Betty Adams Music Home Page

ANNOUNCEMENTS:


Click on "Documents" for lyrics sheets to practice from.  It is titled "Grammar Rocks" lyrics and is in the "Grammar Rocks script pages" folder.
  Please have your child rehearse these at home whenever they can!


Looking for the rehearsal schedule?

Click on "Music Events Calendar" above! 


CHOIR


Our spring concert will be on Thursday, May 17th at 2:30 PM and 7:00 PM. 


CHOIR for 4th-6th grade students will be on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:00-8:30.


The first rehearsal will be on Tuesday, January 23rd.


REHEARSAL DATES:

Tuesday, January 23rd

Wednesday, January 24th

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Tuesday, February 6th

Wednesday, February 7th

Tuesday, February 13th

Wednesday, February 14th

Tuesday, February 27th

Wednesday, February 28th

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Tuesday, March 6th

Wednesday, March 7th

Tuesday, March 20th

Wednesday, March 21st

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Tuesday, April 3rd

Wednesday, April 4th

Tuesday, April 17th

Wednesday, April 18th

Tuesday, April 24th

Wednesday, April 25th

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Tuesday, May 8th

Wednesday, May 9th

Tuesday, May 15th

Wednesday, May 16th

CONCERT:  Thursday, May 17th


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4TH GRADE PROGRAM


4th grade students will present, "Grammar Rocks!" on Tuesday, May 15th at 2:30 PM and 7:00 PM.  

Auditions will be on Thursday, January 25th at 8:00 AM and 3:20 PM.


SPEAKING PART REHEARSALS (8:00-8:30 AM, MUSIC ROOM):

Thursday, February 8th

Thursday, February 15th

Thursday, March 1st

Thursday, March 8th

Thursday, March 22nd

Thursday, April 5th

Thursday, April 19th

Thursday, April 26th

Thursday, May 10th


ALL 4TH GRADE REHEARSAL

We will have ONE rehearsal to put everything together.  All 4th graders are required to attend!!

Monday, May 14th, 3:30-4:30 PM, gym

THE PROGRAM is the next day (May 15th) at 2:30 and 7:00 PM.


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Welcome to the Betty Adams music page!  I'm excited for a fun year of music-making.  Besides the 2nd, 4th, 6th grade and choir programs, we'll have fun learning about new instruments and music.  Here are concepts and skills your kids will learn by grade level:
 
Kindergarten:  beat/no beat, fast/slow, high/low, singing together/alone, steady beat, basic instrument technique (limited to smaller/easier instruments), responding to music through movement and dance
 
1st grade:  singing voice development (so-mi, la), high/low, fast/slow, steady beat, beat vs. rhyhtm, basic rhythms (quarter note/eighth notes), basic instrument technique, song types and symbols (AB form, repeat sign, double bar line at end, phrase) and movement
 
2nd grade:  singing voice development (add do and re to mi-so-la), new rhythms (half note, whole note), 4 and 8 beat rhythmic patterns, step/skip/repeat in music, playing borduns (accompaniment) on instruments, song types and symbols (ABA form, verse/refrain, fermata, piano/forte, crescendo/decrescendo), simple 2-part rounds, movement/dance
 
3rd grade:  singing voice development, new rhythms (dotted half note, four sixteenths), time signatures (like a map key for rhythm and grouping beats together), playing 2-3 parts together in ensembles (including pentatonic), 2-part rounds, treble clef notation, musical forms (1st/2nd endings, rondo, fine), dynamics (louder/quieter), playing staccato (separated notes) and legato (smooth notes), recorder, Native American music, movement/dance
 
4th grade:  singing voice development (3-part rounds; add ti to other notes), new rhythms (single eighth note, dotted quarter-eighth, triplet), review of treble clef notation with 5-line staff, instruments of the orchestra, 3-4 part rounds, musical forms (D.C. al fine, D. S. al fine, theme and variations), chords, dynamics (expand range to include medium-level sounds), African music/games, movement/dance
 
5th grade:  pentatonic and diatonic scales scales, 3-4 part rounds, bass clef notation, syncopation (single eight-quarter-single eighth), new rhythms (dotted quarter-eighth, two sixteenths-eighth and eighth-two sixteenths), I-IV-V7 chords in the key of C, F and G, key signatures (like a map key for which notes to play), two part harmony/common chord progressions (included with jazz), 12-bar blues, compositions, movement/dance
 
6th grade:  Singing development (crossing the "break," maintaining own part), scales for C, F and G, new rhythms (dotted eighth-sixteenth and sixteenth-dotted eighth, triplet), 2-part chordal harmony (accompanying with two chords), new meters (5/4, cut time or 2/2), 2-part chord harmony, musical forms (suite, fugue, review of 12-bar blues), movement/dance