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PERFORM
   Sing
     Fundamental Developmental
 
  • Sing alone and with others
  • Sing accompanied and unaccompanied
  • Develop and expressively perform a varied personal repertoire of songs
  • Explore and experience age- and skill-level-appropriate melodic and rhythmic patterns
  • Sing in a variety of tonalities
  • Sing in a variety of rhythmic structures
  • Demonstrate healthy singing techniques, including singing posture, breath support, head tone, unified vowels, and articulated consonants
  • Echo and perform melodic patterns (s,l,m,r,d,d1,s1,l1,t1,f) (major, harmonic, and minor scales)
  • Sing melodic canons in three and four parts
  • Demonstrate part-singing
  • Singing partner song, demonstrate balance between parts
   Play
     Fundamental Developmental
 
  • Play alone and with others
  • Play accompanied and unaccompanied
  • Develop and expressively perform a varied personal repertoire of songs
  • Explore and experience age- and skill-level-appropriate melodic and rhythmic patterns
  • Play in a variety of tonalities
  • Play in various meters
  • Play a variety of instruments
  • Demonstrate ability to perform multiple and melodic rhythms and rhythm patterns in contrasting meters, while maintaining a steady pulse
  • Echo and perform singing rhythm patterns
    (,,,,
    ) & () rhythmic diminution and augmentation
  • Play I-IV-V chord progressions as accompaniments
  • Play descants to melodies performed
   Move
     Fundamental Developmental
 
  • Move alone and with others
  • Develop an awareness of body parts leading to the body as a unit-in-motion
  • Experience non-locomotor and locomotor movement
  • Progress from personal tempo to external tempo
  • Explore and experience age- and skill-level-appropriate movements
  • Respond to musical, visual, and oral stimuli with movement
  • Perform microbeat and macrobeat subdivisions
  • Progress from movement to dance
  • Perform a variety of dances (folk, stylized, and popular) individually, with partners, and as a group
  • Create stylized dance movements that reflect specific musical examples
  • Perform body percussion and movements in patterns and sequences individually, with partners, and as a group
  • Perform movements to express musical ideas
RESPOND & REFLECT
   Listen
     Fundamental Developmental
 
  • Respond to music stimuli through a variety of means
  • Discern similarities and differences among musical styles, genres, historical periods, and interpretations
  • Recognize and discriminate among sound sources
  • Use music terminology to describe musical sound sources, events, and mood
  • Create and perform purposeful responses to accompany musical stimuli
  • Analyze and compare the musical characteristics, styles and interpretations of aural examples
  • Analyze and describe the characteristics of music from a variety of historical periods and cultures
  • Identify multiple melodies performed with harmonic accompaniment
   Evaluate
     Fundamental Developmental
 
  • Apply critical and creative thinking in making musical decisions and evaluations
  • Make collaborative musical decisions
  • Practice self-assessment
  • Create and apply criteria to evaluate music they perform and hear
CREATE
   Compose & Arrange
     Fundamental Developmental
 
  • Organize sound in ways that are meaningful to him/her
  • Organize sound in ways that are meaningful to others
  • Demonstrate an understanding of structure, coherence, and organization
  • Experience the “stages” of composing: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing
  • Compose, within specific guidelines, rhythmic and melodic ostinati employing one to three simultaneous sound sources to accompany songs, poems, and stories
  • Compose music to express a text, idea, or feeling
   Improvise
     Fundamental Developmental
 
  • Organize sounds spontaneously
  • Respond musically in context
  • Improvise four to eight measure “answer phrases” in the same style as the musical prompt
   Read & Notate
     Fundamental Developmental
 
  • Use iconic and traditional notation within the grand staff
  • Hear and perform before notating
  • Read and write musical symbols and terms
  • Stage 1: Read and notate melodic patterns (s,l,m,r,d,s1,l1,d1,t1,t1,f)
  • Stage 2: Read and notate melodic patterns that include Stage 1, ˝ steps and whole steps for major scale and minor scales (step patterns)
  • Read and notate rhythmic and melodic accompaniments at student reading level
  • Stage 1: Read and notate rhythm patterns (,,,)
  • Stage 2: Read and notate rhythm patterns that include Stage 1 and ()
CONNECT
     Fundamental Developmental
 
  • Recognize that music reflects time, place, and culture
  • Understand that music is useful, enriching, and transforming
  • Identify how music is essential to the human experience
  • Make legitimate cross-curricular connections through content and process
  • Experience and investigate music connections associated with historical, social, social, and economic events
  • Compare and contrast concepts within and between the various art forms
  • Identify characteristics and instruments of South African music
  • Identify characteristics of percussion and keyboard instruments
  • Recognize the influence of historical events, technology, and economics on music
APPLY
     Fundamental Developmental
 
  • Understand the function of music in society
  • Recognize the inherent value of music
  • Employ critical thinking and evaluate skills in the music they perform, listen to, and create
  • Develop audience etiquette appropriate to the performance environment
  • Develop a personal awareness of the impact of music in their lives
  • Describe uses of music in the media and the role of professional musicians
  • Explain how music (performed and heard) has qualities that enhance and reflect personal and societal experiences and events
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