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Arts Education, Grade 2, Music, 2006

1.) Sing on pitch using good posture.

•  Singing simple melodic ostinati
2.) Improvise eight-beat melodies using "la," "so," "mi," "re," and "do."

3.) Perform accompaniments to poems, rhymes, stories, dramatizations, and songs using pitched instruments.

•  Demonstrating rhythm patterns by reading quarter notes, quarter rests, paired eighth notes, and half notes
•  Selecting appropriate classroom instruments to create musical accompaniments
•  Singing songs representative of other cultures and countries
•  Performing folk dances appropriate for age level to music from various cultures.
Example: Chinese ribbon dance

•  Playing simple rhythmic ostinati
4.) Identify music terms related to tempo changes in music, including accelerando and ritardando.

5.) Identify triple meter as strong-weak-weak beat organization.

6.) Identify ABA form in a musical selection.

Examples: creating pictures that use shapes to illustrate patterns, comparing musical forms to visual arts

7.) Identify steps, leaps, and repeated notes in printed music.

8.) Identify American patriotic songs.

Examples: "Star Spangled Banner," "America," "God Bless America"

9.) Classify rhythm instruments by method of tone production, including striking, shaking, scraping, and ringing.

10.) Identify letter names of lines and spaces on the treble clef staff.

Example: naming the spaces on a blank treble clef staff

11.) Identify the difference between a verse and a refrain in a familiar musical selection.

12.) Identify dynamic markings of forte (f) and piano (p).

13.) Distinguish between various vocal and instrumental timbres.

Examples: male and female voices, simple classroom instruments

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