Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Teaching Resources

Music 5.6

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

  • (1) exhibit audience etiquette during live and recorded performances;
    • (A) identify known rhythmic and melodic elements in aural examples using appropriate vocabulary;
    • (B) describe specific musical events such as changes in timbre, form, tempo, dynamics, or articulation in aural examples using appropriate vocabulary;
    • (C) respond verbally and through movement to short musical examples;
    • (D) evaluate a variety of compositions and formal or informal musical performances using specific criteria; and
    • (E) justify personal preferences for specific music works and styles using music vocabulary.


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