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Music is an art with its own unique knowledge and skills. It is a well-respected collection of quality music literature, an advanced system of notation and literacy, and a challenging form of cognition and physical exercise. Scientifically, music can be seen as an auditory symbolic system that the human brain conceives of as an experience of spatial and temporal reasoning. The brain organizes musical elements such as pitch, rhythm, timbre and harmony through neurological paths in ways that cannot be substituted. Historically, the art of musical expression is a primal human activity that links culture and time together. When studying music, students can create meaning and expression through listening to, composing, playing and improvising music. Students can increase their skills with choral and instrumental performances, as well as with theoretical analysis and musical self-assessment. The historic understanding of the evolution of musical elements and how individuals in different locations and at different moments have manipulated sound is important in learning the meanings of music. A broad experience in music is a must for students who want to make informed judgments in the world of music.

To meet educational standards, students must learn vocabularies and understand concepts that are demonstrated within various types of musical works of art. By truly understanding the irreplaceable contribution music makes to human culture, students are well prepared to contribute in other multi-cultured environments. National standards in music education hold students accountable for the following and Musical Colors can greatly increase student success rates in all these areas including improvements in other subjects besides music:

 


1. Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
2. Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
3. Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments.
4. Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines.
5. Reading and notating music.
6. Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.
7. Evaluating music and music performances.
8. Understanding relationships between music, the arts, and disciplines outside the arts.
9. Understanding music in relation to history and culture.

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