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Fourth Grade

In Fourth Grade, we aim to…

  • Sing with accurate pitch and rhythm
  • Practice Solfege
  • Work in different meters (2/4, 3/4, 4/4)
  • Analyze American Folk music and Patriotic music
  • Compare and contrast sounds from many ensembles, such as band, orchestra, and chorus
  • Compose and perform original music
  • Use traditional and non-traditional sounds and instruments
  • Discuss musical elements such as form, texture, tone, color, and harmony
  • Critique musical performances

In the first half of the year, we are focused on folk music and rhythms, then we write our own songs!

Our first project is writing Variations on a theme!

In this video, the original melody is changed to match the style of many different composers.  This kind of composition is called Theme and Variations:


Next, we will be exploring Ostinato:


Also in fourth grade you can join Choir, Band, and Orchestra!

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