4th Grade Music

4th Grade Goals

Fourth Grade General Music builds upon the work done in the lower grades, exploring elements of rhythm and melody with increasing sophistication. Instrumental study is continued through work with the soprano recorder beginning in fourth grade. Specific goals include:Consistent use of the singing voice in the head voice register

  • Development of part singing through rounds and canons
  • Review of known rhythmic elements: ta, ti ti, tibi tibi, rest, half note
  • Dictation and 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