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Content on this page is directly quoted from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) website. The standards listed on this page refer directly to the Grade Level Expectations (GLE's) dealing with form as set out by DESE. A PDF copy of the Missouri Music GLE's in its entirety can be found here. The section concerning form can be found on pages 20 & 21 of the PDF.

The content standards listed here are for reference purposes only and do not constitute a stand-alone curriculum. Not all lessons, activities, and/or information presented on this website will fulfill all content standards listed below. If you teach in a state/country other than Missouri, you'll need to reference your local content standards.

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Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Middle School High School

Kindergarten

Artistic Perceptions

  1. Develop and apply the knowledge and skills to listen to, analyze, and describe music and musical performance.
    1. Musical Forms
      • Distinguish between same and different. (GLE: AP1AK)
    2. Musical Characteristics, Events, and Descriptors
      • Respond and move to aural examples of music. (GLE: AP1BK)
        • sound and silence

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First Grade

Artistic Perceptions

  1. Develop and apply the knowledge and skills to listen to, analyze, and describe music and musical performance.
    1. Musical Forms
      • Distinguish between music opposites. (GLE: AP1A1)
        • same/different
        • high/low
        • fast/slow
        • long/short
        • smooth/separated
        • soft/loud
        • up/down
    2. Musical Characteristics, Events, and Descriptors
      • Demonstrate through movement musical opposites. (GLE: AP1B1)
        • high/low
        • fast/slow
        • long/short
        • smooth/separated
        • soft/loud
        • same/different
        • up/down
        • beat/no beat

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Second Grade

Artistic Perceptions

  1. Develop and apply the knowledge and skills to listen to, analyze, and describe music and musical performance.
    1. Musical Forms
      • Recognize basic forms and composition techniques. (GLE: AP1A2)
        • question/answer
        • call/response
        • AB
        • repeated patterns (ostinati)
        • verse/refrain
        • repeat sign
        • introduction
    2. Musical Characteristics, Events, and Descriptors
      • Demonstrate through movement musical opposites and basic forms. (GLE: AP1B2)
        • high/low
        • fast/slow
        • long/short
        • smooth/separated
        • soft/loud
        • same/different
        • up/down
        • question/answer
        • call/response
        • AB
        • repeated pattern (ostinati)
        • verse/refrain

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Third Grade

Artistic Perceptions

  1. Develop and apply the knowledge and skills to listen to, analyze, and describe music and musical performance.
    1. Musical Forms
      • Recognize basic forms and composition techniques. (GLE: AP1A3)
        • question/answer
        • call/response
        • AB
        • repeated patterns (ostinati)
        • verse/refrain
        • repeat sign
        • canon
        • ABA
        • introduction/interlude
    2. Musical Characteristics, Events, and Descriptors
      • Demonstrate and/or respond through movement to aural examples of music. (GLE: AP1B3)
        • music forms
        • expressive elements

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Fourth Grade

Artistic Perceptions

  1. Develop and apply the knowledge and skills to listen to, analyze, and describe music and musical performance.
    1. Musical Forms
      • Identify and analyze forms and composition techniques. (GLE: AP1A4)
        • AB
        • ABA
        • canon
        • ostinati
        • verse/refrain
        • repeat sign
        • partner songs
        • rondo
        • first and second endings
        • coda
        • blues
    2. Musical Characteristics, Events, and Descriptors
      • Distinguish between vocal ensemble groupings and orchestral instruments. (GLE: AP1B4)

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Fifth Grade

Artistic Perceptions

  1. Develop and apply the knowledge and skills to listen to, analyze, and describe music and musical performance.
    1. Musical Forms
      • Identify and analyze forms and composition techniques. (GLE: AP1A5)
        • AB
        • ABA
        • canon
        • ostinati
        • verse/refrain
        • repeat sign
        • partner songs
        • rondo
        • first and second endings
        • blues
        • coda
        • theme and variation
        • DC/Fine
        • DS al coda/Fine
    2. Musical Characteristics, Events, and Descriptors
      • Identify contrasting musical elements for vocal and instrumental music including: (GLE: AP1B5)
        • melody
        • harmony
        • rhythm
        • expression
        • form and timbre (e.g., voice classification-SATB, instrumental ensemble groupings-Jazz Band/Concert Band, etc.)

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Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Artistic Perceptions

  1. Develop and apply the knowledge and skills to listen to, analyze, and describe music and musical performance.
    1. Musical Forms
      • General Music: Identify and analyze forms and composition techniques. (GLE: AP1A6-8)
        • AB/binary
        • ABA/ternary
        • rondo
        • first and second endings
        • repeat signs
        • coda
        • two-part songs
        • theme and variation
        • DC/Fine
        • DS al coda/Fine
        • AABA/song form
        • fugue
      • Vocal and Instrumental Performance Classes: Identify forms used in selected ensemble repertoire. (GLE: AP1A6-8)
    2. Musical Characteristics, Events, and Descriptors
      • Determine the order and organization of an aural example. (GLE: AP1B6-8)

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High School (Grades 9-12)

Artistic Perceptions

  1. Develop and apply the knowledge and skills to listen to, analyze, and describe music and musical performance.
    1. Musical Forms
      • General Music: Identify and analyze forms and composition techniques. (GLE: AP1A9-12)
        • theme and variation
        • DC/Fine
        • DS al coda/Fine
        • AB/binary
        • ABA/ternary
        • song form
        • sonata
        • rondo
        • fugue
        • opera
        • ballet
        • musical theater
        • symphonic
        • jazz
      • Vocal and Instrumental Performance Classes: Identify forms used in selected ensemble repertoire. (GLE: AP1A9-12)
    2. Musical Characteristics, Events, and Descriptors
      • Determine the order and organization of an aural example. (GLE: AP1B9-12)

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