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    SINGING

    (natural voice)

    PLAYING

    CREATING

    LISTENING

    ( responding to)

    READING/

    NOTATING

    RHYTHM

    steady beat

    steady beat

    steady beat

    steady beat

     

    patterns using

    patterns using

    patterns using

    patterns using

    patterns using

    beat vs. rhythm

     

    beat vs. rhythm

    strong/weak beats

     

    beat vs. rhythm

     

    1 sound on 1 beat 

    2 sounds on 1 beat

    no sound on 1 beat (rest)

      Z      

    strong/weak beats

    strong/weak beats

    strong/weak beats

     

    respond with body and/or un-pitched percussion  to a visual representation of  the beat

    simple rhythms in groups of 2 and 4 beats

     

    long/short sounds of word syllables in song lyrics

    respond with body and/or un-pitched percussion to a

     visual representation of simple rhythmic patterns

    simple patterns to accompany songs

     

    2 beat groups

    4 beat groups

       use a bar line to group beats

    MELODY

    melodic contour and direction 

    melodic contour and direction

    s-m patterns

    melodic contour and direction

    melodic contour and direction

    in-tune singing, matching pitch in limited range

    size sound source and pitch

    s-m-l patterns

    up/down

    lines vs. spaces

    pitch: high/low

    pitch: high/low

     

    pitch: high/low

    s-m-l on 3 line staff

    s-m,  s-m-l,

     s-l-s-m

    pitch patterns

    s-m intervals

     

    s-m, s-m-l, s-l-s-m patterns

    three line staff

    folk and traditional song repertoire

     

     

    notate pitch using note heads

    HARMONY

    rhyme with 1 ostinato

    ostinato

    rhythmic and/or melodic

    ostinato

    rhythmic and/or melodic

    ostinato

    ostinato

    major/minor songs

     

     

    major/minor

     

    FORM

    phrase

    phrase

    phrase

    phrase

    phrase

    same/different

    same/different

    same/different

    same/different

    same/different

    AB, ABA

    AB, ABA

    AB, ABA

    AB, ABA

    AB, ABA

    EXPRESSIVE QUALITITES

    tempo

     

    tempo

    tempo

    tempo

     

    dynamics

    dynamics

    dynamics

    dynamics

     

    timbre

    timbre

    timbre

    timbre

    music of many cultures

    proper un-pitched percussion technique

     

    music of many cultures

    vocal timbre: speaking vs. singing

     

     

    timbre: instrumental, and vocal types

     

    FIRST GRADE CURRICULUM