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SILVER BURDETT MAKING MUSIC

SIXTH GRADE

 

NOTABLE LESSONS:

 

Beat/Rhythm:

U. 1, L. 3 - dotted eighth-sixteenth; eighth, 2 sixteenths (ti, ti-ki), pickups

U. 2, L. 2 - Meter in 3

U. 3, L. 2 - augmented and diminished song rhythms

U. 4, L. 2 - 2/2 time, cut time

U. 5, L. 2 - Syncopation

U. 6, L. 3 - mixed meter

 

Melody:

U. 1, L. 6 - melodic patterns, reading pentatonic

U. 2, L. 8 - major scale

U. 3, L. 9 - mixolydian mode

U. 4, L. 8 - melodic sequences

U. 5, L. 7 - Intervals

U. 6, L. 7 - Intervals, 4th and 5th

 

Form:

U. 1, L. 4 - Bridge, Coda, Refrain

U. 2, L. 4 - aabb, AABB

U. 3, L. 5 - aaba, AABA

U. 4, L. 4 - 3 pt rounds

U. 5, L. 4 - Theme and Variations

U. 6, L. 5 - Through-composed form (why is this important, don't know, listed as Core)

 

Expression:

U. 1, L. 1 - dynamic changes

U. 2, L. 1 - dynamic changes

U. 3, L. 1 - dynamic changes

U. 4, L. 1 - tempo

U. 5, L. 1 - changing tempos

U. 6, L. 1 - tempo rubato

 

Timbre:

U. 1, L. 9 - vocal timbre

U. 2, L. 11 - vocal timbre

U. 3, L. 11 - strings

U. 5, L. 9 - vocal timbres of the world

U. 6, L. 10 - SATB choir

 

 

Texture/Harmony:

U. 1, L. 11 - layered ostinatos

U. 3, L. 12 - melody, countermelody

U. 4, L. 11 - chordal accompaniment

U. 5, L. 10 - Harmony in 3rds

U. 6, L. 12 - Homophonic and polyphonic sound

 

Possible use for Choir:

"A Brand New Day" - pp 7-9 (tempo slow on CD)

"Give My Regards to Broadway" - pg 39

"Greensleeves" - pg 49

"Sing a Song of Peace" - pp 66-67

warm ups on page 91, 126 of TE (bottom), Mozart canon "Alleluia" on pg 133

"Dona Nobis Pacem" - pg 125

"Hava Nagila" pg 153

"Siyahamba" pp 212-215 (but I don't think I like as well as MMH's StM version)

"Cowboy's Christmas Ball" pp 239

"Caroling Caroling" (Burt) pg 458

"The Joy of Kwanzaa" pp 462-465

 

 

Use for 6th grade unit on 20th century music (if I continue):

"Rock and Roll is Here to Stay" pp 36-37 (1958)

"El Condor Pasa" pp 46-47 (1960s, Simon and Garfunkel)

"What a Wonderful World" pp 62-63 (Louis Armstrong)

"Blue Skies" pp 88-89 (Irving Berlin)

"Birthday" pp 90-91 (The Beatles)

"Scarborough Fair" pg 95 (1960s, Simon and Garfunkel)

"I Got Rhythm" pg 101 (George Gershwin)

"In the Mood" (listening piece - Glenn Miller)

"Swanee" pg 118 (George Gershwin)

"Strike Up the Band" pg 135 (George Gershwin)

"Alexander's Ragtime Band" pg 136-138 (Irving Berlin)

"Mr Tambourine Man" pg 150 (Bob Dylan, 1960s)

"Don't Be Cruel" pg 255 (1950s)

Elvis Presley Music Makers pg 254 (1950s)

Beatles Music Makers pg 257 (1960s)

"Penny Lane" pg 257 (listening - The Beatles)

"Downtown" - pg 258-259 (Petula Clark- 1960s)

"Surfin' USA" pg 260-261 (Beach Boys - 1960s)

"Purple People Eater" pg 448 (1950s, or Halloween)

 

Patriotic:

America pg 484

America the Beautiful pg 485

Star Spangled Banner pg 486-487