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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, and unified vowels
  • Echo and perform melodic patterns (s,l,m,r,d,d1,s1,l1,t1,f) (1/2 steps for major and minor scales)
  • Sing melody with descant
  • Sing melodic canons in 2 and 3 parts
  • Sing vocal ostinati to accompany tonic songs
   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 melodic rhythms and rhythm patterns while maintaining a steady pulse
  • Echo and perform simple rhythm patterns (,,,) & ()
  • Play descant for melody played or sung
  • Play melodic canons in two or three parts
  • Play two or more complimentary melodic ostinati to accompany tonic songs
  • Play I-V choral patterns to accompany melody
   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 traditional folk dances individually, with partners, and as a group
  • Perform stylized dance movements with music
  • Combine body percussion patterns with found sounds individually and with partners
  • Perform movements to show direction and levels
RESPOND & REFLECT
   Listen
     Fundamental Developmental
 
  • Respond to music stimuli through a variety of ways
  • 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
  • Respond to musical stimuli that reflects the musical characteristics and/or elements
  • Continue to expand listening repertoire, using appropriate terminology to describe music characteristics such as melodic structure, texture, form, rhythmic elements, and tone color
  • Distinguish among the characteristics of music from a variety of historical periods and cultures
  • Identify melody with simple (I-V) harmonic accompaniments
   Evaluate
     Fundamental Developmental
 
  • Apply critical and creative thinking in making musical decisions and evaluations
  • Make collaborative musical decisions
  • Practice self-assessment
  • Make musical decisions based on their personal criteria
CREATE
   Compose & Arrange
     Fundamental Developmental
 
  • Organize sounds in ways that are meaningful to him/her
  • Organize sounds 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
  • Create and arrange rhythmic melodies and accompaniments that employ a variety of sound sources
  • Create personal songs and accompaniments using diatonic patterns duple and triple meter
   Improvise
     Fundamental Developmental
 
  • Organize sounds spontaneously
  • Respond musically in context
  • Improvise two to four measure “answer phrases” in the same style as the musical prompt
  • Improvise using voice based on pentatonic, texts, three-note patterns
   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)
  • Stage 2: Read and notate melodic patterns that include Stage 1 and (t1,t1,f)
  • Read and notate rhythmic and melodic accompaniments at student reading level
  • Stage 1: Read and notate rhythm (,,)
  • Stage 2: Read and notate rhythm patterns that include Stage 1 and (, key signatures)
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
  • Explore music connections associated with historical, social, and economic events
  • Define and describe concepts within and between the various art forms
  • Identify characteristics and instruments of music of the Americas
  • Identify characteristics of woodwind and brass instruments
  • Recognize the influence of culture and location 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 an awareness of the impact of music in their lives
  • Describe characteristics that make music suitable for a specific purpose
  • Describe the characteristics of music (performed and heard) that evoke an emotional response
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