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  • Grade Four

     

    Grade 4 will provided you child with 34 hours of general music instruction, which is the equivalent of about 6 days of school time.  According to best practice and national music standards, lessons should take place in a dedicated and sepcifically designed music space for segments of no more than 45min sessions but not less than 30min sessions. Since we only get an hour a week, two 30min blocks would be best practice.

     
    This year's major outcomes include intermediate pitch matching, rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic ostinatos (repeated patterns) and understandings of rhythmic, melodic, and form elements through reading, writing, singing, improvising/creating, moving, playing, and listening.
     
    Rhythmic elements include the quarter-eighth figure (qe ) in compound meter (6/8) and syncopation (sync ), eighth/2-sixteenth (e-2s ), and 2-sixteenth/eighth (2s-e ) in simple meter.
     
    Melodically we move to hexachordal intervals including 1/2 steps with the introduction of Fa, giving us Do'-La-Sol-Fa-Mi-Re-Do-La,-Sol,
     
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    Rhythm Composition

    (4-sixteenths)

    Hoover:  Mid September

     

    IKE: TBD

    This composition was done to demonstrate competence with quarter notes and rests, eighth notes, and 4-sixteenth notes. *Review for returning students.

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    Melodic Composition

    (S-M-R-D)

    Hoover:  Tested Out

    IKE: TBD

     This composition was done to demonstrate competence with the melodic intervals and strategies for Sol-Mi-Re-Do. *Review or returning students.

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    Melodic Composition

    (L-S-M-R-D)

    Hoover:  On Conference Night (or just after)

    IKE: TBD

    This composition was done to demonstrate competence with the melodic intervals and strategies for La-Sol-Mi-Re-Do. *Review or returning students.

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    Rhythm Composition

    (compound time)

    Hoover: Tested Out


    IKE: TBD

    This composition was done to demonstrate competence in compound time which is a fancy way of saying beats that can contain more rhythms than usual. Instead of quarters, 2-eighths, and rests, each beat can contain dotted quarter notes, dotted quarter rests, or the 3-eighths (triplets) figure. *Review for returning students.

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    Melodic Composition

    (D'-LS-MRD)

    Hoover: Late October

    Rum River: TBD

    This composition was done to demonstrate competence with the melodic intervals and strategies for Do'-La-Sol-Mi-Re-Do. *Review or returning students.

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    Rhythm Composition

    (syncopation)

    Hoover: Early November

    IKE: TBD

    This composition was done to demonstrate competence with a the arrangement of a (short-long---short) rhythmic figure. Syncopation was the new rhythm. It is created by tying sounds across the beat without completely filling either.

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    Recorder Checklist

    (BAG)

    Hoover: Mid November

    IKE: TBD

    Six songs make up the list of BAG songs.  The final piece is in compound time and has three sections that will be played in RONDO form.  This form follows the idea of a return to the A section.  ABACA is Rondo form. You will see the grade earned printed next to each song on the sheet.  The white music sheet stays in their music folder (envelope).  The purple check list sheet is the one to be returned to me.

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    Recorder Checklist

    (BAG-E.)

    Hoover: Early December

    IKE: TBD

    Four BAGE songs make up this list. The first one includes a short hand notation for resting for multiple measures.  It shows 4 measures of rest. You will see the grade earned printed next to each song on the sheet.  The white music sheet stays in their music folder (envelope).  The purple check list sheet is the one to be returned to me.

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    Recorder Checklist

    (BAG-E.D,)

    Hoover: Late December

    IKE: TBD

    Jolly Old Saint Nicholas is a wonderful tool for learning BAGED.  It is a motivating song which means lots of practice on these notes.  Listen to your child play all these pieces.  You will see the grade earned printed next to each song on the sheet.  The white music sheet stays in their music folder (envelope).  The purple check list sheet is the one to be returned to me.

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    Recorder Checklist

    (D'-BAG-E.D,)

    Hoover: On Conference Night (or just after)

    IKE: TBD

    Four D'-BAG-E,D song make up with checklist. Listen to your child play all these pieces.  You will see the grade earned printed next to each song on the sheet.  The white music sheet stays in their music folder (envelope).  The purple check list sheet is the one to be returned to me.

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    Recorder Checklist

    (D'C'-BAG-E.D,)

    Hoover: TBD

    IKE: TBD

    Three D'C'BAG-E,D song make up with checklist. Listen to your child play all these pieces.  You will see the grade earned printed next to each song on the sheet.  The white music sheet stays in their music folder (envelope).  The purple check list sheet is the one to be returned to me.

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    Melodic Composition (D'-LS-MRD-L.S.)

    Hoover: TBD

    IKE: TBD

    This composition was done to demonstrate competence with the melodic intervals and strategies for Do'-La-Sol-Mi-Re-Do-La,-SoL,.

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    Rhythm Composition

    (compound time quarter-eighth)

    Hoover: Mid February

     
    IKE: TBD

    This composition was done to demonstrate competence in compound time which is a fancy way of saying beats that can contain more rhythms than usual. Instead evenly divided beats groups of 3 or 2/3 vs. 1/3 happen. A quarter and eighth is the new rhythmic figure. You can see that 1/4+1/8 = 3/8 giving the 2/3 (long) vs. 1/3 (short) reality. That gives the music a skipping or galloping feel.

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    Rhythm Composition

    (eighth & two sixteenths -L--SS)

    Hoover: Late April

    IKE: TBD

    This composition was done to demonstrate competence with notation in ratios.  We know how to write a long and two shorts (quarter-two eighths).  We now know how to half those fractions to created the same ratio with a faster tempo (eighth-two sixteenths).

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    Rhythm Composition

    (two sixteenths & an eighth -SSL---)

    Hoover: Late May

     
    IKE: TBD

    This composition was done to demonstrate competence with notation in ratios.  We know how to write a two shorts and a long (two eighths-quarter).  We now know how to half those fractions to created the same ratio with a faster tempo (two sixteenths-eighth).

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    Melodic Composition (D'-LSFMRD)

    Hoover: Mid May

    IKE: TBD

    This composition was done to demonstrate competence with the melodic intervals and strategies for Do'-La-Sol-Fa-Mi-Re-Do. The musical scale is made up of pitches that are steps from each other, however not all are full steps. With the addition of "Fa" we now have for the first time a 1/2 step. These intervals are difficult to sing tunefully, so we have avoided labeling them until our voices have matured and become skilled. Attaching a sound label to an out of tune interval is like producing an "ah" sound and calling it the letter B.

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    Recorder Checklist

    (D'C'BAG (f#)E,D,)

    Hoover:  TBD

    IKE: TBD

    D'C'BAG(F#)ED is the pitch set explored with these songs. Listen to your child play all these pieces.  You will see the grade earned printed next to each song on the sheet.  The white music sheet stays in their music folder (envelope).  The purple check list sheet is the one to be returned to me.

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    Recorder Checklist

    (E'D'C'BAG (f#)E,D,)

    Hoover:  TBD

    IKE: TBD

    E'D'C'BAG(F#)ED is the pitch set explored with these songs. Listen to your child play all these pieces.  You will see the grade earned printed next to each song on the sheet.  The white music sheet stays in their music folder (envelope).  The purple check list sheet is the one to be returned to me.

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    Recorder Checklist

    (E'D'C'BAG,E,D,C)

    Hoover:  TBD

    IKE: TBD

    E'D'C'BAG-EDC is the pitch set explored with these songs. Listen to your child play all these pieces.  You will see the grade earned printed next to each song on the sheet.  The white music sheet stays in their music folder (envelope).  The purple check list sheet is the one to be returned to me.

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    Recorder Checklist

    (E'D'C'BAGF,E,D,C)

    Hoover:  TBD

    IKE: TBD

    E'D'C'BAGFEDC is the pitch set explored with these songs. Playing the note "F" is a tricky fingering. That is why we leave it until last. Listen to your child play all these pieces. You will see the grade earned printed next to each song on the sheet. The white music sheet stays in their music folder (envelope).  The purple check list sheet is the one to be returned to me.

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