• Fourth grade classes receive music instruction twice a week for 30 minutes.  This equals 34 hours of general music time (about 6 school days).  We build on the skills we learned in kindergarten through third grade, so those concepts are also listed here.
     
    Musical Concepts
     
     
    Singing Development/Melody
    Accurate pitch within an octave range
    Sol,-La,-Do-Re-Mi-Fa-Sol-La-Do'
    Canon (Round)
    2 part songs
    3 part songs
     
    Rhythm
    Quarter note (walk)
    Two eighth notes (jogging)
    Quarter rest (silent) 
    Half note (ties)
    Half rest
    Four sixteenth notes
    Whote note
    Whole rest
    Three eighth notes
    Dotted quarter note
    Dotted quarter rest
    Dotted half note
    Syncopation
    One eighth two sixteenth note
    Two sixteenth one eighth note
    Eighth quarter in compound time
     
    Form
    Repeats (copies)
    AAAB, AABA, ABAB, ABAC
    Ostinato
    1st and 2nd endings
    Rondo
     
    Instruments
    Barred instruments
    Nonpitched for sound effects
    Bordun
    Recorder
     
    Improvisation
    Speech
    Rhythmic or Melodic