General Music 5th Grade
Course Description: This class is part of a 7 year sequence (K-6) of music instruction designed to teach effective musical skills to children. It is structured so that their experience with music is a knowledgeable one with heightened capabilities to listen, sing, play, move to, write, and create music with a sense of joy and well-being as individuals and as secure participants and contributors to the group experience. This class focuses predominately on the development of musical skills through vocal music experiences, classroom instruments and the use of technology.
Course Objectives: 5th grade general music students that take this course should be able to:
- Perform American and World folk tunes, rhymes and singing games incorporating additional cannons, partners and easy two-part arrangements.
- Recognize, read and perform single and multiple part rhythmic activities, canons and ostinati to include 3-meter music, ties, and the following note and rest values: whole, dotted half, half, quarter, eighth, and sixteenth.
- Sing know songs inside with or without doing beat or rhythm of the song with teacher maintaining steady beat.
- Improvise melodies and rhythms using original echo patterns, instrumental accompainmnet, and developing 4 and 8 bar motifs.
- Sing and perform in multiple parts use ostinato, canon, echo games, dialogue songs, alternate singing, singing with beat, rhythm and ostinato alternately and simultaneously using singing and clapping.
- Write rhythmic and melodic patterns maps, write rhythmic patterns from dictation increase length of exercises from 4 measure to 8 and 16. sight-read know patterns with song material using rhythm names, know solfeggio and/or words and neutral musical syllables.
- Listen to music from a variety of sources to recognize music based based on pentatonic scales.
- Incorporate, perform and recognize 1st and 2nd endings, variations and rhythmic and melodic ABA form.
- Move to and express form to the music in singing games, rhythm activities, simple dances, and musical conducting.
- Use Orff instruments and recorders in connection with the song material as an extension of the child's musical knowledge. Identify orchestral and band instruments and presentation of future school instrumental participation.