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General Music

Music Mission Statement for West Chicago District 33

Music fosters creativity, teaches collaboration, respect for others, responsible risk taking, and provides basic tools for a critical assessment of the world around us. All students in District 33 will have experience creating, performing and responding to the elements of music: melody, rhythm, timbre, form, harmony, and expression. As a result of their music education in District 33, students will become life producers and consumers of music and the arts.

MU.06.02 - Students will evaluate World music using the elements of music.
  • Identify the form of a piece of music.
  • Identify the unique instruments played in the piece of world music.
  • Identify the tonality of a piece of music.
  • Evaluate world music for the purpose of how music functions in ceremony, technology, politics, communication and entertainment.
  • Perform world music reflecting the authenticity of the country of origin.
  • Vocabulary = sacred, secular, tonality, form, World music

MU.06.01 - Students will perform the basic playing principles on guitar.

  • Identify the parts of the guitar.
  • Demonstrate correct posture, hand position, proper strumming, finger style and flat picking techniques.
  • Play basic guitar chords (C-A-G-E-D-Am-Em-Dm).
  • Play a I-IV-V chord progression.
  • Identify Major and minor chords.
  • Vocabulary = Basic guitar chords - C-A-G-E-D-Am-Em-Dm, Major/minor chords, Parts of the guitar - frets/bridge/body/neck/tuners, guitar pick, strumming, picking, I-IV-V progression

Ms. Nowicki
General Music Teacher
Phone: 630-293-6060 x 2116
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