May 5th through May 14th

The year-end schedule is a busy one!  Field trips and school-wide activities will affect the number of times we meet.  Music classes through May 14th  will  finalize current projects and/or review key terms and music concepts from lessons this year.

Kindergarten, First and Second Grades:  Review keywords and music concepts.

Third Grade:  Finish original Hip-Hop track and create a QDancer routine for the track.

Fourth Grade:  Review keywords and music concepts.

Fifth Grade:  Record Rap Project and review music concepts.

Sixth Grade:  Record Commercial and review music concepts.

Week of April 28th

Kindergarten:  Recall definitions of keywords learned throughout the year.

First Grade:  Recall definitions of keywords learned throughout the year.

Second Grade:  Demonstrate understanding of repeat sign through performance.

Third Grade:  Create an original hip-hop QGrooves backing track.

Fourth Grade:  Review dynamics terminology.

Fifth Grade: Rap Project – Finalize backing track and rehearse for recording.

Sixth Grade:  Commercial Project – Compose jingle for commercial and rehearse full commercial with ad copy.

Week of April 21st

Kindergarten:  Aurally recognize the difference between the woodwind and percussion families.

First Grade:  Aurally recognize the difference between the woodwind and percussion families.

Second Grade:  Continue learning about music form – ABA.  Discover Latin music.

Third Grade:  Understand various musical forms and purpose of repeat sign.

Fourth Grade:  Explore musical form.  Understand the purpose of an introduction before a song begins.

Fifth Grade:  Rap Project – Finalize preparation for original rap performance.

Sixth Grade:  Commercial Project – Begin creating, arranging and saving music for jingle.

 

Week of April 14th

Kindergarten:  Listen and identify the difference between adult and children’s singing voices.

First Grade:  Listen and identify the difference between adult and children’s singing voices.

Second Grade:  Describe song sections by using letters (AB) or words (verse/chorus).

Third Grade:  Compose a melody using pitches Do, Mi and So to fit with eight measures of rhythm.

Fourth Grade:  Recorders – Recognize major and minor elements in a recorder song.  Define harmony.

Fifth Grade:  Rap project – Create a backing track.  Fit phrasing and rhythm of lyrics to original backing track.

Sixth Grade:  Commercial project – Compose catchy lyrics for a 4 - 8 measure jingle.

Week of April 7th

Kindergarten:  Listen to, clap and echo simple rhythms using “found sound instruments”.

First Grade:  Listen to, clap and echo simple rhythms using “found sound instruments”.

Second Grade:  Describe difference between pitched and non-pitched percussion instruments. Play non-pitched percussion instrument.

Third Grade:  Compose 8 measures of rhythm in a meter of 4 using half, quarter and beamed eighth notes and half and quarter rests.

Fourth Grade: Play a song on recorder at a steady tempo.

Fifth Grade:  Rap project: Create a backing track and fit phrasing and rhythm of lyrics to track.

Sixth Grade:  Commercial project:  Choose dynamics, tempo, and instrumental arrangement of live ostinato accompaniment for jingle.

 

Week of March 31st

Kindergarten:  Demonstrate understanding of long and short sounds through movement.

First Grade:  Demonstrate understanding of long and short sounds through movement.

Second Grade: Define percussion and identify three instruments in the percussion family.

Third Grade:  Learn about the Classical Period (1750-1820).  Name two composers from the Classical Period.

Fourth Grade:  Recorder: Learn about tempo and define “molto”.  Review recorder songs from past few weeks.

Fifth Grade:  Decide on theme and form for the rap project.

Sixth Grade:  Choose a product for commercial project.  Demonstrate understanding of rhyming phrases.