4th Grade

In 4th Grade music class we will…

Read, Sing, Play and Create rhythms using the rhythms ta the quarter note, ti-ti the eighth notes the quarter rest, ties, half note, whole note, tikatika sixteenth notes and new rhythms – syncopation (syn-co-pa), eighth-sixteenth combinations and dotted half notes in 2, 3 and 4 meter

Read, Sing, Play and Create melodies using the pitches of the extended pentatonic scale: low sol, low la, do, re, mi, sol, la and high do – do-centered and la-centered

Describe, Perform and Move to demonstrate dynamics – fortissimo, forte, mezzo forte, mezzo piano, piano, and pianissimo, including crescendo and decrescendo

Describe, Perform and Move to demonstrate tempo – presto, allegro, moderato, andante and largo

Describe, Perform and Move to demonstrate articulation – staccato and legato

Describe, Sing, Play, Create and Move to large and small musical forms including Rondo form (ABACA)

Identify and Describe electronic and keyboard instruments as well as soprano and alto voices

Read music using Absolute Letter Names and play on a soprano recorder

Perform American and Texan folk songs, including “Texas, Our Texas

4th Grade Recorder Pieces – 2017


Something as simple as centering a song around la instead of do can have such an effect on the mood of the song. Listen to this la centered version of a song from Moana. Wow!!

   

And how about this la centered version of Firework?

   

The Lines of the Treble Clef Staff

The Spaces of the Treble Clef Staff

Letter Name Game: Drag the correct letter name underneath each note to spell a word.