2nd Grade Concepts

  • In 2nd grade, we begin more complicated instrument playing and rhythms.

    - Adding onto rhythms (Introduction to Half Note and Half Rest, along with flagged eighth notes)
    - Adding to the solfege ladder (Review Sol, Mi, La, Add two new notes: Low Do and Re)
    - Recognizing and identifying strong beat vs. weak beat
    - Meter (2/4 and 4/4)
    - Tempo (Presto, Allegro, Andante, Largo)
    - Dynamics (Piano, Mezzo Piano, Mezzo Forte, Forte, add Crescendo and Decrescendo)
    - Form (Binary AB and Ternary ABA)
    - Identifying solfege names on the 5 line staff
    - Intervals (Skips, Steps, Repeats)
    - Timbre (Classifying unpitched instruments into 4 families: Woods, Shakers Metals, Skins, and pitched into five: Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, Strings, Keyboard)
    - Listening Reflection