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    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.
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    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.