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Below is a list of music vocabulary for each grade level.  Many words are used throughout the elementary years, but I have assigned words to particular grade levels to concentrate on particular words during each school year.  The words are based on the state curriculum as well as my own teaching units and the styles of songs in the textbooks we use.   I welcome feedback and suggestions.
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Download the Master Vocabulary List for all grade levels in WORD format. The file is 32.5 KB.

Kindergarten:
 

music

beat

call and response

eighth note

loud

lullaby

march

quarter note

rest

rhythm

soft

fast

slow

instrument

high

low

long

short

smooth

jumpy

bumpy

thin

thick

 

1st grade:

 

classical

half note

improvise

melody

refrain

verse

volume

composer

phrase

applause

solfege

ostinato

introduction

note head

stem

beam

folk

pitch

form

 

2nd grade:

 

brass

choir

coda

crescendo

decrescendo

forte

meter

pentatonic

percussion

piano

repeat sign

string

style

timbre

woodwind

accent

solo

fermata

time signature

diction

whole note

 

3rd grade:

 

conductor, conduct

dynamics

mp, p, pp, mf, f, ff

fortissimo

forte

harmony

pianissimo

round

staff

tempo

texture

unison

opera

staccato

legato

measure

reggae

mezzo

allegro

treble clef

adagio

bar line

moderato

alto

tenor

soprano

bass

tie

accompaniment

dotted half note

 

4th grade:

 

ballad

major

rondo

scale

skip

step

theme

country music

rhythm ‘n’ blues

rock ‘n’ roll

rap

hymn

ballet

bluegrass

orchestra

symphony

lyrics

octave

ritardando (ritard)

largo

presto

spiritual

duet

trio

quartet

Gospel

ledger lines

ensemble

5th grade:

flat

interval

key

key signature

minor

sharp

syncopation

countermelody

blues

ragtime

chord

D.C.

D.S. al fine

polyphonic

Romantic

Baroque

Renaissance

descant

royalty

copyright

scat

shanty

soundtrack

jazz

slur

theme and variation

flag

sixteenth note

sequence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I welcome suggestions.