Third Grade

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Third Grade 2019-09-23T16:51:43-07:00

Welcome to Third Grade Music!

Recorder Karate


Click here to go to the Recorder Karate Dojo.  The user name is karate, and the password is Rubric 
In the Dojo, you can practice along with audio.

Sheet music

If you need the sheet music, click on the color belt you need below:
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Third Grade Overview

Third grade is an exciting year in our music program, because students will really start applying all their learning.
All third graders will spend a unit playing the recorder, followed by a unit playing the violin!
Solfege Singing solfege syllables (do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti, do) Using all accompanying hand signals.  Singing intervals using solfege. Singing corresponding notes with written solfege syllables (ex: do re mi mi do)
Dynamics Understanding, identifying, and using forte (f), fortissimo (ff), piano (p), Pianissimo (pp), mezzo piano (mp), mezzo forte (mf), sforzando (sfz), crescendo, decrescendo
Listening Weekly listening to a wide range of composers from the baroque, classical, and romantic music eras.  Identifying how the music makes us feel, if the piece is major or minor, identifying fast or slow tempos and loud or soft dynamics. Learning about composers. Identifying which instrument families and instruments are playing. Describing what pictures, emotions, or actions the music depicts. Identifying the form of a piece, Identifying past daily listening pieces.
Music notation Identifying and being able to clap, write, and play rhythms including quarter notes, quarter rests, half notes, half rests, whole notes, whole rests, dotted half notes, dotted whole notes, eighth notes, eighth rests, and dotted quarter notes
Note Names Locating and naming the spaces in the treble clef (F,A,C,E) lines in the treble clef (E,G,B,D,F), and lines and spaces of the bass clef
Instruments Hands-on experience with recorder, violin, hand drums, frame drums, and various percussion instruments.
Vocabulary Tempo, beat, pitch, percussion, instrument families, strings, woodwinds, brass, rhythm, melody, composer, dynamics, forte, piano, treble clef, major, minor, baroque, classical, romantic, time signature, measure, repeat sign, Woodwind family instruments: flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, piccolo, recorder, bass clarinet.   Brass Family instruments: trumpet, french horn, tuba, trombone, baritone, sousaphone,  String Family Instruments: violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar, banjo, mandolin, harp, accent, staccato, marcato, tenuto, canon, common time, meter, form, sharps, flats, naturals, half step, whole step, timbre, round