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Music Standards, Grade 4

Green =District Benchmarks (To be updated Spring 2010) Blue =Textbook: Bond, J., Boyer, R., Campbell-Holman, M., et.al. (2008) Spotlight on Music (Grade 4). New York: Macmillan McGraw-Hill. Orange =MN State Arts Standards: http://education.state.mn.us/mdeprod/groups/Standards/documents/Publication/013271.pdf Red= National Standards: Education World® : National Standards: Fine Arts: Music

1. Understanding elements: melody, rhythm, harmony, tone color, texture, form, vocabulary

Unit 1: Beat, meter, pitch, melody, quarter notes, half notes, eighth notes/rests, 4/4 meter, pentatonic scale

Unit 2: Sixteenth note patterns, Tonal center, staff, leger lines

Unit 3: Compound meter 6/8, skips and steps, add "fa"

Unit 4: Whole note, eighth rest, syncopation, tie, octave

Unit 5: Dotted quarter notes, major and minor, add "ti", Major Scale

Unit 6: Expression (Tempo, dynamics, articulation), Form, Augmentation, polyphony, homophony

2. Understand cultural/historic forms/traditions of music

Unit 1: Sing Spanish Folk song; listen to Joachim Rodrigo, Sing Hopi Lullaby, Listen to Pachelbel's Canon in D

Unit 2: Sing Kentucky, Appalachian, Tennessee Folk songs; Listen to and discuss John Williams, J.S. Bach

Unit 3:Sing American Railroad song, Irish Marching song, Calypso Jamaican Song, Listen to South American and Uruguay drum pieces, Listen to Contredanse by Rameau, sing song from Guatemala

Unit 4: Listen to Brazilian piece by Pixinguinha; Sing African American Spiritual; Sing Balkan Folk melody; Sing Chinese song about bamboo flute; Sing Railroad track laborer's song

Unit 5: Sing and dance: Akan Game song; Norwegian Dancing Song; Hebrew Dancing Song; Canadian College Song; Listen to Tchaikovsky, Renaissance music (Michael Praetorius), sing Puerto Rican Folk Song

Unit 6: Listen to/discuss fusion music; Sing Dutch spinning song; Sing Panamanian Folk Song;

3. Understand how musical elements are similar/different to other arts areas (form, line, texture)

Unit 1: Expressing peace through song and art (Picasso)

Unit 2: Poetry and rhythm ("The Woodpecker";

Unit 4: Story of Noah's Ark (African American Spritual and Hicks' painting "Noah's Ark"

Unit 5: Painting, song and dance about Watermills

Unit 6: Painting and song about Rivers

4. Sing, or play traditional instruments alone and in groups including part songs and rounds

Unit 1: Sing several songs, including "Peace Round"; Perform rhythmic patterns on classroom instruments, use body percussion to accompany "Canon in D"

Unit 2: Sing several songs including melody and countermelody for "Cotton-Eye Joe"; Play rhythmic accompaniment on classroom instruments

Unit 3: Sing several songs; Accompany "One Note Samba" with rhythm instruments; Learn and play the recorder

Unit 4: Sing several songs; play mallet instruments; play rhythm instruments

Unit 5: Sing several songs including the round "Viva la Musica"; accompany round with rhythm and mallet instruments

Unit 6: Sing several songs including "Bamboo" which has 3-note harmony; accompany "Bamboo" on mallet and rhythm instruments

5. Improvise and compose rhythms, melodies and accompaniment, using voice and/or instruments to express musical ideas.

Unit 2: Create a musical conversation using sixteenth note rhythms

6. Perform rhythmic, melodic and harmonic patterns on classroom instruments

Unit 1: Perform rhythmic patterns on classroom instruments, use body percussion to accompany "Canon in D"

Unit 2: Play rhythmic accompaniment on classroom instruments

Unit 3: Accompany "One Note Samba" with rhythm instruments; Learn and play the recorder

Unit 4: play mallet instruments; play rhythm instruments

Unit 5:accompany round with rhythm and mallet instruments

Unit 6: accompany "Bamboo" on mallet and rhythm instruments

7. Read and write music using a system of musical notation

Unit 1: Read rhythms with Quarter, eighth, half notes and rests; do re mi so la, read melodic contour

Unit 2: Read Sixteenth note rhythms; staff, ledger lines

Unit 3: Read steps and skips; add fa; identify pitch syllables on staff; move do; read rhythm in 6/8

Unit 4: Read whole note, eighth rests; play octaves on mallet instruments; read syncopated rhythms; read high do

Unit 5: Read dotted rhythms, ties; read mallet and rhythm instrument patterns; add ti; Major scale do-do in D Major

Unit 6: Write and perform rhythmic augmentation; read and perform accompaniments to "Bamboo"