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
Time in music. The arrangement of notes with different duration and accentuation.
Steady/Unsteady, Beat, Meter (Time Signature), Tempo
The loudness or quietness of music
<———————————— Quiet Loud————————————>
(ppp) pp p mp mf f ff (fff)
Crescendo, Diminuendo (or decrescendo), <, sfz
The horizontal movement of pitch (highness or lowness of a musical sound)
Pitch, Tune, Theme
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
The layers of the melodies or parts and the relationship among them
Round, Imitation, Monophonic, Homophonic, Polyphonic
The structure or plan of a piece of music
Binary (AB), Ternary (ABA), Through-composed, Strophic, Rondo, Theme and