CALIFORNIA MUSIC CONTENT STANDARDS
THIRD GRADE

1.0 ARTISTIC PERCEPTION
Processing, Analyzing, and Responding to Sensory Information Through the Language and Skills Unique to Music
Students read, notate, listen to analyze, and describe music and other aural information, using the terminology of music.

Read and notate Music
1.1 Read, write, and perform simple rhythmic patterns using eighth notes, quarter notes, half notes, dotted half notes, whole notes, and rests.
1.2 Read, write and perform pentatonic patterns, using solfege.

Listen to, Analyze, and Describe Music
1.3 Identify melody, rhythm, harmony, and timbre in selected pieces of music when presented aurally.
1.4 Identify visually and aurally the four families of orchestral instruments and male and female adult voices.
1.5 Describe the way in which sound is produced on various instruments.
1.6 Identify simple musical forms (eg. AABA, AABB, round).

2.0 CREATIVE EXPRESSION
Creating, Performing, and Participation in Music
Students apply vocal and instrumental musical skills in performing a varied repertoire of music. They compose and arrange music and improvise melodies, variations, and accompaniments, using digital/electronic technology when appropriate.

Apply Vocal and Instrumental Skills
2.1 Sing with accuracy in a developmentally appropriate range.
2.2 Sing age-appropriate songs from memory, including rounds, partner songs, and ostinati.
2.3 Play rhythmic and melodic ostinati on classroom instruments.

Compose, Arrange, and Improvise
2.4 Create short rhythmic and melodic phrases in question-and-answer form.

3.0 HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXT
Understanding the Historical Contributions and Cultural Dimensions of Music
Students analyze the role of music in past and present cultures throughout the world, noting cultural diversity as it relates to music, musicians, and composers.

Role of Music
3.1 Identify the uses of music in various cultures and time periods.

Diversity of Music
3.2 Sing memorized songs from diverse cultures.
3.3 Play memorized songs from diverse cultures.
3.4 Identify differences and commonalities in music from various cultures.

4.0 AESTHETIC VALUING
Responding to Analyzing, and Making Judgments About Works of Music
Students critically assess and derive meaning from works of music and the performance of musicians according to the elements of music, aesthetic qualities, and human responses.

Analyze and Critically Assess
4.1 Select and use specific criteria in making judgments about the quality of a musical performance.

Derive Meaning
4.2 Create developmentally appropriate movements to express pitch, tempo, form, and dynamics.
4.3 Describe how specific musical elements communicate particular ideas or moods in music.

5.0 CONNECTIONS, RELATIONSHIPS, APPLICATIONS
Connecting and Applying What Is Learned in Music to Learning in Other Art forms and Subject Areas and to Careers
Students apply what they learn in music across subject areas. They develop competencies and creative skills in problem solving, communication, and management of time and resources that contribute to lifelong learning and career skills. They also learn about careers in and related to music.

Connections and Applications
5.1 Identify the use of similar elements in music and other art forms (eg. Form, pattern, rhythm).

Careers and Career-Related Skills
5.2 Identify what musicians and composers do to create music.




CALIFORNIA MUSIC CONTENT STANDARDS
FOURTH GRADE

1.0 ARTISTIC PERCEPTION
Processing, Analyzing, and Responding to Sensory Information Through the Language and Skills Unique to Music
Students read, notate, listen to analyze, and describe music and other aural information, using the terminology of music.

Read and notate Music
1.1 Read, write, and perform melodic notation for simple songs in major keys, using solfege.
1.2 Read, write, and perform diatonic scales.
1.3 Read, write and perform rhythmic notation, including sixteenth notes, dotted notes, and syncopation (eg., eighth/quarter/eight note and eight-rest/quarter/eighth note).

Listen to, Analyze, and Describe Music
1.4 Describe music according to its elements, using the terminology of music.
1.5 Classify how a variety of instruments from diverse cultures produce sound (eg., idiophone, aerophone, chordaphone, membranophone).

2.0 CREATIVE EXPRESSION
Creating, Performing, and Participation in Music
Students apply vocal and instrumental musical skills in performing a varied repertoire of music. They compose and arrange music and improvise melodies, variations, and accompaniments, using digital/electronic technology when appropriate.

Apply Vocal and Instrumental Skills
2.1 Sing a varied repertoire of music from diverse cultures, including rounds, descants, and songs with ostinati, alone and with others.
2.2 Use classroom instruments to play melodies and accompaniments from a varied repertoire of music from diverse cultures, including rounds, descants, and ostinati, by oneself and with others.

Compose, Arrange, and Improvise
2.3 Compose and improvise simple rhythmic and melodic patterns on classroom instruments.

3.0 HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXT
Understanding the Historical Contributions and Cultural Dimensions of Music
Students analyze the role of music in past and present cultures throughout the world, noting cultural diversity as it relates to music, musicians, and composers.

Role of Music
3.1 Explain the relationship between music and events in history.

Diversity of Music
3.2 Identify music from diverse cultures and time periods.
3.3 Sing and play music from diverse cultures and time periods.
3.4 Compare musical styles from two or more cultures.
3.5 Recognize the influence of various cultures on music in California.

4.0 AESTHETIC VALUING
Responding to, Analyzing, and Making Judgements About Works of Music
Students critically assess and derive meaning from works of music and the performance of musicians according to the elements of music, aesthetic qualities, and human responses.

Analyze and Critically Assess
4.1 Use specific criteria when judging the relative quality of musical performances.

Derive Meaning
4.2 Describe the characteristics that make a performance a work of art.

5.0 CONNECTIONS, RELATIONSHIPS, APPLICATIONS
Connecting and Applying What Is Learned in Music to Learning in Other Art forms and Subject Areas and to Careers
Students apply what they learn in music across subject areas. They develop competencies and creative skills in problem solving, communication, and management of time and resources that contribute to lifelong learning and career skills. They also learn about careers in and related to music.

Connections and Applications
1.1 Identify and interpret expressive characteristics in works of art and music.
1.2 Integrate several art disciplines (dance, music, theater, or the visual arts) into a well organized presentation or performance.
1.3 Relate dance movements to express musical elements or represent musical intent in specific music.

Careers and Career-Related Skills
1.4 Evaluate improvement in personal musical performances after practice or rehearsal.




CALIFORNIA MUSIC CONTENT STANDARDS
FIFTH GRADE


1.0 ARTISTIC PERCEPTION
Processing, Analyzing, and Responding to Sensory Information Through the Language and Skills Unique to Music
Students read, notate, listen to analyze, and describe music and other aural information, using the terminology of music.

Read and notate Music
1.1 Read, write, and perform simple melodic notation in treble clef in major and minor keys.

1.2 Read, write, and perform major and minor scales.

1.3 Read, write, and perform rhythmic notation, including quarter-note triplets and tied syncopation.

Listen to, Analyze, and Describe Music
1.4 Analyze the use of music elements in aural examples from various genres and cultures.

1.5 Identify vocal and instrumental ensembles from a variety of genres and cultures.

1.6 Identify and describe music forms, including theme and variations and twelve-bar blues.

2.0 CREATIVE EXPRESSION
Creating, Performing, and Participation in Music
Students apply vocal and instrumental musical skills in performing a varied repertoire of music. They compose and arrange music and improvise melodies, variations, and accompaniments, using digital/electronic technology when appropriate.

Apply Vocal and Instrumental Skills
2.1 Sing a varied repertoire of music, including rounds, descants, and songs with ostinatos and songs in two-part harmony, by oneself and with others.

2.2 Use classroom instruments to play melodies and accompaniments from a varied repertoire of music from diverse cultures, including rounds, descants, and ostinatos and two-part harmony, by oneself and with others.

Compose, Arrange, and Improvise
2.3 Compose, improvise, and perform basic rhythmic, melodic, and chordal patterns independently on classroom instruments.

3.0 HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXT
Understanding the Historical Contributions and Cultural Dimensions of Music
Students analyze the role of music in past and present cultures throughout the world, noting cultural diversity as it relates to music, musicians, and composers.

Role of Music
3.1 Describe the social functions of a variety of musical forms from various cultures and time periods (e.g., folk songs, dances).

Diversity of Music
3.2 Identify different or similar uses of musical elements in music from diverse cultures.

3.3 Sing and play music from diverse cultures and time periods.

3.4 Describe the influence of various cultures and historical events on musical forms and styles.

3.5 Describe the influences of various cultures on the music of the United States.
3.6 Recognize the influence of various cultures on music in California.

4.0 AESTHETIC VALUING
Responding to Analyzing, and Making Judgements About Works of Music
Students critically assess and derive meaning from works of music and the performance of musicians according to the elements of music, aesthetic qualities, and human responses.

Analyze and Critically Assess
4.1 Identify and analyze differences in tempo and dynamics in contrasting music selections.

Derive Meaning
4.2 Develop and apply appropriate criteria to support personal preferences for specific musical works.

5.0 CONNECTIONS, RELATIONSHIPS, APPLICATIONS
Connecting and Applying What Is Learned in Music to Learning in Other Art forms and Subject Areas and to Careers
Students apply what they learn in music across subject areas. They develop competencies and creative skills in problem solving, communication, and management of time and resources that contribute to lifelong learning and career skills. They also learn about careers in and related to music.

Connections and Applications
5.1 Explain the role of music in community events.

Careers and Career-Related Skills

5.2 Identify ways in which the music professions are similar to or different from one another.