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HOLY NAME MUSIC

 

MUSIC 

 

Classroom Rules:

M - Make Wise Choices

U - Use Kind Words

S - Show Respect

I - Involve Yourself

C - Come Prepared

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Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten:

Students explore fundamental melodic and rhythmic concepts through singing songs, playing rhythm instruments and playing games. Student learning objectives for this grade include (but are not limited to);

Recognizes the difference between high and low sounds

Recognizes the difference between loud and soft sounds

Move to a steady beat

Play a steady beat on instruments

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Grade 1 and Grade 2:

Students expand upon and refine melodic and rhythmic skills. Students develop a larger music vocabulary as they learn how to define and describe what they hear in classroom songs. Student learning objectives for this grade include (but are not limited to);

Understand AB and ABA form

Understand the difference between steady beat and rhythm

Recognize the difference between fast and slow music

Read and play simple rhythms (including quarters, half and eighth notes/rests)

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Grade 3:

During the first half of the school year, students work to recall and maintain all previous skills and vocabulary. During the second half of the year, students begin learning how to read music in preparation for playing melodic instruments (i.e., Recorder) in 4th grade.  Student learning objectives for this grade include (but are not limited to);

Singing with more control and accuracy

Read and understand dynamic markings (including forte, piano, and crescendo, decrescendo)

Know the symbols for Staff and Treble Clef (G Clef)

Understand basic music reading principles (Letter name, musical alphabet: a b c d e f g)

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Grade 4:

Students continue in their learning and practice of reading music. This is the first year students participate in chorus (combined with 5th grade), students perform and play an important role in the Christmas Play as the choir. This is also the first year students play recorder. Students learn to play recorder through a progressive program called Recorder Karate. Students are also given the opportunity to begin playing a string instrument if they show interest. Student learning objectives for this grade include (but are not limited to);

Singing in two parts (rounds and two-part)

CHORUS

Read and understand dynamic markings (including mezzo forte, forte, mezzo piano, piano, and crescendo, decrescendo)

RECORDERS

Understanding of Solfege syllables and hand symbols

Hear and identify Major and minor sounds

Know the terms: Bar line, double bar and measure

STRING INSTRUMENTS (optional)

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Grade 5:

Students refine their music reading skills as well as begin writing music. Students once again take part in the chorus (with the 4th grade) and in the Christmas Play, this concludes their final year of chorus. Students complete the Recorder Karate program. Student learning objectives for this grade include (but are not limited to);

Singing in tune with good tone quality

CHORUS

RECORDERS

Sing and play ostinatos

Recognize and read time signatures

STRING INSTRUMENTS (optional)

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Grade 6-8:

Students enter a more academically focused music curriculum. The elementary years have set a foundation of understanding and application of general music concepts and skills. The middle school years allow students to use what they have learned in a higher capacity and creative ways. Students demonstrate this through both individual and group projects and exams. Sixth through eighth grade students still have musical performance opportunities, like Arts Nights and the yearly Christmas concert. Eighth grade students perform the acting roles for the First Christmas Play each year. Subjects studied include (but are not limited to);

Basic Music Theory Principles

Music Analysis

Further study of Hymns

Composition

Music History

Composer Biographies and Influence

Music Terminology

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