• Welcome to 1st Grade!

    Each year starting in grade one, students will have 34 hours of general music instruction, which is equivalent to about 6 days of school time. In that short amount of time, they will work to become fluent musicians who can read, write, and create with various aspects of the musical language.   
     Grade 1 curriculum outline
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    Title Date Description Listen Blank Example
    Rhythm -
    Walk/Jogging
    Tri 1  Walk and Jogging prepares 1st graders for the rhythmic concepts of quarter note and 2 ­eighth notes.     Download View 
    Rhythm -
    Quarter/two-8th notes 
    Tri 1 Hopefully you have seen the progress from walk/jogging, to dotting, to now standard notation.    Download  View
    Rhythm -
    Quarter/two-8th notes/
    Quarter rest 
    Tri 1 The addition of a silent "beat" feels like a momentary rest in time expressed through silence. That space is equivalent to a quarter note, therefore it is called a quarter rest.    Download  View
    Melody
    High/Low 
     Tri 1

    Creating a 16 beat composition with copies that use pitches high and low (they become solfege interval sol and mi later)  

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    Melody
     High/Low on staff lines 
     Tri 2

    Creating a 16 beat composition with copies of ideas that use the pitches high and low (they will become the solfege interval sol and mi later)  

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    Song Transcription
     Here We Sit 
     Tri 3

    A transcription is the notation of prescribed sounds. This song was learned before we could read notes, and now we have uncovered the specific intervals. labeled them Sol and Mi, and have placed them on the staff.  

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    Melodic Composition
     Sol/Mi 
     Tri 3 Creating a 16 beat composition with copies of ideas and melodic strategies, that use the pitches Sol and Mi    Download View