The first grade music students broaden their artistic horizons by exploring the different components of music. These include the development of vocal range and production and interpretive movement. Also important is the introduction to music symbols (icons and simplified notation) to develop beginning music reading skills. Students:
Experience and explore the singing and speaking voice by matching pitch patterns, discovering different vocal timbres, managing appropriate dynamic control, and recognizing and using proper head voice.
Express and understand a varied repertoire of music by singing alone and with others, playing rhythm instruments, moving, and listening.
Create and compose simple musical responses by employing improvisational techniques and musical notation.
Compare and discover relationships between music, the other arts, history and culture by discussing how music connects to the home, school, community, and other places and events where music occurs.