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Elementary Music Curriculum Outline – Grade 4 Outcomes added to Grade one are in bold Singing/Saying

Playing Instruments

Creating/Improv.

Reading/Writing

Listen/Analyze

Vocabulary

Student Demonstrates:

Student Demonstrates:

Student Demonstrates:

Student Demonstrates:

Student Recognizes:

Student Recognizes::

Sol, La Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Do’

Pitch • • • • •

Accurate use of singing voice Melodic patterns Tonal Center (Do-based) Steps, skips & repeats Recorder : E, G A B C’ D’

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5-line staff Line vs. space Higher (la) G-clef

q qr Q h H h. qttt qrr q. w qrt eqe

Rhythm/Meter

• Rhythmic speech

Harmony

• Vocal exploration • Pitched vs. Unpitched • High & Low

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Song ostinati Poetry ostinati Partner songs/poems Cannon/Rounds

High & Low Mi, Sol, La Higher Major vs. Minor

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Pitch Staff Tonal center Pentatonic Scale

• Beat • Beat vs. rhythm • Duple vs. Triple

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All known rhythms Measure Barline Time Signature

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Beat competency Long & Short Walk & Jogging Rhythm Duple vs. Triple

• Language and rhythm

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Chord bordun Broken bordun Rocking bordun Rhythmic ostinati accompaniment

• Quarter note ostinati • Rhythmic ostinati accompaniment

• Melody alone vs. accompanied • cannon/rounds

• Melody • Chord Bordun • cannon/round

• Melodies & Rhythms using elemental forms

• Introduction • Elemental forms (aaab, aaba, abab, abba, abac) • phrases • Piano vs. forte • Verse & Refrain

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Form

Expressive Qualities

• Loud & Soft • Fast & Slow • Expressive speech

• Loud & Soft • Fast & Slow • High & Low

• Sound exploration (pitched and unpitched)

Movement

• Skip/walk/hop beat while singing

• Mallet technique (pinch/grab) • Skip/walk/hop/etc to beat • Alternation of hands

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Self vs. shared space Levels Traveling vs. stationary Pathway

• Dotting rhythm & language • Tie • Measure • Barline • 2/4 3/4 4/4 Meter

Loud & Soft Fast & Slow High & Low Tone Color Multicultural works Historical works Popular works

Form Phrase Repeat Sign Verse & Refrain

• Dynamics • Tempo

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self vs. shared space levels Traveling vs. stationary Pathway Circle vs. line Longways set

Grade 4  

Listen/Analyze • Skip/walk/hop beat while singing • self vs. shared space • levels • Traveling vs. stationary • Pathway • Circle vs. line •...