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Beginning Music for Grades 2 - 3

Beginning Music for Grades 2 - 3

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Quick Overview

Through traditional folk songs and games, this beginning music course teaches students to learn to read more complicated melodic patterns and rhythms. As the students listen to works by great composers, such as Vivaldi and Saint-Saens, they learn to recognize these patterns in the music.

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Course Overview

Through traditional folk songs and games, this beginning music course teaches students to learn to read more complicated melodic patterns and rhythms. As the students listen to works by great composers, such as Vivaldi and Saint-Saens, they learn to recognize these patterns in the music. Students will:

  • Sing along with folk songs
  • Practice moving to music
  • Listen actively to different kinds of music
  • Read and write music
  • Learn to recognize melody in three and four note patterns
  • Identify rhythms in music using half notes
  • Become familiar with string and percussion instruments of the orchestra
  • Recognize double and triple meter
  • Begin to understand standard musical notation

Course Outline

Let's Review Melody and Rhythm

  • Students identify, read, and write melodic patterns with mi, so, and la; and rhythmic patterns with ta, ti-ti, and rest
  • Students identify changes in tempo and dynamics

A New Interval, A New Rhythm

  • Students identify, read, and write patterns with the interval of a jump
  • Students identify, read, and write patterns with two beat ties
  • Students sing simple rounds with the CD
  • Students list characteristics of stringed instruments

Half Notes and Intervals

  • Students identify, read, and write rhythm patterns with half notes (ta-ah) and melodic patterns with so, mi, and la
  • Students sing melodic steps, skips, and jumps

Prepare, Practice, and Percussion

  • Students prepare for a new melodic note (do)
  • Students practice patterns and rhythms
  • Students classify percussion instruments as melody or rhythm instruments

Do and Three Sounds on a Beat

  • Students identify and read mi-do and so-mi-do patterns
  • Students identify, read, and write rhythm patterns with triplets

The Double Skip

  • Students are introduced to the interval so-do
  • Students read and write four measure patterns with half notes
  • Students define triple meter

A New Way of Writing

  • Students combine writing in melodic and stick notation, which introduces them to standard notation

Notation and Beat Division

  • Students learn the stem rule and how to write ta-ah in standard notation
  • Students identify rhythms that have four sounds on a beat

Additional Information

Course Length 12 Months
Prerequisites Beginning 1 Music
Course Materials No
Course Start Date

Independent Study Courses

Courses start every two weeks for courses without a teacher as well as the world language courses with teacher support. Full-year courses last 12 months and semester courses last 6 months.

Teacher Assisted No, this course is only available as independent study.
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To use this course, you'll need a computer with an Internet connection.  Some courses require additional free software programs, which you can download from the Internet.

Hardware and Browsers (Minimum Recommendations)

Windows OS

  • CPU: 1.8 GHz or faster processor (or equivalent)

  • RAM: 1GB of RAM

  • Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Mozilla Firefox 10.0 versions or higher, Chrome 17.0 or higher

  • At this time our users are encouraged not to upgrade to Windows 10 or Edge (the new browser)

 

Mac OS

  • CPU: PowerPC G4 1 GHz or faster processor; Intel Core Duo 1.83 GHz or faster processor

  • RAM: 1GB of RAM

  • Browser: Firefox 10.0 versions or higher, Chrome 17.0 or higher (Safari is not supported!)

Using  Mobile Devices with the Online School

Unfortunately, many portable devices do not support the software products required to run the Online School. These devices may include (but not limited to): Chromebooks, iPads, iPhones, iPods, Kindles, eReaders, and Andriod phones.

Internet Connections

It is highly recommended that a broadband connection be used instead of dial up.