State Curriculum - Music

 
Grade 2
Standard 1.0 Perceiving, Performing, and Responding: Aesthetic Education: Students will demonstrate the ability to perceive, perform, and respond to music.:
1. Develop awareness of the characteristics of musical sounds and silence, and the diversity of sounds in the environment
a. Classify band and orchestra instruments by sight according to methods of sound production such as blow, pluck and bow, strike, and shake
b. Identify call-and-response and verse-and-refrain when presented aurally
c. Listen to, perform, and describe music that illustrates fast/slow, loud/soft (quiet), long/short, high/low
d. Identify and describe environmental sounds
e. Listen to, perform, and describe music in major and minor modes
2. Experience performance through singing, playing instruments, and listening to performances of others
a. Use the head voice to sing a varied repertoire of songs, singing games, and songs with instrumental accompaniment, matching pitches within an age-appropriate vocal range
b. Describe the differences among adult male voices, adult female voices, and children's voices
c. Echo a variety of short rhythmic and melodic patterns (quarter note, two eighths connected, half note, whole note, and quarter rest)
d. Demonstrate the ability to maintain a steady beat through singing, speaking, and playing classroom instruments
e. Perform and identify simple and compound meters
f. Sing one part of a 2-part round while the teacher sings the other part
g. Perform an ostinato while other students perform a contrasting ostinato
h. Use good singing and playing posture as demonstrated by the teacher
i. Sing from memory a varied repertoire of songs representing genres and styles from diverse world cultures
j. Listen to a group of voices singing and differentiate between blending voices and voices which are not blending
k. Describe and demonstrate appropriate audience behavior
3. Respond to music through movement
a. Create movement patterns for music and describe the relationships of movement to music
b. Demonstrate ability to maintain steady beat through locomotor and non-locomotor movement
c. Demonstrate sequences of movement in singing games
d. Identify meter in aural music examples and convey the meter through movement
4. Experiment with standard and individually created symbols to represent sounds
a. Identify and apply 2, 3, 4, and 6 as representing meter in aural and visual examples
b. Experiment with standard and non-standard notation to represent simple melodies or melodic patterns
 

 

August 6, 2008