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Second Grade Music Overview

The music curriculum for second grade contains the following units designed to excite student about creating and producing music.  The Music Expressions Curriculum is used in the Fort Dodge CommunitySchools.

UNITS:

  •         Music Elements:
  •         Form
  •         Rhythms, reading and writing
  •         Melody – solfege reading and writing
  •         Music vocabulary
  •         Broadway
  •         Instrument Families
  •         Carl King
  •         Recorder: Reading melodies as letters
  •         African Spirituals
  •         Instrument, Strings
  •         Patriotic

In the second grade children can focus on patterns in rhythms, melodies, form and movement.  They add duration and setting to their study of opposites/contrasts.  They also can begin to recognize musical groups such as ensembles or instrument families.

   
    Instruments the students play in Second Grade

  •         Jingle Bells
  •         Rhythm Sticks
  •         Woodblock
  •         Resonator Bells
  •         Tambourine
  •         Drum
  •         Cowbell
  •         Triangle
  •         Small Cymbals
  •         Claves
  •         Mallet Instruments (Metallophone, Glockenspiel)

 

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