AREAS OF MUSICAL STUDIES-GRADE 4

  • AREAS OF MUSICAL STUDIES-GRADE 4

     

    1. PITCH

    *Identify pitch as highs and lows of tones

    *Identify melodic direction as upward, downward, or repeated

    *Accurately repeat pitches of do, re, mi, sol, la, do

    *Correlate solfege to numerical scale degrees (1,2,3,5,6,8)

     

    2. TONE COLOR

    *Hear, play, and identify classroom instruments

    *Identify visually & aurally voice ranges (soprano alto, tenor, bass)

    *Identify terms (duet, trio, quartet, chorus)

    *Identify orchestral families and instruments such as the flute, tuba, violin, tympani and their ranges

    *Identify instrumental ensembles (orchestra, jazz band, marching band)

     

    3. DYNAMICS

    *Define & identify forte

    *Define & identify forte (loud, "f", piano (soft, "p"), Mezzo forte (med.loud, "mf") mezzo piano (med.soft, "mp"), very loud (fortissimo, "ff"), very soft (pianissimo, "pp")

    *Identify crescendo & decrescendo symbols and their meanings

     

    4. TEMPO

    *Identify & perform terms: Allegro (fast), Lento (slow), Andante (walking), and moderato (moderate).

    *Identify & perform terms: Accelerando, (getting gradually faster) and ritardando (gradually getting slower)
     

     

    5. RHYTHM

    *Identify & perform simple patterns in 4/4 with whole, half, quarter, eighth notes and corresponding rests and dotted half and dotted quarter notes

    *Identify note and rest values whole, half, quarter, 8th, dotted quarter, dotted half

    *Identify and perform rhythm pattern of syncopation (syn-co-pa) *Identify time signature: 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, and 6/8

    *Conduct songs in 2/4,3/4,and 4/4

     

    6. FORM

    *Sing and identify contrasting phrases & sections; AB (verse/refrain) or ABA

    *Identify Rondo Form (ABACA) *Identify thick & thin texture

     

    7. NOTATION

    *Identify basic notational symbols including treble & bass clef signs, bar lines, measures, double bar lines

    *Identify whole, half, dotted half, quarter, dotted quarter, 8th notes and corresponding rests

    *Identify fermata, sharp, and flat symbols *Identify repeat signs, fine, D.C. al fine and coda

     

    8. APPRECIATION

    *Recognize various composers and their words

    *Recognize descriptive music selections *Identify music & instruments historically and from different cultues (bagpipes, koto, etc.)

    *Recognize and practice audience or performer behavior appropriate to the style of music performed *Demonstrate respect for music performed by other students or professional performers

     

    9. GENERAL

    *Participate in class activities and scheduled performances *Practice appropriate classroom and concert behavior