Kindergarten General Music
The standards for Kindergarten General Music serve as the foundation for musical understanding and provide a pathway to future music instruction. Students come to understand that music ideas are developed through a creative process. Emphasis is placed on acquiring basic musical knowledge, skills, and understanding through singing, playing instruments, listening, and moving. Students identify people who create music and examine how music is a part of personal and community events. Students examine the value of working and sharing creative ideas within a group, and recognize and express personal responses evoked by musical experiences.
K.1 The student will improvise and compose music.
- a) Improvise simple movement.
- b) Improvise melodic or rhythmic patterns.
- c) Improvise using instruments, voice, and music to enhance stories and poems.
K.2 The student will apply a creative process for music.
- a) Ask questions about music.
- b) Identify ways to create music.
- c) Share ideas with a group.
Critical Thinking and Communication
K.3 The student will analyze music.
- a) Identify selected instruments visually and aurally.
- b) Classify sound sources as vocal, instrumental, or environmental.
- c) Recognize basic contrasts in music, including fast/slow, high/low, loud/soft, and same/different.
K.4 The student will express personal feelings evoked by a musical experience.
K.5 The student will identify how people work as a team while participating in music experiences.
History, Culture, and Citizenship
K.6 The student will explore historical and cultural aspects of music.
- a) Listen to and recognize patriotic songs.
- b) Respond to music from a variety of time periods and places.
K.7 The student will identify how music is part of personal and community events.
K.8 The student will identify the value of creating personal music.
Innovation in the Arts
K.9 The student will identify people who create music (e.g., singers, instrumentalists, composers, conductors).
K.10 The student will identify technology tools for creating music.
K.11 The student will recognize relationships between music and other fields of knowledge.
Technique and Application
K.12 The student will explore music literacy, including high and low pitches and rhythms represented by a variety of notational systems.
K.13 The student will develop skills for individual and ensemble singing performance.
- a) Sing songs using echo and ensemble singing.
- b) Sing at the appropriate time following a musical introduction.
- c) Match pitches within an appropriate range.
- d) Demonstrate expressive qualities of music, including loud/soft and fast/slow.
K.14 The student will develop skills for individual and ensemble instrumental performance.
- a) Demonstrate high and low.
- b) Demonstrate loud/soft and fast/slow.
- c) Accompany songs and chants using body percussion as well as instruments.
K.15 The student will identify and perform rhythmic patterns.
- a) Include patterns that suggest duple and triple meter.
- b) Use instruments, body percussion, and voice.
- c) Include sounds and silence.
K.16 The student will demonstrate a steady beat using movement, body percussion, instruments, and voice.
K.17 The student will respond to music with movement.
- a) Use locomotor and non-locomotor movements.
- b) Demonstrate expressive qualities of music, including loud/soft and fast/slow.
- c) Illustrate moods and contrast in music and children’s literature.
- d) Perform dances and other music activities.