4th Grade

GOALS:

*Perform in an all grade chorus
*Learn how to be part of a musical ensemble
*Continue to work on reading musical notation on the staff
*Continue to develop our singing skills
*Continue to build our knowledge of the musical elements
*Perform in two concerts (winter & spring)
*Continue to learn about the instruments of the orchestra
*Continue to increase our repertoire of songs and dances
*Create multiple compositions
*Begin to use digital/web 2.0 tools to compose music
*Listen to and respond to music from a variety of genres and styles
*Increase our knowledge of music history and composers


Units/Themes by Month:

September/October

  • Steady Beat
  • Rhythm reading review
  • Melodic direction
  • Identifying steps, skips, repeated notes
  • Octaves
  • Rounds
  • Ostinatos
  • Form
  • Dynamics (pppp--->ffff, crescendo, decrescendo)
  • Storm Compositions
  • Halloween Songs
  • Saint Saen's:
    "Danse Macabre"

 

 

November/December

  • 16th Notes
  • 6/8 Meter
  • 6/8 Compositions
  • Holiday Music

January/February

  • The Science of Sound (vibrations, how instruments produce pitch, etc)
  • Creating Our Own Instruments & Digital Presentation/Sharing Project
  • Program Music: Holst ("The Plants") and Dukas ("Sorcerer's Apprentice")

March/April

  • Syncopation
  • The Blues
  • Writing Our Own Blues
  • Ukulele Unit??

May/June

  • Ukulele Unit??
  • Music symbol review
  • Jeopardy Review