In second grade, the expansion of cognitive abilities continues. Students learn to read notation and use music vocabulary to reflect upon the music they sing and hear. Students recognize the characteristics of musical style and genres. 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 including patriotic and folk literature by singing alone and with others, playing rhythm instruments, moving, and listening.
Create and compose simple musical forms (AB, ABA) and 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.