|Academic Standards for
Swinging with Big Band Music
Eighth Grade Standards
National Association for Music Education Standards
Content Standard 6 Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.
- Students will describe specific music events in a given aural example, using appropriate terminology;
- analyze the uses of elements of music in aural examples representing diverse genres and cultures
- demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles of meter, rhythm, tonality, intervals, chords, and harmonic progressions in their analyses of music;
Content Standard 8 Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.
- Students will compare in two or more arts how the characteristic materials of each art can be used to transform similar events, scenes, emotions, or ideas into works of art;
- describe ways in which the principles and subject matter of other disciplines taught in the school are interrelated with those of music.
Content Standard 9 Understanding music in relation to history and culture.
- Students will describe distinguishing characteristics of representative music genres and styles from a variety of cultures;
- classify by genre and style (and, if applicable, by historical period, composer, and title) a varied body of exemplary (that is, high-quality and characteristic) musical works and explain the characteristics that cause each work to be considered exemplary;
- compare, in several cultures of the world, functions music serves, roles of musicians, and conditions under which music is typically performed.