• Second grade classes receive music instruction twice a week for 30 minutes.  This equals 34 hours of general music time (about 6 school days).  We build on the skills we learned in kindergarten and first grade, so those concepts are also listed here.
     
    Musical Concepts
     
     
    Singing Development/Melody
    Accurate pitch within an octave range
    Do-Re-Mi-Sol-La
    Canon (Round)
     
    Rhythm
    Quarter note (walk)
    Two eighth notes (jogging)
    Quarter rest (silent) 
    Half note (ties)
    Half rest
     
     
    Form
    Repeats (copies)
    AAAB, AABA, ABAB, ABAC
    Ostinato
    1st and 2nd endings
     
    Instruments
    Barred instruments
    Nonpitched for sound effects
    Bordun
     
    Improvisation
    Speech
    Rhythmic or Melodic