- Why does this music have so many staff lines?
- How do I read this music?
- The number of staves in a vocal music score is determined by the arrangement, such as SATB, SA, etc.
- Each voice is assigned their own staff, the collection of staves are bracketed together.
- The staves are ordered with the highest voices at the top and the lowest at the bottom.
- Below the vocal staves, the accompaniment is printed.
- (Supporting) Performing #6: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work
- (Priority) Responding #7: Perceive and analyze artistic work
- (Priority) Responding #9: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work
- (Supporting) MU:Pr6.1.5b Demonstrate performance decorum and audience etiquette appropriate for the context, venue, genre and style.
- (Priority) MU:Re9.1.5a Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and explain appropriateness to the context, citing evidence from the elements of music.
- (Priority) MU:Re7.1.5b Demonstrate and describe, citing evidence, how responses to music are informed by the structure, the use of the elements of music, and context (for example, social, cultural, historical).
What to Teach
- I can/SWBAT determine the number of vocal parts in a particular arrangement by decoding the score.
- I can/SWBAT analyze and track the vocal and instrumental parts through listening.
- I can/SWBAT identify instrumental staves.
- I can/SWBAT identify vocal staves.