First Grade

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  • In first grade music, we begin by reviewing concepts learned in kindergarten:

    • Matching pitch
    • Keeping a steady beat
    • Echoing simple rhythms and melodic phrases

    First grade music learning goals include:

    • Matching and performing solfege pitches "sol", "mi", and "do"
    • Reading and performing simple rhythms from musical notation, such as quarter and 8th notes
    • Understanding musical elements such as loud/soft, high/low, and fast/slow
    • Knowledge of famous composers and works
    • Learning how to improvise during group songs and games
    • Performing, creating, and improvising on mallet instruments (soprano glockenspiels)