Second Grade

  • In second grade music, we begin by reviewing essential concepts learned in 1st grade and kindergarten. This includes:

    • Matching pitch
    • Keeping a steady beat
    • Echoing simple rhythms and melodic phrases
    • Musical elements such as loud/soft, high/low, and fast/slow

    Second grade music learning goals include:

    • Matching and performing solfege pitches "sol", "mi", "la", and "do"
    • Reading and performing simple rhythms from musical notation, such as quarter, 8th, and half notes/rests.
    • Understanding how to count rhythms and put a numerical value to them
    • Expanding knowledge of famous works and composers
    • Learning how to improvise during group songs and games
    • Performing, creating, and improvising on mallet instruments (soprano glockenspiels) and unpitched percussion
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