MUSIC: gradeS 1-2

 

I. Elements of Music

 

·         Through participation, become familiar with basic elements of music (rhythm, melody, harmony, form, timbre, etc.).

Recognize a steady beat, accents, clap a steady beat.

Move responsively to music (marching, walking, hopping, swaying, etc.).

Recognize short and long sounds.

Discriminate between fast and slow; gradually slowing down and getting faster.

Discriminate between differences in pitch: high and low.

Discriminate between loud and quiet; gradually increasing and decreasing volume.

Understand that melody can move up and down.

Hum the melody while listening to music.

Echo short rhythms and melodic patterns.

Clap simple rhythms and melodies.

Recognize like and unlike phrases.

Recognize timbre (tone color).

Sign unaccompanied, accompanied, and in unison.

Recognize verse and refrain.

Recognize that musical notes have names.

Recognize a scale as a series of notes.

Sing the C major scale.

·         Understand the following notation:

 

      staff,           treble clef, names of lines and spaces in the treble clef

      whole note            half note                  quarter note

whole rest, half rest, quarter rest

 

II. Listening and Understanding

 

A.     MUSICAL TERMS AND CONCEPTS

 

·         Composers

Know that a composer is someone who writes music.

Become familiar with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as a composer who wrote what is known as classical music.

·         Piano Concertos

Become familiar with the following works:

          Edvard Grieg, “Morning” and “In the Hall of the Mountain King” from Peer Gynt

·         Orchestra

Recognize the following instruments by sight and sound: guitar, piano, trumpet, flute, violin, and drum.

Become familiar with the families of instruments in the orchestra: strings, brass, woodwinds, and percussion.

Know that the leader of the orchestra is called the conductor.

Listen to Sergey Prokofiev, Peter and the Wolf.

 

B.     MUSIC CAN TELL A STORY

 

·         The Musical Life of Gustav Mole: the story with the background music.

·         Opera

Understand that opera combines music, singing, and acting.

Listen to selections from Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel: “Brother, Come Dance with Me”; “I Am the Little Sandman”.

·         Instrumental Music

                   Listen to Franz Schubert Moments Musecaux

·         Ballet

                   Understand that ballet combines music and movement, often to tell a story

 

 

III. Jewish Musical Traditions

A. JEWISH HOLIDAY SONGS

·         Chanukah  Songs

·         Purim Songs

 

B.  LISTENING AND UNDERSTANDING

·         Stand Up” (Miami Boys Choir)

·         Songs of the Lubavitcher Chassidism