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Silver Burdett Making Music

Fourth Grade

 

September:

 

Concept: Beat/Rhythm

Concept Lessons:

Unit 1, Lesson 3, Strong Beat/Weak Beat

Unit 2, Lesson 4, 4/4 Meter

Unit 3, Lesson 3 and Unit 4, Lesson 3,

Sixteenth notes and eighth/sixteenth combos

(i.e. ti-ki-ti-ki; ti ti-ki, ti-ki ti)

Unit 4, Lesson 11 and Unit 5, Lesson 2, time

 

Composer: J.S. Bach

Listening Lessons:

"French Suite" pg 238

"Air in D" pg 23

"Partita in E" pg 113

"Toccata in D minor" pg 233

 

Recorder:

Rhythm reading, initial technique, BAG on staff

 

Seasonal Songs:

Sourwood Mountain pg 65

 

Regular Songs they should learn, not included in lessons:

All Night, All Day pg 180

Happy Wanderer pg 89 (BE's started with the MMH pilot in 3rd)

My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean pg 338 (with my movements)

California Here I Come pg 287 (JD only, Randy teaches at BE)

 

October:

 

Concept: Melody

Concept Lessons:

Unit 1, Lesson 6, Pitch/Direction

Unit 1, Lesson 7, Pentatonic Scale (they haven't had before)

Unit 3, Lesson 6, Extended Pentatonic Scale

Unit 4, Lesson 8, Melodic Contour

 

 

 

 

 

Composer: Beethoven

Listening Lessons:

Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Rondo, pg 185

Symphony No. 6 The Storm pg 365

Symphony No. 9 Ode to Joy pg 151

 

Recorder:

BAG, emphasize melodic direction, add C

 

Seasonal Songs:

Little Shop of Horrors pg ?

My own Halloween collection including "Watch Out!"

 

Regular Songs they should learn, not included in lessons:

Cielito Lindo pg 270

Glendy Burke pg 262

 

 

November:

 

Concept: Form

Concept Lessons:

Unit 2, Lesson 5, Verse/Refrain Review, Call/Response

Unit 3, Lesson 5, ABA

Unit 4, Lesson 5, AABA

Unit 5, Lesson 5, Rondo

 

Composer: W.A. Mozart

Listening Lessons:

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Minuet, pg 71 (AABA I think)

Concerto in E-flat, Rondo, pg ? (Rondo)

 

Recorder:

BAGC and add D

Add Norm Sands piece in AABA form

 

Seasonal Songs:

For the Beauty of the Earth, pg 356

Soldier, Soldier pg 11 (Vet's Day)

 

Regular Songs they should learn, not included in lessons:

Cindy, pg 387

La Raspa, pg 302

Oh Susanna, pg 264

 

 

December: (occasionally interrupted by my concert schedule)

 

Concept: Expression

Concept Lessons:

Unit 2, Lesson 1, Tempo

Unit 3, Lesson 1, Legato/Staccato

Unit 4, Lesson 1, Dynamics

 

Composer: Antonio Vivaldi

Concerto for Two Trumpets pg 71

Four Seasons pg 75

 

Recorder:

BAGCD, add e

Start to use dynamics in playing

 

Seasonal Songs only:

Let It Snow

Ocho Kandelikas

Twelve Days of Christmas

Al Quebrar La Pinata

Harambee (Kwanzaa)

 

 

January:

 

Concept: Timbre/Harmony

Concept Lessons:

Unit 1, Lesson 9, Vocal Timbre

Unit 2, Lesson 10, Brass and Woodwind

Unit 3, Lesson 9, Strings

Unit 4, Lesson 9, Percussion

 

Composer: Chopin

Listening Lessons:

Prelude in A Minor pg ? (ask them where piano belongs, what family?)

Waltz in D-Flat (Minute) pg ?

 

Recorder:

BAGCDe, 2 part songs, Norm Sands

 

Seasonal Song:

We Shall Not Be Moved

 

 

 

Regular Songs they should learn, not included in lessons:

All songs should be rounds, partners, echoes

Kookaburra pg 186

Peace Round pg 348

 

February: new semester, new school

 

Concept: Beat/Rhythm

Concept Lessons:

Unit 1, Lesson 3, Strong Beat/Weak Beat

Unit 2, Lesson 4, 4/4 Meter

Unit 3, Lesson 3 and Unit 4, Lesson 3,

Sixteenth notes and eighth/sixteenth combos

(i.e. ti-ki-ti-ki; ti ti-ki, ti-ki ti)

Unit 4, Lesson 11 and Unit 5, Lesson 2, time

 

Composer: J.S. Bach

Listening Lessons:

"French Suite" pg 238

"Air in D" pg 23

"Partita in E" pg 113

"Toccata in D minor" pg 233

 

Recorder:

Rhythm reading, initial technique, BAG on staff

 

Seasonal Songs:

Love Somebody (not in 4th grade book but they like it)

 

Regular Songs they should learn, not included in lessons:

All Night, All Day pg 180

Happy Wanderer pg 89 (BE's started with the MMH pilot in 3rd)

My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean pg 338 (with my movements)

California, Here I Come pg 287 (JD only, Randy teaches at BE)

 

 

March:

 

Concept: Melody

Concept Lessons:

Unit 1, Lesson 6, Pitch/Direction

Unit 1, Lesson 7, Pentatonic Scale (they haven't had before)

Unit 3, Lesson 6, Extended Pentatonic Scale

Unit 4, Lesson 8, Melodic Contour

 

 

Composer: Beethoven

Listening Lessons:

Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Rondo, pg 185

Symphony No. 6 The Storm pg 365

Symphony No. 9 Ode to Joy pg 151

 

Recorder:

BAG, emphasize melodic direction, add C

 

Seasonal Songs:

Dayenu (Passover) pg ?

O Danny Boy pg 48

 

Regular Songs they should learn, not included in lessons:

Glendy Burke pg 262

Cindy, pg 387

 

 

April:

 

Concept: Form

Concept Lessons:

Unit 2, Lesson 5, Verse/Refrain Review, Call/Response

Unit 3, Lesson 5, ABA

Unit 4, Lesson 5, AABA

Unit 5, Lesson 5, Rondo

 

Composer: W.A. Mozart

Listening Lessons:

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Minuet, pg 71 (AABA I think)

Concerto in E-flat, Rondo, pg ? (Rondo)

 

Recorder:

BAGC and add D

Add Norm Sands piece in AABA form

 

Seasonal Songs:

For the Beauty of the Earth, pg 356

Sourwood Mountain pg 65

 

Regular Songs they should learn, not included in lessons:

Cielito Lindo pg 270

La Raspa, pg 302

Oh Susanna, pg 264

Sweet Betsy from Pike pg 244

 

 

May: occasionally interrupted by my concert schedule

 

Concept: Expression

Concept Lessons:

Unit 2, Lesson 1, Tempo

Unit 3, Lesson 1, Legato/Staccato

Unit 4, Lesson 1, Dynamics

 

Composer: Antonio Vivaldi

Concerto for Two Trumpets pg 71

Four Seasons pg 75

 

Recorder:

BAGCD, add e

Start to use dynamics in playing

 

Seasonal Songs:

Soldier, Soldier pg 11 (Memorial Day)

Spring and summer songs from my own collection

 

Regular Songs they should learn, not included in lessons:

Tina Singu pg 300

Wade in the Water pg 268

 

June:

 

Concept: Timbre/Harmony

Concept Lessons:

Unit 1, Lesson 9, Vocal Timbre

Unit 2, Lesson 10, Brass and Woodwind

Unit 3, Lesson 9, Strings

Unit 4, Lesson 9, Percussion

 

Composer: Chopin

Listening Lessons:

Prelude in A Minor pg ? (ask them where piano belongs, what family?)

Waltz in D-Flat (Minute) pg ?

 

Recorder:

BAGCDe, 2 part songs, Norm Sands

 

 

 

 

 

Regular Songs they should learn, not included in lessons:

All songs should be rounds, partners, echoes

Kookaburra pg 186

Peace Round pg 348