• DVUSD General Music
    SCHOOL GRADE: Kindergarten
    The standards for Kindergarten General Music serve as the foundation for further music instruction. Students are introduced to basic musical concepts through singing, playing instruments, listening, and moving.  Students investigate personal feelings and preferences evoked by musical experiences.
    Music Theory/Literacy
    The student will read music, using high and low pitches, steady beat and basic rhythms represented by traditional or nontraditional notation with 1 or 2 sounds to a beat.
    K.2 The student will explore various uses of the voice by
    1 demonstrating the difference between the singing voice and the speaking voice;
    2 matching pitches within an appropriate range;
    3 demonstrating expressive qualities of music, including loud/quiet and fast/slow.
    K.3 The student will sing a variety of songs of limited range alone and with others, including
    1 singing two-pitch (sol-mi) songs, using echo and ensemble singing;
    2 singing at the appropriate time following a musical introduction;
    3 building a repertoire of memorized songs.
    The student will play a variety of pitched and non-pitched instruments alone and with others, including
    1 demonstrating high/low;
    2 demonstrating loud/quiet;
    3 demonstrating fast/slow
    4 accompanying songs and chants, using body percussion as well as instruments.
    The student will perform rhythmic patterns that include sounds and silences, using instrument, body percussion, and voice
    1 by echoing
    2 by reading non-traditional notation

    K.6 The student will demonstrate a steady beat, using body percussion, instruments, and voice.
    K.7 The students will respond to music with movement, including
    1 locomotor and non-locomotor movements to rhythmic and/or melodic patterns;
    2 demonstrating expressive qualities of music, including loud/quiet and fast/slow;
    3 illustrating moods and contrast in music and children's literature;
    4 performing dances and other music activities from various cultures;
    5 exhibiting respect for the personal space of others when moving.
    K.8 The student will create music by
    1 improvising simple melodic or rhythmic patterns;
    2 improvising to enhance stories and poems;
    3 improvising in question/answer format.
    Music History and Cultural Context
    K.9 The student will explore historical and cultural aspects of music by
    1 listening to and recognizing patriotic, seasonal, celebratory, and other cultural/folk music.
    identifying people who make music as musicians (e.g., singers, instrumentalists, composers, conductors)
    The student will participate in music activities that involve sharing, taking turns, and other behaviors that demonstrate good citizenship and appropriate audience behavior.
    K.11 The student will recognize the relationships between music and other fields of knowledge.
    Analysis, Evaluation, and Critique
    K.12 The student will analyze music by

    1 identifying selected instruments visually and aurally
    2 classifying sound sources as vocal, instrumental, or environmental;
    recognizing basic contrasts in music, including fast/slow, high/low. loud/quiet, and same/different.
    4 identifying melodic shape using non-traditional or standard notation.
    The student will express personal feelings evoked by a musical experience using written, verbal, or multimedia response.
    The student will communicate personal response to expressive features of music through movement.