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KINDERGARTEN MUSIC CURRICULUM


RHYTHM

Demonstrates a steady beat
Demonstrates various gross motor skills and defines personal space:
          Walk, run, march, skip, gallop, hop, jump, tiptoe, pause
Demonstrates accurate imitation with speech, body, and/or classroom instruments
Performs simple spontaneous improvisation
Demonstrates use of rhythmic ostinati


MELODY

Matches pitch in head voice
Sings in tune
Demonstrates knowledge of melodic direction
Sings a simple song
Performs simple spontaneous improvisation


HARMONY

Identifies and responds to accompaniment


FORM

Demonstrates appropriate listening response to visual and musical cues
Demonstrates knowledge of call and response, question/answer
Identifies simple form such as "march" and "lullaby"
Identifies parts of a song, including introduction


TONE COLOR

Identifies vocal timbre: whisper, shout, talk, sing
Identifies voice as a child, man or woman
Experiments with a variety of sound sources and instruments
Demonstrates proper handling technique and mallet grip with pitched and unpitched percussion
Create and arrange soundscapes to accompany literature, poetry or dramatizations


EXPRESSIVE QUALITIES

Sings and speaks expressively
Identifies loud and soft
Identifies slow and fast
Demonstrates response to change: tempos, dynamics, pitch, like/unlike, meter, articulation
Uses age appropriate descriptors to describe and evaluate musical performances and compositions
Listens and sings as directed to songtales


HISTORY AND CULTURE

Performs activities that integrate with the ECSD Curriculum Webs
Demonstrates appropriate audience behavior and performance etiquette

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