second grade standards - music

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Second Grade Standards - Music

These are from the Washington State Learning Standards


(1)  The student understands and applies arts knowledge and skills in dance, music, theatre, and visual arts.

  • (1.1) Understands and applies music concepts and vocabulary.
    • (1.1.1) Understands and applies the elements of music while creating, performing, and responding to music.
      • Beat and Rhythm
      • Applies a steady beat to count musical phrases using quarter notes and rests, paired eighth notes, and half notes.
      • Identifies strong and weak beats within 4/4 time or common time signature.
      • Identifies repetition and contrast in beat and rhythm.
    • (1.1.2) Understands and applies the elements of music while creating, performing, and responding to music.
      • Pitch and Melody
      • Identifies and uses parts of the staff, such as the treble clef, lines, and spaces.
      • Demonstrates higher/lower and same/different in musical songs and performances.
      • Creates melodic phrases through singing and playing.
      • Recognizes aurally and sings intervals in appropriate vocal ranges using do-re-mi-sol-la or other melodic systems.
      • Identifies melody and accompaniment.
      • Understands that high and low pitches can be notated using lines and spaces.
    • (1.1.3) Understands and applies the elements of music while creating, performing, and responding to music.
      • Harmony, Texture, and Timbre/Tone Color
      • Identifies unison in examples of music.
      • Identifies differences in timbre.
      • Distinguishes between voices and between pitched and nonpitched instruments.
      • Identifies child and adult voices aurally.
      • Identifies the differences and/or similarities between chants and songs.
    • (1.1.4) Understands and applies the elements of music while creating, performing, and responding to music.
      • Form
      • Identifies (visually and aurally) and performs various musical forms.
      • Performs call and response, echo songs, rounds, and partner songs.
      • Demonstrates repeat signs physically and orally.
    • (1.1.5) Understands and remembers the elements of music while creating, performing, and responding to music.
      • Expression: Dynamics, Style, Tempo, Phrasing
      • Understands and uses forte (f) and piano (p).
      • Understands and uses slow, medium, and fast tempos when singing and playing instruments.
      • Recognizes and identifies various musical styles through listening.
  • (1.2) Develops music skills and techniques.
    • (1.2.1) Analyzes, understands, and applies skills and techniques while creating, performing, and responding.
      • Explores and demonstrates music skills and techniques with teacher’s direction and assistance:
        • Reading Music
        • Performing
        • Composing
        • Sight Singing/Reading
        • Playing Instruments
        • Singing
        • Improvising
        • Conducting
        • Chanting
      • Demonstrates appropriate care of musical instruments.
  • (1.3) Understands and applies music genres and styles of various artists, cultures, and times.
    • (1.3.1) Remembers and recalls musical experiences of diverse genres, artists, cultures, and/or times.
      • Identifies musical experiences of various artists, cultures, and/or times.
      • Experiences music from various cultures and traditions.
  • (1.4) Understands and applies audience conventions in a variety of arts settings and performances for music.
    • (1.4.1) Remembers and applies audience conventions in a variety of musical settings and performances.
      • Compares and contrasts (by telling/sharing) being an audience member for a live versus a recorded performance.
      • Discusses the impact of audience behavior on audience and performer.

(2) The student uses the artistic processes of creating, performing/presenting, and responding to demonstrate thinking skills in dance, music, theatre, and visual arts.

  • (2.1) Applies a creative process to music. (Identifies, explores, gathers, interprets, uses, implements, reflects, refines, and presents/performs)
    • (2.1.1) Remembers, understands, and applies a creative process to create music.
      • Demonstrates a creative process:
        • Explores music elements to create music.
        • Gathers and uses musical elements to create music.
        • Uses ideas and skills to create music through guided exploration.
        • Implements choices of music elements to create music.
        • Refines music through feedback.
        • Performs music for self and others.
  • (2.2) Applies a performance process to music. (Identifies, selects, analyzes, interprets, rehearses, adjusts, refines, presents, produces, reflects, and self-evaluates)
    • (2.2.1) Remembers and understands how to use a performance process when preparing and performing music.
      • Demonstrates a performance process:
        • Interprets meaning through personal understanding of the music and/or performance.
        • Rehearses, adjusts, and refines music through evaluation, reflection, and problem solving.
        • Presents and produces music and/or performance for others.
  • (2.3) Applies a responding process to a music performance and/or presentation. (Engages, describes, analyzes, interprets, and evaluates)
    • (2.3.1) Remembers, understands, and applies a responding process when experiencing music.
      • Demonstrates a responding process:
        • Engages the senses actively and purposefully while experiencing music.
        • Describes what is seen, felt, and/or heard (perceived/experienced) when responding to music.
        • Analyzes the use and organization of elements.
        • Interprets meaning based on personal experiences and knowledge.

(3) The student communicates through the arts (dance, music, theatre, and visual arts).

  • (3.1) Uses music to express feelings and present ideas.
    • (3.1.1) Remembers and understands how music is used to express feelings and present ideas.
      • Recognizes that ideas and feelings can be expressed through music.
      • Composes a piece of music to express one idea or feelings
  • (3.2) Uses music to communicate for a specific purpose.
    • (3.2.1) Remembers and understands how music communicates for a specific purpose.
      • Discovers, explores, dramatizes, and presents (with teacher’s direction) the ways music communicates for a given purpose.
      • Reflects upon musical styles and genres and how they can be used to communicate for a specific purpose.
  • (3.3) Develops personal aesthetic criteria to communicate artistic choices in music.
    • (3.3.1) Remembers that personal aesthetic criteria are used to communicate artistic choices.
      • Describes (with teacher’s direction) how personal aesthetic choices in music are influenced by culture and history.
      • Identifies the aesthetic choices of others.

(4)  The student makes connections within and across the arts (dance, music, theatre, and visual arts) to other disciplines, life, cultures, and work.

  • (4.1) Demonstrates and analyzes the connections among the arts disciplines (dance, music, theatre, and visual arts).
    • (4.1.1) Remembers skills, concepts, and vocabulary that music has in common with other arts disciplines.
    • Demonstrates skills and processes common among arts disciplines, such as creating, practicing, performing, and collaborating.
    • Demonstrates how an idea can be presented through various disciplines.
  • (4.2) Demonstrates and analyzes the connections among the arts and between the arts and other content areas.
    • (4.2.1) Remembers skills, concepts, and vocabulary that music has in common with other content areas.
      • Identifies and examines concepts common to the arts and other areas.
  • (4.3) Understands how the arts impact and reflect personal choices throughout life.
    • (4.3.1) Remembers how music impacts personal choices, including choices made at home and in school.
      • Identifies and compares examples of musical works, activities, and events in the community.
  • (4.4) Understands how the arts influence and reflect cultures/civilization, place, and time.
    • (4.4.1) Remembers the specific attributes of a musical work that reflect its cultural and historical context.
      • Describes and explores specific pieces of cultural music in the community.
  • (4.5) Understands how arts knowledge and skills are used in the world of work, including careers in the arts.
    • (4.5.1) Remembers and understands how music knowledge, skills, and work habits are used in the world of work, including careers in music.
      • Identifies goals and practices needed to meet deadlines and complete work.
      • Explores and defines various careers in music.