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ERIC Number: ED367569
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Music Basic Skills.
Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.
This document is a statement of the basic music skills that Kentucky students should develop. This skills list does not replace any locally developed curriculum. It is intended as a guide for local school districts in Kentucky in their development of a detailed K-12 curriculum. The skills presented are considered basic to a sound education program for all students. The goal of elementary and middle school education in the four arts disciplines of music, dance, drama, and visual arts, is the development of basic understanding and skills by every student. The goal of secondary education in the arts is the continuation of a sequential curriculum for those students who study the arts. The basic skills in music were developed in six main categories: (1) listening; (2) singing; (3) moving; (4) playing instruments; (5) reading; and (6) creating music. Under each of these categories, the individual skills were written with student capabilities or developmental level, and student activities or classroom continuum, as the organizing elements. The skills generally are stated in general terms so that the teacher may use any appropriate methodology or materials that best serve the needs or situation. The final goal is to develop an understanding of music. The conceptual structure of music is outlined under rhythmic organization (including beat, accent groupings, and pattern); melodic organization (tonal movement or melodic contour and tonal organization or scales); harmonic organization; formal organization; expressive organization; and stylistic organization. Basic skills are charted by grade level from kindergarten to grade 8. (DK)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Music Education, State Curriculum Guides
Division of Curriculum and Staff Development, Unit for Arts and Humanities, Kentucky Dept. of Education, Capital Plaza Tower, Frankfort, KY 40601.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.