Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Teaching Resources

Music 4.3

Creative expression. The student performs a varied repertoire of developmentally appropriate music in informal or formal settings. The student is expected to:

  • (1) sing and play classroom instruments with accurate intonation and rhythm, independently or in groups;
    • (A) sing or play a varied repertoire of music such as American and Texan folk songs and folk songs representative of local cultures, independently or in groups;
    • (B) move alone and with others to a varied repertoire of music using gross motor, fine motor, locomotor, and non-locomotor skills and integrated movement such as hands and feet moving together;
    • (C) perform various folk dances and play parties;
    • (D) perform simple part work, including rhythmic and melodic ostinati, derived from known repertoire; and
    • (E) interpret through performance new and previously learned music symbols and terms referring to tempo; dynamics, including crescendo and decrescendo; and articulation, including staccato and legato.


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