• K-6 Music Lessons

    NATIONAL STANDARDS for MUSIC EDUCATION

    1. Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

    2. Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

    3. Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments.

    4. Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines.

    5. Reading and notating music.

    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.

     

    The Elements of Music and Key Concepts that K-6 students progressively learn

    Rhythm

     Time in music. The arrangement of notes with different duration and accentuation.

       Steady/Unsteady, Beat, Meter (Time Signature), Tempo

    Dynamics

      The loudness or quietness of music

          <———————————— Quiet          Loud————————————>

            (ppp)         pp         p        mp          mf          f           ff          (fff)

         Crescendo, Diminuendo (or decrescendo), <, sfz

      Melody

     The horizontal movement of pitch (highness or lowness of a musical sound)

        Pitch, Tune, Theme

     Harmony

       Two or more notes sounding together

        Chord, Chord progression, Major, Minor, Diatonic, Chromatic, Pentatonic

     Tone color (Timbre)

      The characteristic quality of sound of a particular instrument or voice    

        Percussion instruments, String instruments, Woodwind instruments, Brass                    
        instruments, Keyboard instruments, Orchestra, Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass

    Texture

      The layers of the melodies or parts and the relationship among them

        Round, Imitation, Monophonic, Homophonic, Polyphonic

     Form

      The structure or plan of a piece of music

        Binary (AB), Ternary (ABA), Through-composed, Strophic, Rondo, Theme and 
         Variation