Instrumental Music Learning Objectives Gr. 7 & 8

Students in grades 7 & 8 who participate in Instrumental Music will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of a disciplined practice routine for musical success
  • Read and perform music notation at an appropriate level
  • Demonstrate proper care, maintenance and tuning of their instrument
  • Demonstrate correct posture, body position, bowing, air stream and embouchure (lip formation) required to produce a quality tone
  • Differentiate among loud, soft  and changing dynamics and use appropriate terminology to describe them
  • Describe how conductors communicate musical ideas to performers
  • Demonstrate proper rehearsal and performance etiquette
  • Demonstrate mastery of major scales
  • Describe sections of music as repeated or contrasting
  • Describe the traditional function of their instrument in the band or orchestra
  • Identify elements and expressive qualities of music
  • Discriminate between melody and harmony and understand their role when performing