1st Grade Concepts

  • In 1st Grade, the students take concepts fromn Kindergarten and embellish them, digging deeper into each concept.

    - They begin identifying certain rhythms such as quarter notes, quarter rests, and pairs of eighth notes, and combining them into patterns.
    - Classifiation of instruments as either Pitched or Unpitched
    - Review Sol and Mi, and add new note: La
    - We are always reviewing steady beat and getting it more refined
    - Tempo (Adding other tempos such as Adagio or Allegro)
    - Dynamics (Adding Mezzo Piano and Mezzo Forte)
    - Introduction to Form (AA, AB, ABA)
    - Melodic direction within a song
    - Introduction to lines and spaces using the 5-line staff
    - More experience with CLassroom instruments (Pitched and Unpitched)
    - Adding body percussion to music
    - Listening Reflections