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1st Grade Curriculum Checklist

Steady beat: 1. I can keep a steady beat with my hands and feet. 2. I can keep a steady beat with fast music. 3. I can keep a steady beat with slow music. 4. I can keep a steady beat when music changes. 5. I can keep a steady beat with an instrument. 6. I can tell when there's a beat or no beat. Sounds: 1. I know where different kinds of sounds come from. 2. I can tell by listening where different sounds come from. 3. I know which instruments make: a. loud and soft sounds b. high and low sounds c. bright and dull sounds d. long and short sounds 4. I know the names of classroom instruments by sight and sound. 5. I can tell the difference between one person singing and many people singing. Singing: 1. I can use my voice in different ways. 2. I can use my singing voice using a head tone. 3. I can match pitch. 4. I can sing by myself. 5. I sit and stand tall when I sing. 6. I follow directions during singing. 7. I know how to watch for directions when I sing. 8. I sing different kinds of music:

a. lullabies b. popular music c. folk songs d. game and action songs e. spirituals f. raps/chants g. holiday songs h. story songs i. call and response songs j. songs from many cultures 1. USA (folk, African-American, Native American) 2. France 3. Mexico 4. China 5. South Africa (Zulu) 6. England 7. Germany 8. Jamaica 9. Denmark 10. Israel 11. Japan 12. Brazil 13. Thailand 14. Cambodia 15. Caribbean 16. Bali 17. Peru 18. Zimbabwe 19. Russia Playing Instruments: 1. I know the correct way to sit and play instruments. 2. I try hard to play simple rhythms on an instrument correctly. 3. I know how to watch for directions when I play. 4. I can play instruments with different kinds of music:

a. lullabies b. popular music c. folk songs d. spirituals e. raps and chants f. holiday songs g. story songs h. classical music i. jazz or blues 5. I can play melodies on pitched instruments. a. I can play melodies going up. b. I can play melodies going down. c. I can play melodies on low notes. d. I can play melodies on high notes. Improvising: 1. I can improvise a musical answer by a. playing a rhythm b. playing a melody c. making movements 2. I can improvise a rhythm ostinato to go with a song or music. 3. I can improvise a melody ostinato to go with a song or music. 4. I can improvise a new rhythm for a song I know. 5. I can improvise my own short pieces using a. pitched instruments b. unpitched instruments Composing and Arranging: 1. I can choose sounds and create music to go with stories and poems. 2. I can create my own melody using 3 notes. 3. I can create my own rhythm using quarter notes, eighth notes, and quarter rests. 4. I can create my own music using different sounds and instruments.

5. I can create my own music using pictures and symbols. 6. I can create my own music using a computer or electronic keyboard. Reading Music: 1. I can read rhythm that uses half notes, quarter notes, eighth notes, and quarter rests. 2. I can name the parts of the notes: notehead, stem, and beam. 3. I can read a simply melody using solfege: Sol, Mi, and La. 4. I can read a simply melody using solfege: Sol, Mi, La, and Do. 5. I can read a simple melody using letter names for notes. 6. I know music words and symbols: a. soft, loud b. fast, slow c. smooth, jumpy Listening: 1. I can tell when phrases are the same and different. 2. I can tell when a phrase begins and ends. 3. I can tell when I hear AB form in music by moving and with words. 4. I know the difference between a verse and a refrain. 5. I can tell when I hear ABA form in music by moving and with words. 6. I can tell when I hear an introduction in music by moving and with words. 7. I can tell when music is fast and slow. a. I can move to the music b. I can use words to talk about it. 8. I can tell when music is high and low. a. I can move to the music b. I can use words to talk about it. 9. I can tell when music is loud and soft. a. I can move to the music

b. I can use words to talk about the volume of the music. 10. I can tell how music feels a. I can move in different ways to show how music feels b. I can use words to talk about the feelings in music 11. I can tell what kinds of instruments or voices are making music. 12. I can identify long and short sounds. a. I can move to the music b. I can use words to talk about it. 13. I can tell when music is smooth, bumpy, or jumpy. a. I can move to the music b. I can use words to talk about it. 14. I can tell when music is a. thin (not many sounds) b. thick (many sounds) 15. I can talk about and can answer questions about different kinds of music. a. popular music b. blues c. rap d. jazz e. march music f. classical music of different times 1. Baroque music 2. Classical music 3. Romantic music 4. Modern Music g. music from other countries 1. USA (folk, African-American, Native American) 2. France 3. Mexico 4. China 5. South Africa (Zulu) 6. England 7. Germany

8. Jamaica 9. Denmark 10. Israel 11. Japan 12. Brazil 13. Thailand 14. Cambodia 15. Caribbean 16. Bali 17. Peru 18. Zimbabwe 19. Russia Music Relates to other things: 1. I can discover and tell ways music relates to a. art. b. dance c. drama d. math e. reading f. science g. social studies 2. I can discover how character relates to music by showing a. responsibility, b. self-discipline c. perseverance d. respect 3. I can discover how music can be used for a. parades b. help babies fall asleep c. for celebrations d. for sad times e. to show patriotism f. to have fun g. for worship

h. for movies and TV shows i. to remember times long ago j. to tell a story 4. I can discover how people make music in different ways a. composers b. performers c. conductors d. teachers e. others _____________________________ Evaluate: 1. I can tell why I like or dislike music. 2. I can talk about how music makes me feel. 3. I can talk about what music makes me think of. 4. I applaud to show my appreciation of a performance.