General Music Grade 1 Version: 2010-2011

Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Music

Strand: Skills and Techniques/Performance

Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
Element: M1GM.1a
Sing melodies in a limited range using appropriate head voice accompanied and unaccompanied.
Element: M1GM.1b
Echo simple singing and speech patterns; perform call and response songs.
Element: M1GM.1c
Sing from memory multiple songs representing various genres, tonalities, meters, and cultures including at least one song in a foreign language.

Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
Element: M1GM.2a
Echo simple rhythmic patterns using body percussion as well as classroom instruments with appropriate technique.
Element: M1GM.2b
Perform a steady beat and simple rhythmic patterns using body percussion as well as classroom instruments with appropriate technique.

Reading and notating music
Element: M1GM.3a
Read simple notation including quarter note, quarter rest, and paired eighth notes using non-traditional and/or traditional icons.
Element: M1GM.3b
Identify non-traditional and/or traditional representations of simple quarter note, quarter rest, and paired eighth note rhythmic patterns in response to teacher performance.
Element: M1GM.3c
Read contour representations or simple melodic patterns within a reduced staff.

Strand: Creative Expression and Communication

Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments
Element: M1GM.4a
Improvise simple body percussion patterns.
Element: M1GM.4b
Improvise soundscapes (e.g. weather, animals, and other sound effects).

Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines
Element: M1GM.5a
Create sound effects and movements to accompany songs, poems, and stories.
Element: M1GM.5b
Create simple rhythmic patterns including quarter notes, quarter rests, and paired eighth notes using non-traditional and/or traditional icons.
Element: M1GM.5c
Create new text for familiar melodies.

Strand: Critical Analysis/Investigation

Listening to, analyzing, and describing music
Element: M1GM.6a
Distinguish between contrasts (pitch, dynamics, tempo, timbre) in various pieces of music.
Element: M1GM.6b
Describe music using appropriate vocabulary (e.g. high, low, loud, quiet, fast, slow).
Element: M1GM.6c
Identify classroom instruments by sight and sound using correct names.
Element: M1GM.6d
Aurally distinguish between the voices of men, women, and children.

Evaluating music and music performances
Element: M1GM.7a
Evaluate musical performances of themselves and others.
Element: M1GM.7b
Explain personal preferences for specific musical works using appropriate vocabulary.

Strand: Cultural and Historical Context

Understanding relationship between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts
Element: M1GM.8a
Describe the relationship between music and the other arts.
Element: M1GM.8b
Describe the relationship between music and disciplines outside the arts.

Understanding music in relation to history and culture
Element: M1GM.9a
Sing, listen, and/or move to music from various historical periods and cultures (e.g. patriotic).
Element: M1GM.9b
Describe how sounds and music are used in daily lives.
Element: M1GM.9c
Demonstrate appropriate audience behavior for the context and style of music performed.

Moving, alone and with others, to a varied repertoire of music
Element: M1GM.10a
Respond to contrasts and events in music with gross locomotor and non-locomotor movements.
Element: M1GM.10b
Perform choreographed and non-choreographed movements.

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