In 1st grade music we begin to name the building blocks of music in order to enjoy the music of others and create our own. Listening, moving, and actively participating making in music help us understand musical concepts. We keep a steady beat and perform rhythms with our voices, instruments, and bodies. We begin to label symbols used for music notation. We can identify the tempo of music from fast to slow. We identify and use varying dynamics. We can determine if sounds are higher, lower, or staying the same. We use all of these skills when we improvise and compose our own music.
We are all a part of music and music is a part of us!