Intermediate 2 Music

This list is representative of the materials provided or used in this course. Keep in mind that the actual materials used may vary, depending on the school in which you are enrolled, and whether you are taking the course as Independent Study.

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Scope & Sequence : Scope & Sequence documents describe what is covered in a course (the scope) and also the order in which topics are covered (the sequence). These documents list instructional objectives and skills to be mastered. K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

Course Overview

Intermediate 2 Music is intended for students of third grade age or older who have completed intermediate 1 Music. The course begins by introducing notes that are lower or higher than the familiar lines and spaces of the staff. Students expand their knowledge of rhythm and harmony, and they practice recognizing pentatonic patterns. The course introduces the Romantic period in music, with listening activities to help students recognize Romantic music and identify pieces by individual composers, such as Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, and Tchaikovsky. Students also take a musical trip through Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Japan, and China. Students will:

  • Identify notes below do in song material
  • Perform songs with solfege syllables for low la and low so
  • Identify rhythms of ti-tiri
  • Identify rhythms of tiri-ti
  • Read and write patterns with low la and low so
  • Read and write patterns with ti-tiri and tiri-ti
  • Identify characteristics of Romantic composers
  • Identify Romantic composers and know facts about their lives
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Course Outline

Lower Notes and New Rhythms

  • Identify the interval from do to the low note as a skip
  • Identify divisions of the beat
  • Identify the fractions used to divide the beat in rhythm
  • Perform the handsign for the low note
  • Define ti-tiri
  • Identify ti-tiri in song material
  • Define low la
  • Identify low la in songs
  • Read patterns with ti-tiri
  • Compare music with low and high la

New Rhythms, New Notes, New Composers

  • Identify the interval from do to the low note as a skip
  • Identify divisions of the beat (number of sounds on a beat)
  • Identify the fractions used to divide the beat in rhythm
  • Perform the hand sign for the low note
  • Identify ti-tiri in song material
  • Define low la
  • Identify low la in songs
  • Read patterns with ti-tiri

Low So and Writing Rhythms

  • Perform the hand sign for the lower note
  • Read patterns of ti-tiri and tiri-ti
  • Identify the intervals between do and lower notes
  • Write patterns with ti-tiri or tiri-ti
  • Define low so
  • Identify low so in song
  • Write patterns with do, low la and low so
  • Read patterns with do, la and so

Music from Around the World

  • Identify the characteristics of music from these cultures: Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East, China and Japan
  • Identify similarities and differences between music of various cultures
  • Perform an ostinato with music that contains a new rhythm
  • Read a pattern in standard notation, that contains low la and low so
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Number of Lessons and Scheduling

45 minutes

Total Lessons: 32

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K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

  • Course Overview (as seen above)
  • Course Outline
  • Lesson Time and Scheduling