8. Understanding relationships between music,the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts
Concepts and Skills
In order to be successful at this standard what do students need to know?
• What do the “other arts” and “disciplines outside the arts” include?
◦ "Other arts"
▪ visual art
▪ video art
◦ Disciplines outside the arts
▪ creative writing
• How the arts evoke feelings and emotion from the observer.
• How the creative processes of music are similar/different to the other arts
• How direction in music and the other arts is similar/different
• How the relationship between music and the other arts is symbiotic, and how the relationship between ALL of the other arts is symbiotic.
• How is music related to subjects outside the arts?
◦ Does music interplay with science? Math? History? etc.
◦ In what ways does music interplay with other non-arts subjects
What kind of activities should students be able to do to complete this standard? (How will you teach it?)
• Identify any elements of music being played that relates to other arts
◦ Is the music related to a dance form (a minuet, for example)
◦ Is it based on literature (a poem or story)?
• Rehearse pieces are used to enhance other art forms
◦ Opera accompaniment
◦ Music played on Broadway
◦ Movie soundtracks
• Identify music that links directly to artistic movements
• Observe live/watch on video the other arts to see when music is utilized to enhance the art being observed.
• Discuss aspects of motion in rhythm/timing
• Describe music in non-musical terms
Projects (Deeper Learning)
• Have students research a specific art form or discipline and find a piece of music that relates to it
• View presentations of artistic movements which encompass each of the four fine arts (ie, impressionism)
• Build a functioning speaker from homemade materials
• Engineer a recording of a classmate’s band/chamber ensemble
• Participate in marching band
◦ Describe the physical basis of tone production for:
▪ electronic instruments
▪ the human voice
◦ How viscosity of instrumental lubricants & friction from rosin affect playing
◦ Why is proper intonation so integral to playing?
◦ Why is bad intonation so detrimental?
◦ The concept of the fundamental pitch and the overtone series
• Language Arts
◦ Compare the ability of music and literature to convey images, feelings, and meanings.
• Listen to and discuss TV/Movie/Video Game Soundtracks
• Participate as a small ensemble providing live music at an event
◦ art showing
◦ dance recital
• Identify the elements of a particular discipline: compare and contrast these elements with the five elements of music
▪ Elements of Music: Form, Harmony, Rhythm, Melody, Timbre
▪ Elements of Dance: movement, time, space, energy, body
▪ Elements of Theater: plot, character, idea, language, music, spectacle
◦ How are the elements of each art intertwined?
◦ How does music enhance non-musical arts?