General Music Grade 4 Version: 2010-2011

Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Music

Strand: Skills and Techniques/Performance

Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
Element: M4GM.1a
Sing melodies expressively using appropriate head voice accompanied and unaccompanied.
Element: M4GM.1b
Sing and perform with others speech cannons, rounds, ostinati, and partner songs.
Element: M4GM.1c
Sing from memory multiple songs representing various genres, tonalities, meters, and cultures including at least one song in a foreign language.
Element: M4GM.1d
Respond with appropriate dynamics, phrasing, and interpretation to the cues of a conductor.

Perform on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
Element: M4GM.2a
Perform simple melodic patterns from a major scale with appropriate technique.
Element: M4GM.2b
Perform instrumental parts while other students play or sing contrasting parts.
Element: M4GM.2c
Perform multiple songs representing various genres, tonalities, meters, and cultures.
Element: M4GM.2d
Perform instrumental parts expressively matching dynamics and tempo while responding to the cues of a conductor.

Reading and notating music
Element: M4GM.3a
Read rhythmic patterns including quarter note, quarter rest, eighth note, half note, dotted half note and whole note using traditional symbols in 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 meter.
Element: M4GM.3b
Notate rhythmic patterns including the use of quarter notes, quarter rests, eighth notes, half notes, dotted half notes and whole notes in response to teacher performance.
Element: M4GM.3c
Read simple melodies within a treble clef staff.
Element: M4GM.3d
Notate melodic patterns within a treble clef staff.

Strand: Creative Expression and Communication

Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments
Element: M4GM.4a
Improvise rhythmic patterns using a variety of sound sources and answers to given rhythmic questions.
Element: M4GM.4b
Improvise simple pentatonic melodies and accompaniments.

Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines
Element: M4GM.5a
Create rhythmic and/or melodic motives to enhance literature.
Element: M4GM.5b
Create simple songs using any of the following: quarter note, quarter rest, eighth note, half note, dotted half note or whole note within a pentatonic scale using simple meter.
Element: M4GM.5c
Arrange rhythmic and melodic patterns creating simple form and instrumentation.

Strand: Critical Analysis/Investigation

Listening to, analyzing, and describing music
Element: M4GM.6a
Distinguish between repeating and contrasting sections, phrases, and simple formal structures - AB, ABA, rondo, Introduction, and Coda.
Element: M4GM.6b
Describe music using appropriate music vocabulary (allegro, moderato, adagio, forte, mezzo, piano, upward, downward, step, skip), mood, and timbre adjectives.
Element: M4GM.6c
Identify and classify orchestral and folk instruments by sight and sound.
Element: M4GM.6d
Aurally distinguish between soprano, alto, tenor, and bass voices.

Evaluating music and music performances
Element: M4GM.7a
Evaluate musical performances of themselves and others.
Element: M4GM.7b
Explain personal preferences for specific musical works and styles using appropriate vocabulary.

Strand: Cultural and Historical Context

Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts
Element: M4GM.8a
Describe the relationship between music and the other arts.
Element: M4GM.8b
Describe the relationship between music and disciplines outside the arts.

Understanding music in relation to history and culture
Element: M4GM.9a
Perform, listen, move and/or distinguish between music from various historical periods and cultures (e.g. Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary periods and recognize prominent composers from each period).
Element: M4GM.9b
Describe the role of music and musicians in various historical time periods.
Element: M4GM.9c
Demonstrate appropriate audience behavior for the context and style of music performed.

Moving, alone and with others, to a varied repertoire of music
Element: M4GM.10a
Respond to melodic contour, contrasts, and events in music with gross and fine locomotor and non-locomotor movements.
Element: M4GM.10b
Perform choreographed and non-choreographed movements.
Element: M4GM.10c
Perform dances from various cultures including traditional folk dances with and without a partner.

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