Students create a class composition of a thunderstorm by exploring expressive qualities of crescendo/decrescendo and accelerando/ritardando
Students create different versions of a known song and listen to contrasting recordings for musical differences and similarities.
Students compose and notate short 4/4, 3/4, and 6/8 rhythms across multiple class periods.
Students compose and notate short rhythms in 4/4, 3/4, and 6/8 meters across multiple class periods.
Students play an identification game of hot and cold using their voices and dynamics.
Students explore expressive qualities in music through listening, singing, and moving.
Students explore the sound, evolution, performance techniques, and culture of guitar-like instruments from around the world.
Students create movements to represent long and short rhythmic patterns and compose patterns using non-traditional notation.
Students explore steady beat and instruments of the percussion family.
Students explore expressive qualities through various string techniques.
Students demonstrate the expressive quality of tempo through movement.
Students use language and movement to explore accents in music.
Students use samba rhythms and percussion to improvise in rondo form.
Students use their singing voices to take turns improvising and creating melodic phrases on a given theme.
Students explore and create rhythms through language and body percussion.
Students create arrangements of a melody and listen to recordings contrasting in style and genre.
Students brainstorm strategies to guide their listening as they describe and label music of different genres.
Students demonstrate expressive qualities of music through movement.
Students explore first and second endings by singing and moving.
Students learn to identify tension and release within a piece of music.
Students explore whispering, speaking, singing, and calling voices.
Students read, perform, and compose four-beat rhythmic patterns.
Students perform and create rhythmic patterns using their bodies.
Students explore a variety of rhythms from around the world.
Students identify phrases in a known song and create new patterns of music.
Students explore different ways to change a simple sentence and melody to understand the concept of theme and variation.
Students create nonsense syllables and improvise on a familiar or created melody.
By listening to and looking at the qualities of various scales, students learn to identify the differences between the major, minor, and blues scales.