FIFTH GRADE

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    Overview

    At the fifth grade level the student is experiencing music, singing in harmony, exploring music history, is introduced to music from other countries, and is reading and interpreting music.

    Objectives
    Students will:

    • Explore harmony through singing a round in 3 parts, partner songs, songs with descants and songs with soprano and alto parts
    • Discover the importance of music throughout the history of our country (spirituals, railroad songs, sea chanteys, cowboy songs, ballad, country, rock and roll, jazz and musical theater)
    • Compare and contrast different songs and pieces
    • Accompany singing by using melody and/or rhythm instruments
    • Explore music through movement
    • Identify soprano, alto, tenor and bass voices
    • Recognize and identify instruments of the orchestra
    • Explore major and minor sounds
    • Read and interpret music (meter, tempo, dynamics, notes, etc.)
    • Explore musical sounds from around the world
    • Identify notes on staff · Experience different types of music