Here is an overview of the key musical skills and concepts that will be introduced in Kindergarten. This is not an exhaustive list, but rather a curriculum outline for the year.BEAT Students will:
· demonstrate a steady beat using pitched and unpitched percussion instruments, body percussion, and through movement.
· respond through movement to music with and without a steady beat.
· play a steady beat while singing a song or speaking a rhyme.
· read simple rhythms using non-standard notation.
RHYTHM Students will:
· echo simple rhythmic patterns using body percussion and pitched or unpitched percussion instruments.
· improvise rhythms on unpitched percussion instruments.
· distinguish between slow and fast singing and playing.· demonstrate sound and no sound while singing and playing.
METER Students will:
· experience singing, moving, and playing pitched and unpitched percussion instruments in 2/4, 4/4 and 6/8 time.
FORM Students will:
· experience beginning and ending a song or dance together.
· experience "call and response" and echo singing.
· experience two-part form through singing, moving, and playing instruments.
· create (compose) contrasting sections using word chains.
MELODY Students will:
· distinguish between high and low sounds.· improvise melodies on pitched percussion instruments.
HARMONY Students will:
· experience singing while playing simple borduns, drones and pedal points on pitched percussion instruments.EXPRESSION Students will:
· demonstrate singing, speaking and shouting voice.
· demonstrate loud and quiet singing and playing.
TIMBRE Students will:
· identify pitched percussion instrument groups (xylophones, metalophones, glockenspiels, bass bars) by their sound alone.
· identify unpitched percussion instrument groups (wood, metal, skin) by their sound alone.
STYLE Students will:
· perform and move to cultivated and vernacular music from various historic periods and world cultures.