4th Grade Music

  • 4th grade is a continuation of 3rd grade music.  More work is done on the recorders and drums as students get more involved and in depth with these instruments.  A strong focus is on reading notation to prepare for Middle school music.  We conclude the year with a unit on the Instruments of the Band/Orchestra so they can make wise decisions when picking instruments in the middle school.  

    Objectives  

    • Singing in two or more parts with a good singing voice using partner songs and rounds  
    • Understanding that music is a part of every culture   Understanding that music reflects culture  
    • Understanding that music can help shape the social and cultural climate of a society  
    • Understanding that playing and performing music is a vital part of every culture  
    • Use skills necessary to play music from different cultures    
    • Reading music through recorder performance  
    • Understanding how the size and shape affects the sound produced by an instrument  
    • Understanding how music can tell a story