Students explore and create rhythms through language and body percussion.
Students create arrangements of a melody and listen to recordings contrasting in style and genre.
Students brainstorm strategies to guide their listening as they describe and label music of different genres.
Students demonstrate expressive qualities of music through movement.
Students explore first and second endings by singing and moving.
Students learn to identify tension and release within a piece of music.
Students explore whispering, speaking, singing, and calling voices.
Students read, perform, and compose four-beat rhythmic patterns.
Students perform and create rhythmic patterns using their bodies.
Students explore a variety of rhythms from around the world.
Students identify phrases in a known song and create new patterns of music.
Students explore different ways to change a simple sentence and melody to understand the concept of theme and variation.
Students create nonsense syllables and improvise on a familiar or created melody.
By listening to and looking at the qualities of various scales, students learn to identify the differences between the major, minor, and blues scales.