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Weeks 1-9

Vocabulary and Activities will vary according to grade level.

Week

Concept

Objective

Vocabulary

Activities

1

Beat

Beat is the heartbeat of music, identify beat in music, distinguish strong and weak beats and organize them into measures

Beat, strong beat, weak beat, measures

Watch Quaver video on Beat, complete the quiz, IWB games, students will play strong and weak beats

2

Meter

Meter is the organization of beats, distinguish between measures of  2, 3 and 4 beats

Meter, march, waltz

Watch Quaver video on Meter, complete the quiz, IWB games

3

Tempo

Tempo is the speed of the music, how does tempo affect the feel of  a piece

Tempo, largo, moderato, presto, metronome

Watch Quaver video on Tempo, complete the quiz, IWB games, students will move and respond to music of different tempos

4

Rhythm

Recognize that rhythm is the foundation of all musical styles, differentiate between main beat and rhythm

Main beat, rhythm, measure

Watch Quaver video on Rhythm, complete the quiz, IWB games, students will work in groups to create different rhythms

5

Duration

Whole, half, quarter, and eighth notes are essential to basic music writing.

Duration, whole note, half note, quarter note, eighth note

Watch Quaver video on Duration, complete the quiz, IWB games, learn and sing the duration song

6

Pitch

Distinguish and perform high and low sounds

Pitch, bass, soprano, trio,vocal cords, interval

Watch Quaver video on Pitch, complete the quiz, IWB games, students will differentiate between high and low pitches, and create various pitches using their voice.

7

Lines and Spaces

Identify notes on lines and spaces, correctly place stems on the staff, begin writing melodies

FACE, lines, spaces, chords

Every Good Boy Does Fine

Watch Quaver video on Lines and Spaces, complete the quiz, IWB games

8

African American

African American Music – learn types and purposes  of songs sung and instruments that were used

 

Watch “Follow the Drinking Gourd”  talk about code songs

9

African American

African American Music – learn types and purposes  of songs sung and instruments that were used

 

Listen and sing African songs while playing along using African inspired instruments. (Kumbaya)

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