Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Teaching Resources

Music 2.6

Critical evaluation and response. The student listens to, responds to, and evaluates music and musical performances. The student is expected to:

  • (1) begin to practice appropriate audience behavior during live or recorded performances;
    • (A) recognize known rhythmic and melodic elements in simple aural examples using known terminology;
    • (B) distinguish between rhythms, higher/lower pitches, louder/softer dynamics, faster/slower tempos, and simple patterns in musical performances; and
    • (C) respond verbally or through movement to short musical examples.


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