• 2nd Quarter Music Learning Goals

    By Grade Level

     

    KINDERGARTEN

    • Reading and writing one and two sounds per beat
    • Identifying melodic shape using non-traditional notation
    • Analyze music by identifying instruments aurally
    • Create musically enriched stories and poems
    • Express emotions regarding music through verbal response

     

    1ST GRADE

    • Sing a variety of songs alone and with others by matching pitches and using the head voice
    • Recognize and respond appropriately to basic conducting cues (start, stop)
    • Sing three pitch (sol, mi, la) songs using echo and ensemble singing
    • Play two-pitched melodies on a variety of pitched and non-pitched instruments using proper playing techniques
    • Identify and classify the timbres of pitched and non-pitched instruments by sounds and ensemble use.
    • Accompany songs and chants using body percussion and instruments
    • Read and notate high and low pitches using traditional and non-traditional notation
    • Analyze music by differentiating vocal and instrumental music
    • Analyze music by differentiating between accompanied and unaccompanied vocal music
    • Improvise musical response to given melodic or rhythmic questions
    • Describe personal ideas and emotions evoked by music through written, verbal, movement or multi-media response.  

     

    2ND GRADE

    • Sing melodic patterns that move upwards, downwards and stay the same
    • Increase pitch accuracy while singing phrases using solfege
    • Respond to music with locomotor and non-locomotor movements of increasing complexity
    • Sing melodies within the range of a six notes
    • Improvise simple question and answer phrases
    • Read and notate staves, clefs, forte and piano
    • Playing melodic patterns on instruments that move upwards downwards and stay the same
    • Read and notate melodic patterns that move upward, downward and stay the same
    • Students will read and notate steps, skips, leaps and repetion
    • Accompany songs and chants with ostinati using chords on insstruments
    • Read melodies based on a pentatonic scale
    • Use the musical alphabet to notate melodic patterns
    • Improvsing simple accompaniments
    • Composing simple pentatonic melodies using traditional and non-traditional notation
    • Use movement to illustrate AB and ABA form
    • Identify and categorize musical forms

     

    3RD GRADE

    • Maintain proper posture for singing
    • Sing melodies within the range of an octave
    • Sing in tune and with clear tone quality
    • Read and notate steps, skips and leaps in music
    • Sing melodies written on the treble staff using solfege
    • Indentify instruments from the four instrument families visually and aurally
    • Examine ways in which the music of a culture reflects its people's attitudes and benefits
    • Sing rounds ostinati and rounds and ostinati in two part ensembles
    • Perform dances and musical activies from a variety of cultures
    • Recognize four musical compositions and composers from four different periods of music history
    • Read and notate melodies of increasing complexity based on a pentatonic scale
    • Listen to and describe examples of non-Western instruments
    • Sing with expression including a wide range of tempos and dynamics
    • Read and notate the melodic shape of a written phrase
    • Improvise rhythmic and melodic question and answer phrases using two bars and eight beats.
    • Improvise accompaniments using ostinatos
    • Use movement to illustrate various musical forms
    • Describe AB, ABA form and rounds

    5TH GRADE

    • Use a system to sight read melodies based on a diatonic and pentatoni scale
    • Singing melodies of increasing complexity written on the treble staff
    • Perform improvised and choreographed movements to music in duple and triple meter
    • Perform traditional folk dances and other music activities
    • Model proper posture for singing
    • Start using movable "do" and introduce key signatures up to two sharps and flats
    • Read and notate tempo markings, articulation and dynamic levels
    • Sing in two-part and three-part harmony
    • Demonstarte beginning choral behaviors and skills in ensemble singing
    • Sing with attention to blend, balance, intonation, expression, diction
    • Use traditional notation to write melodies containing steps, skips, and leaps
    • Classifying scales as major and minor
    • Improvise melodies of increasing complexity and given tonalities
    • Judge the quality of music performances using accepted criteria with music terminology
    • Identify treble and bass clefs
    • Identify upper and lower numbers or compound time signatures (6/8)
    • Create music using contemporary media and technology

     

    6TH GRADE

    • Identify melodic patterns
    • Define terms and symbols learned in previous grade levels
    • Use a system of moveable do and integrate key signatures up to three sharps and flats
    • Improvise four measure melodic and rhythmic phrases
    • Identifying and describing the cultures, musical styles, composers and historical periods associated with the musical literature being studied.
    • Singing or playing melodies and accompaniments written on the treble staff
    • Sing or play music in unison or simple harmony
    • Examine and apply accepted criteria for evaluating works of music.
    • Notating melodies on the treble clef emphasizing steps, skips, and leaps
    • Describe performances of music using music terminology
    • Descibe performances of music using inquiry skills and music terminology
    • Recognize diatonic intervals
    • Identify notes written on the bass staff
    • Apply accepted criteria for evaluating music for critiquing music made by self and others
    • Compose at least four measure melodies and rhythms
    • Classify chords as major and minor
    • Improvise accompaniment using tonic and domiant chords