4/4 and C, 3/4, 2/4, 2/2 and C, 7/8, 6/8, 5/8)
      • Rhythms (Various patterns that involve:) Whole notes and rests Half notes and rests Quarter notes and rests Eighth notes and rests Sixteenth notes and rests Dotted half notes and rests Dotted quarter notes and rests Dotted eighth notes and sixteenth notes patterns Triplet eighth notes patterns Basic syncopation

    National Content Standard #2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music National Content Standard #5: Reading and notating music Nebraska Frameworks: Technical Approach

    Topic: Band Literature

      5. Goal: Study and perform band literature that includes music of a variety of styles and textures.

      Themes:

      • Original music for band
      • Transcriptions/adaptations
      • Concert Marches High School Concert Band
      • Popular/Show Music -Solo(s) with band accompaniment

    National Content Standard #2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music National Content Standard #5: Reading and notating music National Content Standard #6: Listening to, analyzing and describing music National Content Standard #7: Evaluating music and music performances National Content Standard #8: Understanding relationships between music, the other areas and disciplines outside the arts National Content Standard #9: Understanding music in relation to history and culture Nebraska Frameworks: all

    Topic: Cultural Diversity-Non sexist Studies

      6. Goal: Study at least one selection each semester which illustrates the influence of worldwide culture on American culture.

      Themes:

      • Folk music of the western tradition
      • African American music
      • Hispanic music
      • Native American music
      • Jewish music
      • Mid-Eastern music
      • Far-Eastern music
      • European music
      • Music by female composers

    National Content Standard #2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music National Content Standard #5: Reading and notating music National Content Standard #6: Listening to, analyzing and describing music National Content Standard #7: Evaluating music and music performances National Content Standard #8: Understanding relationships between music, the other areas and disciplines outside the arts National Content Standard #9: Understanding music in relation to history and culture Nebraska Frameworks: all

    Topic: Ensemble Performance Skills

      7. Goal: Demonstrate accurate performance on an appropriately assigned part of an ensemble.

      Themes:

      • Application of accurate pitch and rhythm
      • Appropriate dynamics and ensemble balance
      • Appropriate phrasing and expression
      • Response to conducting gestures
      • Appropriate concert etiquette

    National Content Standard #2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music National Content Standard #5: Reading and notating music High School Concert Band National Content Standard #6: Listening to, analyzing and describing music National Content Standard #7: Evaluating music and music performances Nebraska Frameworks: all

    Topic: Instrument Care and Maintenance

      8. Goal: Demonstrate proper instrument care and maintenance.

      Themes:

      • Proper equipment and accessories
      • Assembling and disassembling the instrument
      • Cleaning the instrument
      • Lubrication

    Nebraska Frameworks: Technical Approach

    Topic: Marching Band Skills

      9. Goal: Execute the marching and playing techniques utilized in marching band performance.

      Themes:

      • Execute accurate musical performance in a marching band setting
      • Stationary commands
      • Marching commands and maneuvers
      • Step style and length
      • Instrument/body carriage

    National Content Standard #6: Listening to, analyzing and describing music National Content Standard #7: Evaluating music and music performances Nebraska Frameworks: Technical Approach Nebraska Frameworks: Critical Approach

    Topic: Tone Production

      1. Goal: Demonstrate through performance a characteristic tone that blends with the ensemble.

      Themes:

      • Embouchure
      • Breathing
      • Pitch
      • Tone quality
      • Intonation
      • Vibrato

    National Content Standard #2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music Nebraska Frameworks: Technical Approach Nebraska Frameworks: Creative Approach Nebraska Frameworks: Aesthetic Approach

    Topic: Technique

      2. Goal: Demonstrate through performance basic elements of playing technique.

      Themes:

      • Posture/position Hand position Body posture Head position Foot position
      • Scales Whole tone Chromatic Diatonic Modal Blues Pentatonic
      • Articulation Tonguing techniques Slurring Attacks Releases
      • Rhythm section techniques appropriate to: Piano Bass Drum set Auxiliary percussion Guitar

    National Content Standard #2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music High School Jazz Band National Content Standard #5: Reading and notating music Nebraska Frameworks: Technical Approach

    Topic: Musical Knowledge

      3. Goal: Recognize, demonstrate and describe basic musical terms and symbols.

      Themes:

      • Terms Tempo markings Expressive terms Theoretical terms Stylistic terms
      • Symbols Jazz articulation Chord symbols -Theory/ear training I I-V-I Blues progression Transposition Chord structure Interval "Blue" notes

    National Content Standard #5: Reading and notating music National Content Standard #6: Listening to, analyzing, and describing music Nebraska Frameworks: Technical Approach

    Topic: Rhythm

      4. Goal: Recognize and perform basic rhythmic patterns within the appropriate jazz style.

      Themes:

      • Swing eighth notes
      • Straight eighth notes
      • Triplet figures
      • Syncopation

    National Content Standard #2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music National Content Standard #3: Improvising melodies, variations and accompaniments National Content Standard #4: Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines National Content Standard #5: Reading and notating music Nebraska Frameworks: Technical Approach

    Topic: Jazz Literature

      5. Goal: Study, perform and listen to jazz literature that includes music of a variety of styles, textures, and periods.

      Themes:

      • Ragtime
      • Dixieland
      • Swing High School Jazz Band
      • Bebop
      • Cool
      • Fusion
      • Ballads
      • Latin

    National Content Standard #2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music National Content Standard #3: Improvising melodies, variations and accompaniments National Content Standard #4: Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines National Content Standard #5: Reading and notating music National Content Standard #6: Listening to, analyzing and describing music National Content Standard #7: Evaluating music and music performances National Content Standard #8: Understanding relationships between music, the other areas and disciplines outside the arts National Content Standard #9: Understanding music in relation to history and culture Nebraska Frameworks: all

    Topic: Ensemble Performance Skills

      6. Goal: Demonstrate accurate performance on an appropriately assigned part of a jazz ensemble.

      Themes:

      • Application of accurate pitch and rhythm
      • Appropriate dynamics and ensemble balance
      • Appropriate phrasing and expression
      • Response to conducting gestures
      • Appropriate concert etiquette

    National Content Standard #2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music National Content Standard #3: Improvising melodies, variations and accompaniments National Content Standard #4: Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines National Content Standard #5: Reading and notating music National Content Standard #6: Listening to, analyzing and describing music National Content Standard #7: Evaluating music and music performances National Content Standard #8: Understanding relationships between music, the other areas and disciplines outside the arts National Content Standard #9: Understanding music in relation to history and culture Nebraska Frameworks: all

    Topic: Jazz Improvisation Skills

      7. Goal: Demonstrate knowledge of jazz improvisation skills.

      Themes:

      • Melodic structure
      • Rhythmic structure
      • Harmonic structure

      National Content Standard #2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music High School Jazz Band National Content Standard #3: Improvising melodies, variations and accompaniments National Content Standard #4: Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines National Content Standard #5: Reading and notating music National Content Standard #6: Listening to, analyzing and describing music National Content Standard#7: Evaluating music and music performances Nebraska Frameworks: all

    Topic: Instrument Care and Maintenance

      8. Goal: Demonstrate proper instrument care and maintenance.

      Themes:

      • Proper equipment and accessories
      • Assembling and disassembling the instrument
      • Cleaning the instrument
      • Lubrication

    Nebraska Frameworks: Technical Approach