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Applications of Knowledge

Competency 3 – Appreciates musical works

Competency 1 – Creates musical works
Competency 2 – Performs musical works

Cycle Two: Compulsory program
Cycle Two: Music optional program
Cycle Two: Music and Multimedia optional program

Student constructs knowledge with teacher guidance.

Student applies knowledge by the end of the school year.

 

Student reinvests knowledge.

E: The letter E indicates knowledge from the elementary-level Music program which is developed in greater depth or applied in Secondary Cycle One.

Elementary

Secondary
Cycle
One
Cycle
Two
  1. Analyzes a work or production
  1 2 3 4 5
    1. Pays attention to subject-specific elements when listening to other students’ productions and to works of the present and past, from here and elsewhere
E          
    1. Picks out component elements of the work1(e.g. sound sources, elements of musical language, structure)
       
    1. Makes connections between elements of content identified and historical and sociocultural aspects of the work (e.g. elements of structure, sound sources associated with the folk music of a country)
       
    1. Places in context elements of content in the work that have symbolic significance (e.g. form, culture-specific sound sources )
     
    1. Picks out elements of content related to the performance of the work (e.g. dynamics and tempo associated with the musical performance)
       
    1. Places in context elements of multimedia content in the work that have symbolic significance (e.g. choice of a particular tone colour, type of instrument used, treatment of the work in terms of meaning or effects attempted)
     
  1. Musical language
    1. Locates some of the following elements: intensity and dynamics, duration, pitch, tone colour and quality of sound
E          
    1. Picks out similarities and contrasts associated with elements of musical language used in the work (e.g. dynamics, duration, pitch)
       
    1. Identifies different ways of using elements of musical language in the work (e.g. changes in tempo)
       
    1. Describes ways of using elements of musical language in the work (e.g. changing dynamics by repeating a rhythmic or melodic motif)
     
    1. Describes elements of musical language that are particularly characteristic of the work (e.g. identification of sounds of the chromatic scale)
     
    1. Describes elements of musical language that are particularly characteristic of the multimedia work (e.g. variation of duration and pitch through treatment of the sound)
     
  1. Sound sources and techniques
    1. Locates some of the sound sources used: voice, body, musical instruments, sound-producing objects and  information and communications technologies
E          
    1. Identifies sound sources and techniques used in the work (e.g. voice, strings, winds, playing techniques)
       
    1. Picks out different ways of using sound sources and techniques in the work (e.g. plucked strings, bowed strings)
       
    1. Describes ways of using sound sources and techniques in the work (e.g. use of the bow for bowed strings)
     
    1. Describes particular aspects of the vocal or instrumental performance that characterize the work (e.g. different techniques for playing the same instrument)
     
    1. Describes particular aspects of the vocal or instrumental performance, media, tools or techniques that characterize a multimedia work (e.g. distinction between natural voice and processed voice)
     
  1. Compositional procedures
    1. Locates the following composition procedures: repetition, question and answer, contrast and reproduction of sound
E          
    1. Picks out similarities and contrasts with the compositional procedures used in the work (e.g. reproduction of sound, repetition, collage)
       
    1. Identifies different ways of using compositional procedures in the work (e.g. changes of register in the reproduction of  sound)
       
    1. Describes ways of using compositional procedures in the work (e.g. contrast of tempo, dynamics, duration in reproduction of sound, repetition or collage)
     
    1. Identifies particular aspects of the compositional procedures used in the work (e.g. the effect of dynamics, varieties of tempi in the reproduction of sound, repetition or collage)
     
    1. Identifies particular aspects of the compositional procedures used in a multimedia work (e.g. ostinato represented with one of the signal modifications, digital collage)
     
  1. Structure
    1. Locates the ABA form
E          
    1. Picks out the similarities and contrasts in certain passages associated with the structural elements of the work (e.g. form, tempo, rhythmic, melodic and harmonic organization)
       
    1. Identifies the structural elements of the work (e.g. ABA form, allegro, accelerando, etc.)
       
    1. Describes the function of different structural elements of the work
     
    1. Describes the use of certain elements of structure and relates these to the meaning of the work (e.g. changes of key associated with a change of mood)
     
    1. Describes the use of certain elements of structure and relates these to the meaning of the multimedia work (e.g. sound clusters with feedback electronic effects or reverberation to enhance the expressive character of the work)
     
  1. Interprets the meaning of the work or production
  1 2 3 4 5
    1. Associates the elements of content with what he/she has felt
E          
    1. Makes connections between the musical elements observed and the meaning perceived (e.g. choice of tempo adapted to the emotion or the desired musical atmosphere)
       
    1. Makes connections between the musical effects observed, the meaning perceived and the expressive elements of the work (e.g. descending series of tones to represent a dramatic moment)
       
    1. Makes connections between the musical effects observed, the meaning perceived and the symbolism of the work (e.g. certain elements of musical language and structure that suggest a treatment of the work in terms of meaning and desired effects)
     
  1. Makes critical and aesthetic judgments
  1 2 3 4 5
    1. Uses subject-specific vocabulary
E          
    1. Uses subject-specific vocabulary in accordance with the prescribed terminology of the program
       
    1. Uses subject-specific vocabulary in accordance with the prescribed terminology for in each of the programs
       
    1. Discusses his/her musical observations, explaining his/her preferences
E          
    1. Expresses his/her preferences concerning his/her observations through the application of previously acquired appreciation criteria
       
    1. Justifies his/her point of view with arguments based on connections between the different elements selected
       
    1. Justifies his/her point of view with arguments based on the content of the work, the meaning perceived and the appreciation criteria selected
     
  1. Shares his/her appreciation experience
  1 2 3 4 5
    1. Uses subject-specific vocabulary
E          
    1. Uses subject-specific vocabulary in accordance with the prescribed terminology of the program
       
    1. Uses subject-specific vocabulary in accordance with  prescribed terminology in each of the programs
       
    1. Describes important aspects of the appreciation of sound sources, technique and elements of musical language
E          
    1. Describes aspects of his/her experience related to the appreciation dynamic, especially to the strategies used (e.g. use of different techniques for auditory discrimination)
       
    1. Describes aspects of his/her experience related to the appreciation dynamic and to the strategies used (e.g. ability to identify expressive elements, strategies related to observation)
       
    1. Identifies elements that contributed to the development of the appreciation and that he/she could apply in a subsequent project, (e.g. use of different information sources, recording methods)
     
1.  In the Music program, the term “work” is used in a broad sense; it can mean a student production or that of a composer.

Competency 1 – Creates musical works
Competency 2 – Performs musical works

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