Foundations: music literacy. The student describes and analyzes musical sound. The student is expected to:
- (1) distinguish among a variety of musical
timbres, including those of children's voices and soprano, alto, tenor, and
bass adult voices;
- (A) distinguish among a variety of musical timbres, including those of woodwind, brass, string, percussion, keyboard, electronic instruments, and instruments of various cultures;
- (B) use known music symbols and terminology referring to rhythm; melody; timbre; form; tempo, including accelerando and ritardando; dynamics; articulation; and meter, including simple and compound, to explain musical sounds presented aurally; and
- (C) identify and label small and large musical forms such as abac, AB, and ABA; rondo; and theme and variations presented aurally in simple songs and larger works.
7 teaching resources for those 'aha' moments
Musical Instruments and Their Families Cards
A set of 48 cards for students to match musical instruments with the family of the orchestra to which they belong.
Music Word Wall Vocabulary
Seventy-two music related vocabulary cards for a word wall.
The Symphony Orchestra Poster
A poster which shows the placement of instruments in the symphony orchestra.
Individual Musical Instrument Posters
Posters of individual musical instruments.
Music Theory Vocabulary Posters
A set of 7 music posters providing information on musical activities, duration, dynamic, pitch, structure, texture, and tone color.
What Am I? – Music and Instruments
A fun game for students to identify various musical instruments and terminology.
Oblivious Orchestra – Rhythm Challenge
A fun and challenging game where students try to keep a steady beat.