AREAS OF MUSICAL STUDIES-GRADE 5

  • AREAS OF MUSICAL STUDIES-GRADE 5

     

    1. PITCH

    *Identify steps, wide & narrow leaps, repeated tones, phrases, pentatonic scale (5-tone scale)

    * Identify pitch as highs and lows of tones

    *Demonstrate proper breath management, posture, diction, phrasing, tone quality appropriate for this age

    *Identify & sing with sight reading number (1-8) or solfege (do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti, do) in the key of C, using diatonic movement. Identify high do as 1 (High "Do")

     

    2. TONE COLOR

    *Identify duet, trio, quartet, chorus, voice ranges (soprano, alto, tenor, bass)

    *Aurally identify between major and minor tones

    *Hear, play and identify classroom instruments

    *Identify by sight and sound instruments from orchestral families

    *Differentiate between band and orchestra instruments

     

    3. DYNAMICS

    *Define & identify forte (loud- "f"), piano (soft- "p"), mezzo forte (medium soft - mp), mezzo forte - (medium loud- mf), very soft (pianissimo- very soft) and very loud (fortissimo-very loud).

    *Identifies crescendo & decrescendo symbols and their meanings.

     

    4. TEMPO

    *Define & identify allegro (fast), lento (slow), andante (walking), and moderato (moderately)

    *Define accelerando (gradually getting faster) and ritardando (gradually getting slower)

    *Identify time signatures: 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 6/8

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

     

    5. RHYTHM

    *Identify even and uneven patterns, syncopation, triplet rhythm patterns

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

    *Identify note and rest values 

     

    6. FORM

    *Identify & sing AB (verse/refrain); ABA, Rondo (ABACA)

    *Identify Introduction, Coda, Partner Songs, Round, Countermelody, descant

     

    7. NOTATION

    *Identify basic notational symbols including treble & bass clef signs,(whole, half, dotted half, quarter, dotted quarter, eighth notes, beamed and single) and corresponding rests

    *Identify staccato, legato, and accent symbols

    *Identify fermata, sharp, and flat symbols

    *Identify repeat signs, fine, D.C. al fine, D.S. and 1st & 2nd endings

    *Identify letter names of treble clef staff, including middle C

     

    8. APPRECIATION

    *Recognize various composers and their works

    *Recognize descriptive music selections

    *Identify music & instrument historically and from different cultures

    *Recognize & practice appropriate audience or performer behavior appropriate to the style of music performed.

    *Demonstrate respect for music performed by the student, by other students or professional performers.

     

    9. GENERAL

    *Participates in class activities and scheduled performances

    *Practices appropriate classroom and concert behavior