Weeks Sept 8 – October 26: Foundations of Music
- What is Rhythm?
- Rhythm vs. Steady Beat
- Duration (Long and Short Sounds)
- Notation (Traditional/ Non Traditional
- Note Values
Weeks October 27 – December 22: Music is Tuneful
- Vocal Timbre (whisper/talk/shout/sing)
- Head Voice
- Pitch (High/Low)
- Playing Instruments
Weeks January 5 – March 11: Music is Expressive
- Dynamics (Loud/Quiet)
- Tempo (Fast/Slow)
- Movement (choreographed/non choreographed)
- Melodic Direction (up and down)
Weeks March 12 – May 25: Musical Instruments and Form
- Classroom Instruments
- Percussion Instruments
- Contrast in Music
Georgia Standards of Excellence Georgia Department of Education May 3, 2018
General Music Second Grade 53.00300
Course Description: Enhances previous course through more in-depth exploration of creating, performing, and responding to music, while connecting the world of music to other areas of learning and personal endeavors.
ESGM2.CR.1 Improvise melodies, variations, and accompaniments.
- Improvise simple rhythmic patterns using a variety of sound sources (e.g. electronic sounds, found sounds, body percussion, classroom instruments).
- Improvise simple pentatonic melodies and accompaniments.
ESGM2.CR.2 Compose and arrange music within specified guidelines.
- Create sound effects to accompany songs, poems, and stories.
- Compose rhythmic patterns (e.g. quarter notes, quarter rests, barred eighth notes, half notes, half rests).
- Arrange rhythmic patterns to create simple forms and instrumentation.
ESGM2.PR.1 Sing a varied repertoire of music, alone and with others.
- Sing accompanied and unaccompanied pentatonic melodies using head voice.
- Sing with others (e.g. rounds, canons, game songs, and ostinato).
- Sing multiple songs representing various genres, tonalities, meters, and cultures, including at least one song in a foreign language.
ESGM2.PR.2 Perform a varied repertoire of music on instruments, alone and with others.
- Perform steady beat and simple rhythmic patterns using body percussion and a variety of instruments with appropriate technique.
- Perform simple body percussion and instrumental parts including ostinato while other students play or sing contrasting parts.
- Perform simple melodic patterns using instruments with appropriate technique.
ESGM2.PR.3 Read and Notate music.
- Read, notate, and identify quarter notes, quarter rests, barred eighth notes, half notes, and half rests using iconic or standard notation.
- Read simple melodic patterns within a treble clef staff.
- Read, notate, and identify standard symbols (e.g. repeat sign, bar line).
ESGM2.RE.1 Listen to, analyze, and describe music.
- Distinguish between repeating and contrasting sections, phrases, and simple formal structures (e.g. AB, ABA).
- Describe music using appropriate vocabulary (e.g. upward/downward, forte/piano, presto/largo, long/short), appropriate mood (e.g. happy/sad), and timbre adjectives (e.g. dark/bright, heavy/light).
- Identify classroom, folk, and orchestral instruments by sight and sound.
- Aurally distinguish between solo/ensemble, and accompanied/unaccompanied singing.
ESGM2.RE.2 Evaluate music and music performances.
- Evaluate music (e.g. learned, student-composed, improvised) and musical performances by themselves and others with given criteria.
- Refine music performances by applying personal, peer, and teacher feedback.
- Explain personal preferences for specific musical works using appropriate vocabulary.
ESGM2.RE.3 Move to a varied repertoire of music, alone and with others.
- Respond to contrasts and events in music with locomotor movement (e.g. walk, run, hop, jump, gallop, skip) and non-locomotor movement (e.g. bend, twist, stretch, turn).
- Perform choreographed and non-choreographed movements.
- Perform line and circle dances.
ESGM2.CN.1 Connect music to the other fine arts and disciplines outside the arts.
- Describe connections between music and the other fine arts.
- Describe connections between music and disciplines outside the fine arts.
ESGM2.CN.2 Connect music to history and culture.
- Perform and respond to music from various historical periods and cultures.
- Describe how sounds and music are used in daily lives.
- Demonstrate performance etiquette and appropriate audience behavior