What we learn in Second Grade Music:
Review all previously studied concepts.
Use correct singing posture.
Sing from a varied repertoire of songs using the head voice.
Sing a pentatonic song with pitch accuracy.
Sing using melodic ostinati.
Play a steady beat on an instrument (with others).
Perform rhythmic patterns using known rhythms.
Use instruments properly.
Achieves National Standards: 1. Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music. 2. Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
Literacy and Application
Use basic rhythm patterns.
Identify and demonstrate ta-a (half note) as a two beat rhythm.
Identify and demonstrate tika tika (sixteenth notes) as a one beat rhythm.
Identify and demonstrate a two beat meter when the beat equals a quarter note.
Identify and demonstrate do in various d m sl patterns.
Identify and demonstrate re in various drm sl patterns.
Identify and demonstrate call/response and rondo form.
Identify orchestral instrument families.
Identify and demonstrate musical terms and symbols (2 meter, time signature, crescendo, decrescendo, andante, allegro, pianissimo, fortissimo, bar line, measure, double bar, repeat sign, tie).
Achieves National Standards: 3. Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments 4. Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines. 5. Reading and notating music.
Listen to, analyze, and describe the musical genres of classical, patriotic, and folk.
Evaluate music and music performances.
Listen to and identify performance ensembles (band, orchestra.)
Listen to and identify call/response form.
Understand relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.
Understand music in relation to history and culture.
Achieves National Standards: 6. Listening to, analyzing, and describing music. 7. Evaluating music and music performances. 8. Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts. 9. Understanding music in relation to history and culture.
Cycle Days 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 9
Washington Elementary School
Cycle Days 5 and 10