Second Grade Music Skills To Review

2.1: Read and Notate music 

-Identifying written melodic patterns that move upward, downward, and stay the same

-Read and notate rhythm patterns that include half notes, whole notes

-Using basic using symbols


2.2: Sing a repertoire of songs

-Sing melodic patterns that move upward, downward, and stay the same 

-Sing melodic patterns that include do, re, mi, sol, and la

- Increase pitch accuracy while singing phrases and simple songs 


2.3: Play a variety of pitched and nonpitched instruments alone and with others

-Playing expressively, following changes in dynamics and tempo

-Accompanying songs and chants with ostinatos and single-chords

-Proper playing techniques


2.4: Perform rhythmic patterns

-Half notes and whole notes 

-Use instruments, voice, body percussion, movement 

-Aural skills to imitate given phrases

-Traditional notation 


 2.5: Respond to music with movement 

-Locomotor and non-locomotor 

-Demonstrating expressive qualities (changes in dynamics and tempo) 

-Create movement to illustrate AB and ABA forms 

-Choreographed and non-choreographed including circle/line dances 

-Dances and other musical activities from a variety of cultures 

-Portraying songs, stories, poems, from a variety of cultures


2.6: Create music

-Improvise to enhance stores, songs, and poems

-Improvising ostinatos


2.8: Demonstrate audience and participant behaviors appropriate for the purposes and settings the music is performed


2.9: Identify relationships between music and other fields


2.10: Analyze music by

-Identify orchestral and folk instruments visually and aurally 

-Describe sudden and gradual changes in dynamics and tempo using music terminology 

-Identify and categorize selected musical forms 

-Use music vocabulary to describe music 


2.11: Evaluate music by describing personal music performances


2.12: Collaborate in a music performance, analyze what was successful and what could be improved


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

2.1: Read and notate music

-Using the musical alphabet to notate melodic patterns

-Reading melodies based on a pentatonic scale

-Half rest and whole rests


2.3: Play a variety of pitched and nonpitched instruments alone and with others

-Playing melodic patterns that move upwards, downward, and stay the same


2.4: Perform rhythmic patterns

-Half rests and whole rests


2.6: Create music

-Improvise simple rhythmic question and answer phrases

-Improvising accompaniments 

-Compose simple pentatonic melodies using traditional notation


2.7: Explore historical and cultural aspects 

-Identifying music representing the heritage, customs, and traditions of a variety of cultures 

-Explain difference between folk/popular music and concert music (orchestral/wind ensemble)

-Identify what musicians and composers do to create music

-Identify the styles of musical examples from various historical periods 


2.13: Explain how music expresses ideas, experiences, and feelings 

2.14: Describe  how much evokes personal ideas and emotions