North Putnam Community School Corporation
Music K-12

Music - 7th Grade Choir

7th Grade Choir

Vocal Music provides students with the opportunity to apply knowledge learned in the elementary music curriculum by participating in choral ensemble classes. Instruction is designed to enable students to connect, examine, imagine, define, try, extend, refine, and integrate music study into other subject areas. Ensemble classes provide group and solo activities and are designed to develop students' musicianship including, but not limited to: (1) tone production,
(2) technical skills, (3) intonation, (4) music reading skills, (5) listening skills, (6) analyzing music, and (7) studying historically significant styles of literature. Activities and experiences include, but are not limited to, listening, analyzing, and studying, as well as performing a wide variety of vocal literature, of many styles, from selected historical periods and cultures. Experiences in improvisation and sight-singing are included in this course of study. Students also participate in performance opportunities, outside of the school day, that support and extend the learning in the classroom.


Vocal Production

    Vocal Pedagogy
The learner will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how and why their voice produces sound (7.1.2). Learner will be able to identify why and why not there is proper vocal production. Learner will have a continued understanding of proper vocal health.
Strand Source
Basic Vocal Pedagogy North Putnam School(a)
  
    Singing Alone
The learner will be able to sing a given melody on pitch and in tempo, with more attention to dynamic contrasts and phrasing that expresses the lyrics (7.1.1). Learners will sing with proper breath support, and pronunciation, while sitting or standing (7.1.2).
Strand Source
Singing Alone and With Others North Putnam School(a)
  
    Singing With Others
The learner will be able to the learners will sing as a group accurately and expressively, with proper tone throughout their vocal range. They will use clear diction and good posture. The learners will gain a better understanding of blend and working as an ensemble. The learners will sing a variety of pieces from different musical eras and cultures. The learners will sing songs from memory.
Strand Source
Singing Alone and With Others North Putnam School(a)
  

Music Theory

    Note Names - Treble Clef
The learner will be able to identify and notate the notes on the treble clef in any octave. This skill will start to become automatic (7.3.1).
Strand Source
Reading Music North Putnam School(a)
  
    Note Names - Bass Clef
The learner will be able to identify and notate the notes on the bass clef. This skill should start to become automatic (7.3.1).
Strand Source
Reading Music North Putnam School(a)
  
    Simple Meter
The learner will be able to read music notation in simple meters. They will identify standard notation symbols for pitch, rhythm, dynamics, tempo, articulation and expression (7.3.2).
Strand Source
Reading Music North Putnam School(a)
  
    Composing and Arranging
The learner will be able to learner will have the skills necessary to create short melodies and harmonic accompaniments (7.4.1, 7.4.2). Learners will compose a simple piece of music using simple meter and traditional notation (7.5.1).
Strand Source
Notating Music North Putnam School(a)
  

Evaluating/Listening to Music

    Music Listening
The learner will be able to learners will describe and analyze aural examples of music using correct musical terms pertaining to form, meter, rhythm, and basic keys (7.6.1). Learners will be able to identify different musical instruments in a musical example (7.6.2). Learners will be able to identify different voice parts, rhythm patterns, using simple music terminology (7.6.3, 7.6.4, 7.6.5, 7.6.6).
Strand Source
Listening Skills North Putnam School(a)
  
    Evaluating Music
The learner will be able to learners will develop their own criteria/classroom evaluation tool for musical quality (7.9.1, 7.9.2). Students will use proper musical terms while evaluating music.
Strand Source
Basic Evaluation North Putnam School(a)
  

Music History

    Music in Relation to Culture and Art
The learner will be able to learners will apply the musical and non-musical skills learned in choir to other life situations, cultures, and the other arts (7.7.1, 7.7.2, 7.7.3). Learners will identify the uses of music in daily life (7.8.2).
Strand Source
Musical Origins North Putnam School(a)
  
    Basis Music History Skills/Knowledge
The learner will be able to learners will be able to name/identify the composer and historical era of a musical example (7.8.1). Learners will be able to describe each musical era, using examples.
Strand Source
Musical Origins North Putnam School(a)
  

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