1st Period String Orchestra 1st Nine Weeks

Beginning Orchestra Content Map

Concepts/Content Learning Targets/Skills Key Terminology
Tone Demonstrate knowledge of the staff lines and spaces Staff
Intonation Demonstrate knowledge of quarter notes and rests Clef (treble, bass, alto)
Pitch Identify the major parts of string instruments Quarter Note/Rest
Rhythm Demonstrate proper assembly and maintenance of instrument Time Signature
Pulse Demonstrate the ability to perform with a steady beat  Bar Line
Articulation Perform appropriate songs exercises with rhythmic precision from beginning to end without stopping Double Bar line
  Differentiate between “in tune” and “Out of tune” pitches and how to make appropriate adjustments Measure
  Demonstrate correct bow grip Bridge
  Demonstrate appropriate left hand shaping Strings
  Demonstrate right hand shaping Tuning Pegs
  Demonstrate shifting (Bass) Chin Rest
  Demonstrate ability to keep fingers down while playing pitches on another string Tail Piece
  Demonstrate audiation skills by echoing passages played by teacher Nut
Fingerboard
Neck
Sound Post
F-Hole
Pizzicato
Sharp

Advanced Orchestra Content Map

Concepts/Content Learning Targets and Skills Key Terms
Tone Demonstrate knowledge of the staff lines and spaces  
Intonation Demonstrate knowledge of note and rest patterns, including whole, half, quarter, eighth, dotted half, and dotted quarter  
Pitch Demonstrate knowledge of time and key signature, as well as various musical directions (volume, tempo, etc.)  
Rhythm Identify the major parts and functions of string instruments  
Pulse Demonstrate proper assembly and maintenance of string instruments  
Articulation Perform appropriate songs exercises with rhythmic precision from beginning to end without stopping.  
  Differentiate between “in tune” and “out of tune” pitches, and how to make appropriate adjustments  
  Demonstrate correct bow grip  
  Demonstrate appropriate left hand shaping  
  Demonstrate appropriate right hand shaping  
  Review and perform Level 1 Premier Rhythms  
  Demonstrate knowledge of various rhythmic patterns through counting, clapping, singing, playing, and writing.