Spotlight On Music, Grade 1

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.

For a complete list of the materials to be used in this course by your enrolled student, please visit MyInfo. All lists are subject to change at any time.

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

Explore and build foundational musical skills with Spotlight on Music from McGraw-Hill. This course offers a variety of learning activities that include singing, dancing, virtual instruments, listening maps, and authentic sound recordings. Six units in the course are organized into four sections: Spotlight on Concepts, Spotlight on Music Reading, Spotlight on Performance, and Spotlight on Celebrations. Students learn about these musical elements: duration, pitch, design, tone color, expressive qualities and cultural context. Students explore beat, meter, rhythm, melody, texture, form, tone color, dynamics, tempo, style, and music background.

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Course Outline

Unit 1

Section 1 Spotlight on Concepts

  • Beat/Meter – sounds as steady or not steady, steady sounds as beat, steady beat
  • Rhythm – create four-beat body percussion patterns, experience long and short sounds, quarter note, eighth note and quarter rest patterns
  • Melody – melodic direction, melodic direction as upward and downward
  • Texture – unison, orchestra, accompaniment with body percussion and instruments
  • Form/Structure – AB, one-section song, several verses, echo song
  • Tone Color – speaking and singing voices, orchestral music
  • Dynamics – loud and soft, dynamic levels in a song, dynamic levels in a poem, changing dynamic levels, expressive qualities in orchestral music
  • Tempo – fast and slow sounds, fast and slow in orchestral music
  • Style/Background – African American game songs, Cajun folk music, American folk, Zimbabwean folk music, March, Hispanic music, Newcastle lullaby

Section 2 Spotlight on Music Reading

  • Steady beat
  • Upward and downward
  • Steady beat and no beat

Section 4 Spotlight on Celebrations

  • Seasonal Songs
  • Butterfly Migration
  • Hispanic Heritage Month

Unit 2

Section 1 Spotlight on Concepts

  • Beat/Meter – maintain steady beat, 4/4, 2/4, 6/8
  • Rhythm – long and short sounds, long and short sounds in the environment, Navajo rhythms
  • Melody – high and low sounds, high and low sounds in the environment, instrumental sounds as higher and lower, animal sounds as higher and lower
  • Texture – unison, accompaniment using classroom instruments, a capella, unaccompanied harmony
  • Form/Structure – call-and-response form, solo or group, verse and refrain, several verses
  • Tone Color – high and low vocal registers, flute and tuba, speaking, singing, whispering, and calling, Navajo drums, Individual and group singing
  • Dynamics – maintain and create loud and soft vocal sounds, dynamics in a capella song
  • Tempo – fast and slow
  • Style/Background – Hopi singing game, African American music, Puerto Rican folk music, game songs, Japanese game song, Navajo folk music, South African folk music

Section 2 Spotlight on Music Reading

  • Longer and shorter
  • Higher and lower

Unit 3

Section 1 Spotlight on Concepts

  • Beat/Meter – steady beat, faster and slower
  • Rhythm – one and two sounds to a beat, longer and shorter sounds, word rhythms, quarter and eighth note rhythm patterns
  • Melody – maintain higher and lower
  • Texture – accompaniment using instruments
  • Form/Structure – AB and verse/refrain, different sections in an orchestral work, ABA, contrasting sections
  • Tone Color – speaking, singing and speaking, woods, metals, shakers, scrapers, and drums, tone color in orchestral music
  • Dynamics – maintain and create loud and soft vocal sounds, dynamics in orchestral music
  • Tempo – faster and slower, changing tempo in a song
  • Style/Background – Polish Folk music, game songs, neo-classical, African American children’s game, Japanese folk music, American folk music, Caribbean folk music, Latin American folk, English folk music, Puerto Rican game song

Section 2 Spotlight on Music Reading

  • One and two sounds to a beat
  • Quarter note and eighth note pairs

Section 4 Spotlight on Celebrations

  • Halloween
  • Thanksgiving
  • Seasonal Songs
  • Hanukkah
  • Christmas

Unit 4

Section 1 Spotlight on Concepts

  • Beat/Meter – maintain steady beat, tempo as the speed of the beat, faster and slower tempos
  • Rhythm – maintain and read quarter and eighth note patterns
  • Melody – higher and lower, so-mi
  • Texture – orchestra, pitched folk instruments
  • Form/Structure – call-and-response, cumulative verses, repeat signs, contrasting sections
  • Tone Color – Chinese folk instruments, vocal tone color, tone color in orchestral music, Gamelan instruments
  • Dynamics – louder and softer, expressive elements, dynamics in orchestral music
  • Tempo – aural identification of tempo change, faster and slower tempos, tempo in orchestral work
  • Style/Background – Yiddish folk music, games songs, classical Chinese folk music, classical, Brazilian folk music, Hungarian children’s game, Baroque concerto, neo-classical, Mexican folk riddle, Gamelan ensemble, cumulative song

Section 2 Spotlight on Music Reading

  • So and mi

Section 4 Spotlight on Celebrations

  • Las Posadas
  • Kwanzaa
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Chinese New Year

Unit 5

Section 1 Spotlight on Concepts

  • Beat/Meter – maintain steady beat, beats in sets of two and three, no sound to the beat
  • Rhythm – quarter rest, eighth note, quarter note, quarter rest rhythm patterns
  • Melody – la, mi-so-la patterns
  • Texture – accompaniment using instruments, orchestra
  • Form/Structure – verse/refrain, leader/group, ABA, cumulative verses
  • Tone Color – tone color in orchestral music, singing and speaking, individual and group singing
  • Dynamics – loud and soft sounds in orchestral work, dynamic levels in a song
  • Tempo – faster and slower tempos in orchestral work, maintain fast and slow
  • Style/Background – African American children’s game, musical, Mexican folk riddle, Baroque dance, English folk, game songs, Japanese music, cumulative song, Korean music

Section 2 Spotlight on Music Reading

  • La
  • No sound on a beat
  • Quarter rest
  • Mi-so-la
  • Mi-la leap

Section 4 Spotlight on Celebrations

  • Valentine’s Day
  • President’s Day

Unit 6

Section 1 Spotlight on Concepts

  • Beat/Meter – maintain steady beat, one and two beats in a sound
  • Rhythm – quarter note, eighth notes, quarter rest, rhythm patterns, word patterns
  • Melody – create mi-so-la patterns, aural identification of mi so la
  • Texture – accompaniment using unpitched instruments, African folk instruments with orchestra string instruments, accompaniment with pitched instruments
  • Form/Structure – verse/refrain, AB, ABA, one-section song
  • Tone Color – tambourine cymbals, claves, drum, maraca, castanet, African folk instruments, string quartet, Erhu, difference between orchestral and folk instruments, identify speaking, singing and whispering
  • Dynamics – dynamics in an orchestral character piece, expression
  • Tempo – faster and slower tempos, varying tempos in an orchestral character piece
  • Style/Background -  waltz, Mexican folk music, American folk music, Thai folk music, English rhyme, Brazilian music, string quartet with African percussion, Latin American folk music, Chinese folk music, African American singing game

Section 2 Spotlight on Music Reading

  • Quarter notes, quarter rests, and eighth-note pairs
  • AB form

Section 3 Spotlight on Performance

  • Rhythm patterns

Section 4 Spotlight on Celebrations

  • Seasonal Songs
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Number of Lessons and Scheduling

One Academic Year

Description:

Total Lessons: 72

45 minutes

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K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

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