Fifth Grade

  • In fifth grade music, we begin by reviewing essential concepts learned in earlier grades. This includes:

    • Matching pitch
    • Keeping a steady beat
    • Echoing simple rhythms and melodic phrases
    • Musical elements such as loud/soft, high/low, and fast/slow
    • Musical notation

    Fifth grade music learning goals include:

    • Reviewing and reinforcing musical notation: note names and symbols on the staff
    • Matching and performing most solfege pitches
    • Reading and performing simple rhythms from musical notation, such as quarter, 8th, half, 16th, and whole notes/rests with numerical counting
    • Singing in 2-part harmony
    • Expanding knowledge of famous works and composers
    • Learning how to improvise during group songs and games
    • Performing, creating, and improvising on mallet instruments (soprano glockenspiels) and unpitched percussion
    • Performing, creating and improvising on bucket drums
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