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“
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.