5th Grade Music

General Music in the Fifth Grade explores elements of rhythm and melody with sophistication and complexity. An emphasis is placed on the development of an holistic personal musicianship. Instrumental study is continued through work with the soprano recorder that began in fourth grade. Specific goals include:
  • Consistent use of the singing voice in the head voice register
  • Navigating early stages of voice change and associated pitch challenges
  • Development of part singing through rounds and canons
  • Review of known rhythmic elements
  • Recording musical ideas in stick and standard musical notation
  • Composition activities in stick & standard notation
  • Improvisation on the soprano recorder
  • Listening development with art music of major composers
  • Knowledge of band & orchestra instruments