Grade One General Music
The standards for Grade One General Music emphasize the language and production of music and focus on the continued development of skills in singing, playing instruments, listening, moving, and responding to music. Students continue to explore the concept of a creative process to develop music ideas. Emphasis is placed on performing simple rhythms and developing aural skills related to pitch, musical form, and instrument identification. Students investigate how people participate in music in everyday life. Students identify collaboration and communication skills in music and describe personal ideas and emotions evoked by music.
1.1 The student will improvise and compose music.
- a) Improvise vocal responses to given melodic questions.
- b) Improvise body percussion.
- c) Improvise to enhance stories, songs, and poems.
- d) Compose simple rhythmic patterns represented by a variety of notational systems.
1.2 The student will apply a creative process for music.
- a) Brainstorm multiple solutions to a musical prompt.
- b) Identify steps taken in the creation of music.
- c) Share ideas for creating music with a group.
Critical Thinking and Communication
1.3 The student will analyze music.
- a) Identify and classify the timbres of pitched and non-pitched instruments by sounds.
- b) Differentiate vocal and instrumental music.
- c) Distinguish between accompanied and unaccompanied vocal music.
- d) Recognize differences in melodic and rhythmic patterns and dynamics.
1.4 The student will describe personal ideas and emotions evoked by music.
1.5 The student will identify collaboration and communication skills for music rehearsal and performance.
- a) Etiquette appropriate to different types of events/situations (e.g., classical concert, rock concert, sporting event).
- b) Understand active listening as a musician.
- c) Work together to reach a common goal.
History, Culture, and Citizenship
1.6 The student will explore historical and cultural aspects of music.
- a) Recognize how music is used in the customs and traditions of a variety of cultures.
- b) Describe how people participate in music experiences.
1.7 The student will identify musicians in the school, community, and media.
1.8 The student will identify appropriate sources of information for learning about music.
Innovation in the Arts
1.9 The student will describe the roles of music and musicians.
1.10 The student will recognize how music can be created using innovative tools and new media.
1.11 The student will identify relationships between music and concepts learned in another content area.
Technique and Application
1.12 The student will demonstrate music literacy.
- a) Identify high and low pitches represented by a variety of notational systems.
- b) Read and notate rhythmic patterns that include quarter notes, paired eighth notes, and quarter rests represented by a variety of notational systems.
- c) Identify basic music symbols.
1.13 The student will develop skills for individual and ensemble singing performance.
- a) Sing high/low pitches and melodic contour.
- b) Demonstrate expressive qualities of music, including changes in dynamics and tempo.
- c) Use the head voice when singing or matching high pitches.
- d) Sing songs using echo and ensemble singing.
1.14 The student will develop skills for individual and ensemble instrumental performance.
- a) Play two-pitch melodies using imitation.
- b) Play expressively with appropriate dynamics and tempo.
- c) Accompany songs and chants using body percussion as well as instruments.
- d) Use proper playing techniques.
1.15 The student will recognize and perform rhythmic patterns.
- a) Include patterns that suggest duple and triple meter.
- b) Use instruments, body percussion, and voice.
- c) Include quarter notes, paired eighth notes, and quarter rests.
1.16 The student will demonstrate the difference between melodic rhythm and steady beat using body percussion, instruments, and voice.
1.17 The student will respond to music with movement.
- a) Use locomotor and non-locomotor movements.
- b) Demonstrate high and low pitches.
- c) Demonstrate expressive qualities of music, including changes in dynamics and tempo.
- d) Perform dances and other music activities.
- e) Dramatize songs, stories, and poems.