Music 1

In Music 1, students are introduced to music fundamentals such as solfège, rhythms, dynamics, meter, instrument families, and dance forms. Each topic is presented through the use of music and movement activities that include reading, singing, dancing, and writing. Students improvise original rhythmic compositions. They sing using various forms of musical expression and dance. They learn and practice proper stage and performance etiquette techniques, and they explore the ways in which music and dance work together to create specific dance forms. Students also learn about American composers whose music has influenced the American society.

Major Concepts:
  • Communicating through Music
  • About the Beat
  • Fun Expressions
  • Music About Me
  • Musical Ideas
  • Refining the Rhythm
  • Types of Instruments
  • Musical Expression
  • Influences on America
  • Music and Dancing

Grade Level

  Grade 1

Duration

  Quarter

Requirements

  None

Prerequisites

  None

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