How to Help Students Prepare  Music in First Grade


    1st Grade Music Skills: 

    The student should be able to;

    1.       echo short melodic patterns with an awareness of the steady beat.

    2.       recognize and maintain a steady beat.

    3.       demonstrate the ability to define and maintain personal space.

    4.       distinguish between high and low sounds.

    5.       demonstrate the following eight basic locomotor movements ( walk, run, hop, jump, gallop, skip, leap, slide) traveling forward, backward, sideward, diagonally, turning, and moving in straight and curved pathways.

    6.       demonstrate the ability to work effectively alone or with a group.


    1st Grade Music Vocabulary:


    Steady beat-A regular pulse.

    Melody- A line of single tones that move upward, downward or repeat.

    Chorus- A group of singers performing as a unit.

    Rests-Symbols for silence in music.

    Tempo-The speed of the beat in music.

    Rhythm pattern-A group of long and short sounds.

    Dynamics-The loudness and softness of sound.

    Repeated Tones-Two or more tones in a row that have the same sound.


Last Modified on January 25, 2012