Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Teaching Resources

Music 5.2

Foundations: music literacy. The student reads, writes, and reproduces music notation using a system. Technology and other tools may be used to read, write, and reproduce musical examples. The student is expected to:

  • (1) read, write, and reproduce rhythmic patterns using standard notation, including syncopated patterns, and previously learned note values in 2/4, 3/4, or 4/4 meters as appropriate;
    • (A) read, write, and reproduce extended pentatonic and diatonic melodic patterns using standard staff notation; and
    • (B) identify and interpret new and previously learned music symbols and terms referring to tempo, including accelerando and ritardando; dynamics; articulation; and meter, including simple and compound.


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