• Goshen Elementary  

    General Music  

    Fourth Grade 

    Curriculum map 

     

    Weeks Sept 8 – October 26:  Foundations of Music  

    • Review basic Elements and Principles of Rhythm
    • Note Values
    • Basic Singing
    • Beat: steady beat, strong/weak beat, meter, time signature, bar line 

    • Rhythm symbols: quarter notess, quarter rests, barred eighth note, half notes, half rests, dotted half notes, sixteenth notes, whole notes, whole rests

      Aurally identifying rhythms

      Visually identifying rhythms

      Reading rhythms

      Notating rhythms

      Improvising rhythms

      Composing rhythms

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    Weels October 27 – December 22:  Music is Tuneful

    • Review basic Elements and Principles of Rhythm
    • Note Values
    • Basic Singing
    • Melody: pitch, staff, solfege, treble clef, line notes, space notes, ledger lines, steps, skips, leaps, repeats, upward, downward, major, minor, tonal center 

    • Texture: ostinato, contrasting parts, harmony, thick, thin

    Weeks January 5 – March 11:  Music is Expressive 

    • Review basic Elements and Principles of Rhythm
    • Note Values
    • Basic Singing
    • Tempo: presto, largo, moderato, allegro, adagio

    • Dynamics: forte, piano, fortissimo, pianissimo, mezzo, crescendo, decrescendo

    • Articulation: staccato, legato, accent

    • Singing with expression

    • Playing instruments with expression

    • Moving with expression

    • Interpreting music and other media for expressive qualities

    Weeks March 12 – May 25:  Musical Instruments and Form 

    • Review basic Elements and Principles of Rhythm
    • Note Values Basic Singing
    • Timbre: classroom instruments, orchestral instruments, American folk instruments, world instruments, instrument families, ensembles, soprano, alto, tenor, bass, dark/bright

    • Form: repeating and contrasting sections, phrases, AB, ABA, verse/refrain, rondo, introduction, coda, 1st and 2nd endings, double bar line, repeat signs 

  • Music Georgia Standards of Excellence Georgia Department of Education May 3, 2018 

     General Music Fourth Grade 53.00500  

    Course Description: Enhances previous course through more in-depth exploration of creating, performing, and responding to music, while connecting the world of music to other areas of learning and personal endeavors.  

    Creating 

     ESGM4.CR.1 Improvise melodies, variations, and accompaniments.  

    1. Improvise rhythmic question and answer phrases using a variety of sound sources.  
    2. Improvise pentatonic melodies and accompaniments.  

    ESGM4.CR.2 Compose and arrange music within specified guidelines.  

    1. Create rhythmic and melodic motives to enhance literature.  
    2. Compose rhythmic patterns in simple meter (e.g. quarter notes, quarter rests, barred eighth notes, half notes, half rests, dotted half notes, sixteenth notes, whole notes, whole rests). 
    3. Compose melodic patterns.  
    4. Arrange rhythmic patterns to create simple forms and instrumentation.  

    Performing  

    ESGM4.PR.1 Sing a varied repertoire of music, alone and with others.  

    1. Sing accompanied and unaccompanied melodies within an appropriate range using head voice.  
    2. Sing with others (e.g. rounds, canons, game songs, partner songs, and ostinato).  
    3. Sing multiple songs representing various genres, tonalities, meters, and cultures, including at least one song in a foreign language.  
    4. Sing expressively, following the cues of a conductor.  

    ESGM4.PR.2 Perform a varied repertoire of music on instruments, alone and with others.  

    1. Perform rhythmic patterns with body percussion and a variety of instruments using appropriate technique.  
    2. Perform body percussion and instrumental parts, including ostinatos, while other students play or sing contrasting parts.  
    3. Perform simple major/minor melodic patterns with appropriate technique.  
    4. Perform multiple songs representing various genres, tonalities, meters, and cultures.  
    5. Perform instrumental parts expressively, following the cues of a conductor.  

    ESGM4.PR.3 Read and Notate music.  

    1. Read, notate, and identify, in various meters, iconic or standard notation (e.g. quarter notes, quarter rests, barred eighth notes, half notes, half rests, dotted half notes, barred sixteenth notes, whole notes, whole rests).  
    2. Read and notate melodic patterns within a treble clef staff.  
    3. Read, notate, and identify standard symbols (e.g. repeat sign, bar line, double bar line, 1st and 2nd endings, coda, time signatures, accent mark, crescendo/decrescendo).  

    Responding 

     ESGM4.RE.1 Listen to, analyze, and describe music.  

    1. Distinguish between repeating and contrasting sections, phrases, and formal structures (e.g. AB, ABA, verse/refrain, rondo, introduction, coda).  
    2. Describe music using appropriate vocabulary (e.g. fortissimo/pianissimo, presto/largo/moderato/allegro/adagio, legato/staccato, major/minor), intervals (e.g. step, skip, repeat, leap), timbre adjectives (e.g. dark/bright), and texture adjectives (e.g. thick/thin).  
    3. Identify and classify (e.g. families, ensembles) classroom, orchestral, American folk, and world instruments by sight and sound.  
    4. Aurally distinguish between various ensembles.  
    5. Aurally distinguish between soprano, alto, tenor, and bass instruments and voices.  
    6. Aurally identify tonal center. 

     ESGM4.RE.2 Evaluate music and music performances 

    1. Use teacher-provided and collaboratively developed criteria for evaluation of music and music performances (e.g. learned, student-composed, improvised).  
    2. Use formal and/or informal criteria to evaluate music and musical performances by themselves and others.  
    3. Refine music performances by applying personal, peer, and teacher feedback.  
    4. Explain personal preferences for specific musical works using appropriate vocabulary.  

    ESGM4.RE.3 Move to a varied repertoire of music, alone and with others.  

    1. Respond to contrasts and events in music with locomotor and non-locomotor movement.  
    2. Perform choreographed and non-choreographed movements.  
    3. Perform line and circle dances, including traditional folk dances.  

     Connecting  

    ESGM4.CN.1 Connect music to the other fine arts and disciplines outside the arts.  

    1. Discuss connections between music and the other fine arts.  
    2. Discuss connections between music and disciplines outside the fine arts.  

    ESGM4.CN.2 Connect music to history and culture.  

    1. Perform and respond to music from various historical periods and cultures.  
    2. Discuss how sounds and music are used in daily lives.  
    3. Describe and demonstrate performance etiquette and appropriate audience behavior.