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1st Grade General Music

In 1st grade general music, students are introduced to several important musical concepts including steady beats, melodic direction, and musical dynamics. As the year progresses, students will explore short and long sounds as well as high and low sounds. By the end of the year, students will be reading and composing with simple rhythm and pitch notation.


Students will experience music through movement, critical listening, singing, and playing instruments, including xylophones, drums, rhythm sticks, and unpitched percussion instruments (tambourines, triangles, etc.)


Check back to this page throughout the year for resources, recordings, and other materials to explore at home.