Technology Strategies -- National Music Standard #2

Grade Levels: K - 12

Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music


Student Use of Technology


Using a MIDI keyboard or a MIDI instrument controller, students can perform melodies, rhythms, and chordal parts. Electronic instruments are effective in small or large ensembles as well as in multi-station labs equipped with electronic instruments/keyboards. They provide an excellent performance medium for students. Using appropriate software students can use the computer to help learn to play a musical instrument.

Electronic instruments are capable of playing a wide range of timbres. Students can select a variety of timbres that evoke diverse genres and cultures. Students can use electronic instruments to perform simple and complex rhythm patterns using a variety of percussion sounds. Some devices are designed to be used by the instrumentalist in performance. These applications can accompany the performer in rehearsal and performance.

The Internet provides access to locations where MIDI files can be copied to disk (downloaded) and used with a MIDI sequencer. Students can search for appropriate files, download them, and use them for rehearsal and/or performance.

Student Activities for Standard #2


2.01 The student performs melodic, rhythmic, and chordal parts using electronic instruments.
2.02 The student performs one-on-a-part using electronic instruments.
2.03 The student learns to play an instrument using appropriate computer-assisted instruction software.
2.04 The student performs music of diverse genres and cultures using electronic keyboard/instruments and sound modules.
2.05 The student demonstrates the ability to maintain a steady beat using MIDI percussion controllers or electronic keyboards.
2.06 The student uses practice and performance devices in rehearsal and/or performance.
2.07 The student searches for MIDI files using the Internet.

Teacher Use of Technology


Using a MIDI sequencer or automatic accompaniment software, instrumental teachers can generate accompaniments. Using sequencing software, the tempo and key can be changed and parts can also be muted for rehearsal and demonstration. An electronic keyboard or electronic instrument lab can be used for solo and group performances.

Teacher Strategies for Standard #2


2.08 The teacher plays back accompaniments using MIDI software.
2.09 The teacher selects appropriate music for students to use in live performance.
2.10 The teacher accesses General MIDI (GM) sounds using a GM instrument or sound module.

Excerpted from Technology Strategies for Music Education.

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