5th Grade Music

Welcome 'Bach' to School!

What Will Fifth Grade Learn in Music?


RHYTHM

Beat vs. Rhythm

Pulse

Dotted quarter note, eighth note

Question-Answer (body percussion)

Rhythm: eighth note, 2 sixteenth notes

2 sixteenth notes, 1 eighth note 

Conduct in 4

Question-Answer (unpitched instruments)

Mixed meter

Time signature: 5-4

 

MELODY

Vocal technique

Vocal repertoire

Patriotic Music

Speech Songs

Grandparents Song

Solfege: Do Re Mi Sol La

Proper vocal technique

Vocal repertoire

St. Nicholas song

Christmas songs

Martin Luther King song

Solfege: DRM

Minor scale

Modes: Mixolydian, Dorian

Question-Answer (pitched instruments)

COuntermelody

Descant

Question-Answer (Soprano Recorder)

Soprano Recorder (B-A-G-E-D-C’-D’-F#-C-F)


HARMONY

Ostinato 

I-V

FORM

Phrase 

Rondo

Proper vocal technique

Vocal repertoire

St. Nicholas song

Christmas songs

Martin Luther King song

Solfege: DRM

Minor scale

Modes: Mixolydian, Dorian

Question-Answer (pitched instruments)

Countermelody

Descant

 

FORM

1st/2nd endings

Theme and Variations

 

TIMBRE

Proper vocal technique

Major/minor

Canon/round

Chord progressions: I-VII, I-IV-V

Partner songs

3-part score reading

Part singing

Mallet technique

Simple bordun (chord)

Ostinato

Found Sounds

INSTRUMENTS

Unpitched percussion instruments: Drums

Hand drum technique

Body Percussion (clap, snap, pat, stomp)

Expression

Mezzo forte

Orchestral families

Pitched percussion (wood vs. metal)

Mallet instruments: Glockenspiel, Metallophone, Xylophone