General Music Grade 2 Version: 2010-2011


 
Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Music

Strand: Skills and Techniques/Performance


 
M2GM.1
Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
Element: M2GM.1a
Sing pentatonic melodies using appropriate head voice accompanied and unaccompanied.
Element: M2GM.1b
Perform with others speech cannons, rounds, and ostinatos.
Element: M2GM.1c
Sing from memory multiple songs representing various genres, tonalities, meters, and cultures including at least one song in a foreign language.
 

 
M2GM.2
Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
Element: M2GM.2a
Perform a steady beat and simple rhythmic patterns using body percussion as well as a variety of instruments with appropriate technique.
Element: M2GM.2b
Perform simple body percussion and instrumental parts (e.g. ostinati) while other students play or sing contrasting parts.
Element: M2GM.2c
Perform two or three note melodic patterns using instruments with appropriate technique.
 

 
M2GM.3
Reading and notating music
Element: M2GM.3a
Read simple notation including quarter note, quarter rest, paired eighth notes, and half notes using non-traditional and/or traditional icons.
Element: M2GM.3b
Identify non-traditional and/or traditional representations of simple quarter note, quarter rest, paired eighth note, and half note rhythmic patterns in response to teacher performance.
Element: M2GM.3c
Read simple melodic patterns within a treble clef staff.
 

Strand: Creative Expression and Communication


 
M2GM.4
Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments
Element: M2GM.4a
Improvise simple rhythmic patterns using a variety of sound sources.
Element: M2GM.4b
Improvise simple pentatonic melodies and accompaniments.
 

 
M2GM.5
Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines
Element: M2GM.5a
Create sound effects to accompany songs, poems, and stories.
Element: M2GM.5b
Compose rhythmic patterns including quarter notes, quarter rests, paired eighth notes, and half notes using traditional music notation.
Element: M2GM.5c
Arrange rhythmic patterns creating simple forms and instrumentation.
 

Strand: Critical Analysis/Investigation


 
M2GM.6
Listening to, analyzing, and describing music
Element: M2GM.6a
Distinguish between repeating and contrasting sections, phrases, and simple formal structures - AB, ABA.
Element: M2GM.6b
Describe music using appropriate vocabulary (allegro, adagio, forte, piano, upward, downward), appropriate mood, timbre adjectives.
Element: M2GM.6c
Identify classroom and various orchestral instruments by sight and sound.
Element: M2GM.6d
Aurally distinguish between solo vs. ensemble, and accompanied vs. unaccompanied singing.
 

 
M2GM.7
Evaluating music and music performances
Element: M2GM.7a
Evaluate musical performances of themselves and others.
Element: M2GM.7b
Explain personal preferences for specific musical works using appropriate vocabulary.
 

Strand: Cultural and Historical Context


 
M2GM.8
Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts
Element: M2GM.8a
Describe the relationship between music and the other arts.
Element: M2GM.8b
Describe the relationship between music and disciplines outside the arts.
 

 
M2GM.9
Understanding music in relation to history and culture
Element: M2GM.9a
Sing, listen, and/or move to music from various historical periods and cultures (e.g. famous Georgia musicians).
Element: M2GM.9b
Describe how sounds and music are used in daily lives.
Element: M2GM.9c
Demonstrate appropriate audience behavior for the context and style of music performed.
 

 
M2GM.10
Moving, alone and with others, to a varied repertoire of music
Element: M2GM.10a
Respond to contrasts and events in music with gross and fine locomotor and non-locomotor movements.
Element: M2GM.10b
Perform choreographed and non-choreographed movements.
Element: M2GM.10c
Perform line and circle dances.
 

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