Kindergarten Music Skills To Review


K.2: Investigate various uses of the voice

-Demonstrating the difference between the singing voice and speaking voice

-Matching pitches within an appropriate range

-Demonstrating expressive qualities of music including loud/soft and fast/slow


K.3: Sing a variety of songs alone and with others

-Singing two-pitch (sol-mi) songs, using echo and ensemble singing

-Singing at the appropriate time following a musical introduction


K.4: Play a variety of pitched and nonpitched instruments alone and with others

-Demonstrating high and low

-Demonstrating loud/soft and fast/slow

-Accompanying songs and chants using body percussion as well as instruments 


K.6: Demonstrate a steady beat using body percussion, instruments, and voice


K.7: Respond to music with movement

-Matching locomotor and nonlocomotor movements to rhythmic patterns

-Demonstrating expressive qualities of music including loud/soft and fast/slow

-Illustrating moods and contrast in music and children’s literature

-Performing dances and other music activities form various cultures

-Exhibiting respect for the personal space of others when moving 


K.9 Explore historical and cultural aspects of music by

-Identifying people who make music as musicians (singers, instrumentalists, composers, conductors)


K.10 Participate in music activities that involve sharing, taking turns, and other behaviors that demonstrate good citizenship


K.11 Recognize the relationships between music and other fields of knowledge


K.12 Analyze music by

-Distinguishing among men’s, women’s, and children’s voices

-Identifying selected instruments visually and aurally

-Classifying sounds sources as vocal, instrument, or environmental

-Recognizing basic contrasts in music including fast/slow, high/low, loud/soft, and same/different


K.14 Communicate personal response to expressive features of music through movement


New Skills To Learn In Kindergarten Music Through The End Of The School Year

K.1: Read music

-Including high and low pitches and rhythms represented by traditional and nontraditional notations


K.5: Perform rhythmic patterns that include sounds and silences using instruments, body percussion, and voice


K.8: Create music by

-Improvising simple melodic or rhythmic patterns

-Improvising to enhance stories or poems


K.9 Explore historical and cultural aspects of music by

-Listening to and recognizing patriotic and seasonal songs


K.13 Express personal feelings evoked by a musical experience