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Silver Burdett Making Music

Third Grade

 

September:

 

Concept: Beat/rhythm

Concept lessons: 

          Unit 1, Lesson 2, Patterns

          Unit 2, Lesson 3, Syncopation

          Unit 4, Lesson 2, ¾ time

          Unit 4, Lesson 3, Bar Lines

          Unit 5, Lesson 3, Duple and Triple Meter

Each lesson has a sub-lesson engrained, but not annotated here.

 

Composer: J.S. Bach

Listening Lessons:  Yo-Yo Ma cello pieces, Bach String Quartet

 

Special Activities for Grade Level:

           String Instruments - Unit 3, Lesson 10 String Family -

           String Family Instrumental Video (if we get these)

           Violin - Viola - Cello - String Bass (mini lessons about the instrument)

 

Seasonal Songs not in lessons:

           Hevenu shalom aluchem pg 378

 

Regular Songs they should learn, not included in lessons:

           I've Been Working on the Railroad pg 242

           It's a Small World pg 268

           Don Gato pg 352

 

 

October:

 

Concept: Melody

Concept Lessons:

          Unit 1, Lesson 7, Melodic Direction

          Unit 1, Lesson 9, Pentatonic Scale

          Unit 2, Lesson 8, Low La, Extended Pentatonic Scale

          Unit 5, Lesson 6, Pentatonic Scale

 

Composer:  Aaron Copland

Listening Lessons:  "Hoedown" from "Rodeo"

          "Billy the Kid"

          the one in the book

 

 

Special Activities for the Grade Level:

          Woodwind Instruments - Unit 5, Lesson 9 - Flutes of the World

           Mini-lessons about: flute - clarinet - saxophone - double reeds

 

Seasonal Songs:

           In the Pumpkin Patch pg 380

           Halloween Is….  Pg 382

           The Twelve Days of Halloween (my collection)

 

Regular Songs they should learn, not included in lessons:

           Take Me Out to the Ball Game pg 263 (right before World Series)

           Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious pg 7

           Never Smile at a Crocodile pg 100

 

 

November:

 

Concept:  Form

Concept Lessons: 

           Unit 1, Lesson 6, AB Form  

           Unit 3, Lesson 5, AB Form

           Unit 2, Lesson 5, Call and Response

           Unit 2, Lesson 6, Question and Answer

 

Composer: Native American Music

Listening Lessons:  3 pieces in the book series

 

Special Activities for the Grade Level:

           Instruments of the Native Americans

 

Seasonal Songs:

           Over the River and Through the Woods pg 384 (with hand motions)

 

Regular Songs they should learn, not included in lessons:

           We've Got Lots in Common (Charlotte's Web) pg 366

                * Note: move this song to coincide with class reading this novel.

            Lil' Liza Jane pg 140

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December:  (Often a "short month" due to my concert obligations)

 

Concept:  Expression

Concept Lessons: 

           Unit 1, Lesson 1, Dynamics

           Unit 2, Lesson 1, Tempo

           Unit 3, Lesson 1, Legato/Staccato

           Unit 5, Lesson 1, Dynamics

 

Composer:  Delibes

Listening Lesson:  Story of "Coppelia" told with the recording

 

Special Activities for the Grade Level:

           Brass Instruments

           Unit 5, Lesson 10, Brass Family

           As time permits (or loan to teachers), video "Arpeggio Meets the Brass Family"

 

Seasonal Songs only:

           Pages 386 to 404 cover Christmas, winter, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa

 

 

 

 

January:

 

Concept:  Harmony/Texture

Concept Lessons: 

           Unit 1, Lesson 11, Rounds

           Unit 2, Lesson 11, Echoes

           Unit 3, Lesson 12, Ostinatos

           Unit 4, Lesson 11, Partner Songs

 

Composer:  African-American Music

Listening Lessons:

           5 in book with listening pieces

 

Special Activities for the Grade Level:

           Percussion Instruments

           Pitched Percussion Free Exploration

           Non-Pitched Percussion Free Exploration

 

Seasonal Songs:

           Ichi-Gatsu pg 406

           Keep Your Eyes pg 408

 

 

Regular Songs they should learn, not included in lessons:

           Oh Won't You Sit Down pg 28

           Rounds and Ostinatos all over the book (and my collection)

           A Ram Sam Sam pg 208

              

 

February:  (New semester, other school)

 

Concept: Beat/rhythm

Concept lessons: 

          Unit 1, Lesson 2, Patterns

          Unit 2, Lesson 3, Syncopation

          Unit 4, Lesson 2, ¾ time

          Unit 4, Lesson 3, Bar Lines

          Unit 5, Lesson 3, Duple and Triple Meter

Each lesson has a sub-lesson engrained, but not annotated here.

 

Composer: J.S. Bach

Listening Lessons:  Yo-Yo Ma cello pieces, Bach String Quartet

 

Special Activities for Grade Level:

           String Instruments - Unit 3, Lesson 10 String Family -

           String Family Instrumental Video (if we get these)

           Violin - Viola - Cello - String Bass (mini lessons about the instrument)

 

Seasonal Songs:

           Back of the Bus pg 410

           Love Somebody pg ?

           Other Valentine and President Day songs (my collection)

 

Regular Songs they should learn, not included in lessons:

           I've Been Working on the Railroad pg 242

           It's a Small World pg 268

           Don Gato pg 352

 

 

March: 

 

Concept: Melody

Concept Lessons:

          Unit 1, Lesson 7, Melodic Direction

          Unit 1, Lesson 9, Pentatonic Scale

          Unit 2, Lesson 8, Low La, Extended Pentatonic Scale

          Unit 5, Lesson 6, Pentatonic Scale

 

Composer:  Aaron Copland

Listening Lessons:  "Hoedown" from "Rodeo"

          "Billy the Kid"

          the one in the book

 

 

Special Activities for the Grade Level:

          Woodwind Instruments - Unit 5, Lesson 9 - Flutes of the World

           Mini-lessons about: flute - clarinet - saxophone - double reeds

 

Seasonal Songs:

           St Patrick Was a Gentleman pg ?

           Leprechaun Song (my collection)

 

Regular Songs they should learn, not included in lessons:

           Take Me Out to the Ball Game pg 263 (right before World Series)

           Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious pg 7

          

 

 

April:

 

Concept:  Form

Concept Lessons: 

           Unit 1, Lesson 6, AB Form  

           Unit 3, Lesson 5, AB Form

           Unit 2, Lesson 5, Call and Response

           Unit 2, Lesson 6, Question and Answer

 

Composer: Native American Music

Listening Lessons:  3 pieces in the book series

 

Special Activities for the Grade Level:

           Instruments of the Native Americans

 

Seasonal Songs:

            Spring songs from my collection           

 

Regular Songs they should learn, not included in lessons:

           We've Got Lots in Common (Charlotte's Web) pg 366

                * Note: move this song to coincide with class reading this novel.

            Lil' Liza Jane pg 140

 

May: (Often short because of my concert obligations)

 

Concept:  Expression

 

Concept Lessons: 

           Unit 1, Lesson 1, Dynamics

           Unit 2, Lesson 1, Tempo

           Unit 3, Lesson 1, Legato/Staccato

           Unit 5, Lesson 1, Dynamics

 

Composer:  Delibes

Listening Lesson:  Story of "Coppelia" told with the recording

 

Special Activities for the Grade Level:

           Brass Instruments

           Unit 5, Lesson 10, Brass Family

           As time permits (or loan to teachers), video "Arpeggio Meets the Brass Family"

 

Seasonal Songs only:

           Songs from old series, spring and summer songs

 

Regular Songs they should learn, not included in lessons:

           Never Smile at a Crocodile pg 100

           Rockin' Robin pg 368

 

 

June: (often short because of classroom activities)

Concept:  Harmony/Texture

Concept Lessons: 

           Unit 1, Lesson 11, Rounds

           Unit 2, Lesson 11, Echoes

           Unit 3, Lesson 12, Ostinatos

           Unit 4, Lesson 11, Partner Songs

 

Composer:  African-American Music

Listening Lessons:

           5 in book with listening pieces

 

Special Activities for the Grade Level:

           Percussion Instruments

           Pitched Percussion Free Exploration

           Non-Pitched Percussion Free Exploration

 

Seasonal Songs:

           Ichi-Gatsu pg 406

           Keep Your Eyes pg 408

 

 

 

Regular Songs they should learn, not included in lessons:

           Oh Won't You Sit Down pg 28

           Rounds and Ostinatos all over the book (and my collection)

           A Ram Sam Sam pg 208