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Music Curriculum K-3

Music Curriculum K-3

KINDERGARTEN MUSIC
  • Identify and describe basic elements in music: high/low, fast/slow,
    loud/soft, beat, short/long, same/different
  • Use icons or symbols to represent beat/rhythm
  • Create movement that corresponds to music
  • Dramatize stories and perform singing games that include songs from
    various cultures
  • Use the singing voice to echo melodic patterns
  • Sing age-appropriate songs from memory
  • Create accompaniments and play simple rhythms on classroom
    percussion instruments
FIRST GRADE MUSIC
  • Read, write, and perform simple patterns of rhythm and pitch using beat, rest, quarter notes, and eighth notes
  • Demonstrate the difference between beat and rhythm
  • Identify simple musical forms (AB, ABA, echo, phrase)
  • Distinguish various moods and styles in music
  • Dramatize stories and perform singing games that include songs
    from various cultures
  • Identify common instruments visually and aurally
  • Sing age-appropriate songs from memory
  • Create accompaniments and play simple rhythms on classroom
    percussion instruments
SECOND GRADE MUSIC
  • Read, write, and perform simple rhythmic patterns using eighth notes,
    quarter notes, half notes, and rests
  • Read, write, and perform simple melodic patterns using solfedge
  • Identify simple musical forms (AB, ABA, verse/refrain)
  • Play singing games from various cultures
  • Identify wind, string, brass, and percussion instruments
  • Sing with accuracy age-appropriate songs
  • Play accompaniments, simple rhythms, and ostinatos on
    classroom instruments
  • Create movement to express pitch, form, dynamics, and tempo
THIRD GRADE MUSIC
  • Read, write, and perform rhythmic patterns using eighth notes,
    quarter notes, half notes, dotted half notes, whole notes, rests.
  • Read, write, and perform simple melodic patterns in treble clef
  • Play simple songs on the recorder
  • Sing with accuracy age-appropriate songs including rounds,
    partner songs, and ostinatos
  • Play singing games from various cultures
  • Identify orchestral instruments and adult voices
  • Describe how sound is produced on various instruments
  • Play accompaniments on classroom instruments
  • Describe how musical elements communicate ideas