North Putnam Community School Corporation
Music K-12

Music - 7th Grade Keyboarding

7th Grade Keyboarding

At the end of this course, students will have a general understanding of the keyboard as a) a musical instrument and b) a means of focusing on other aspects of musical learning. They will sing, play, read, write, create, listen, analyze, describe, and critique music and performances of varying styles, all through the use of the keyboard and other musical activities.


Music Theory
Students will build on the theory they learned in 6th grade music keyboarding by examining more complex rhythms and melodic patterns.

    Note and Rhythm Reading
The learner will be able to read and write music in simple meters, and identify more complex rhythms and notation patterns (7.3.1, 7.3.2, 7.3.2, 7.5.1).
Strand Source
Music Theory North Putnam Community School Corp(a)
  

Music Performance
Students will be able to learn pieces of varying styles and of a higher difficulty level. Students will also be more self-directed in their study of these pieces, and should be able to learn simple songs with only moderate instruction from the teacher.

    Sing
The learner will be able to sing, as a group or individually, a variety of songs using proper technique and musical style. (7.1.1, 7.1.2).
Strand Source
Performance North Putnam Community School Corp(a)
  
    Play
The learner will be able to accurately perform, independently or with others, various songs, rhythms, and melodic patterns on the keyboard. (7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.3.1).
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Performance North Putnam Community School Corp(a)
  

Composition and Improvisation
Students will understand the blues scale in relation to their theory experience to this point and will be able to play it on their keyboard. To improvise, students will use the given notes in the blues scale and rearrange those notes to create their own musical arrangement or interpretation. They will explore how this fits into the jazz idiom and culture.

    The Blues Scale
The learner will be able to improvise a short song or melody, given the specific guidelines of the blues scale. Also, will understand the role of the blues scale and jazz music in history. (7.4.1, 7.4.2, 7.8.2, 7.8.3).
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Composition and Improvisation North Putnam Community School Corp(a)
  

Music History
Students will have a better understanding and appreciation of the period of classical music through the study of Beethoven, his life and works. They will be able to identify basic elements of the classical period, events from that period in history, and items specific to Beethoven and his life.

    The Classical Period
The learner will be able to understand and identify characteristics of compositions of the classical period. Understand and Identify the historical significance of such works, the historical figures associated with them, and general information regarding that time in history. (7.6.1, 7.6.2, 7.6.3, 7.6.4, 7.6.5, 7.6.6, 7.7.1, 7.7.3, 7.8.1, 7.8.3, 7.9.2).
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Music History North Putnam Community School Corp(a)
  
    Understanding Beethoven
The learner will be able to identify works by the composer; perform "Ode to Joy"; understand historical implications of his works and the time period associated with them (7.6.1, 7.6.2, 7.6.3, 7.6.4, 7.6.5, 7.6.6, 7.8.1, 7.8.2, 7.8.3, 7.9.1, 7.9.2).
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Music History North Putnam Community School Corp(a)
  

Music Appreciation
Students will develop an appreciation and understanding of America's music - jazz. This will include watching video of actual historic performances, researching various artists and their music, and being able to identify and discuss important topics from jazz music and it's place in American History.

    Understanding Jazz
The learner will be able to identify and discuss various aspects of jazz music, jazz culture, and related historical figures and events. (7.3.2, 7.6.5, 7.6.6, 7.7.2, 7.7.3, 7.8.1, 7.8.2, 7.8.3, 7.9.1, 7.9.2).
Strand Source
Music Appreciation North Putnam Community School Corp(a)
  

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