Courses of Study

Arts Education, Grade K, Music, 2006

1.) Sing simple songs alone and with others following the contour of melody.

•  Memorizing songs
2.) Demonstrate responses to nonverbal conducting cues.

Examples: sit, stand, listen, sing, start, stop

3.) Imitate a steady beat while playing various rhythm instruments.

•  Recognizing the presence or absence of a steady beat
4.) Echo short rhythm patterns consisting of quarter notes, quarter rests, and paired eighth notes.

5.) Improvise four-beat melodies using "la," "sol," and "mi."

6.) Create expressive movement to folk songs, folk games, lullabies, and marches.

Examples: skipping to "Skip to My Lou," marching to "Yankee Doodle"

•  Expressing musical ideas using creative movement and body percussion
7.) Identify similarities and differences in familiar songs, including fast or slow and loud or soft.

Example: comparing a march to a lullaby

8.) Identify like and unlike phrases presented aurally in a piece of music.

9.) Identify solo or group performances by sound.

10.) Identify sets of two and three beats.

11.) Recognize differences between adult and children's voices.

12.) Demonstrate singing and speaking voices.

Example: singing and reciting the alphabet

13.) Recognize holiday songs and simple songs from other cultures and countries.


- holiday--"Jingle Bells,"

- other cultures and countries--"Frère Jacques"

14.) Identify various rhythm instruments by sight.

15.) Differentiate high and low vocal sounds through vocal exploration.

Example: producing aurally the sounds of a bird and a cow

16.) Identify the seven letters of the musical alphabet.