6th Grade Music

6th Grade Goals

General Music in the Sixth Grade culminates a child's musical study at the elementary level in Scappoose, practicing 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, and we'll spend time working on listening. Specific goals include:

  • 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