West Jeff Elementary

1st Grade will continue exploring sound/silence; 2/4, 4/4, and 6/8 meter. In addition we will learn basic mallet techniques as well as add songs to our repertoire.

2nd Grade will be working on vocal technique and contour. We will also continue to learn the basics of instrumental and vocal ostinati along with mallet technique on pitched instruments.

3rd Grade will be working on advancing our rhythmic knowledge this trimester. In addition, we will gain more experience with our Orff instruments as well as specific timbres in music such as crescendo and decrescendo.

4th Grade will discover syncopation, ostinato and rondo in music. We will also work with various pitched and unpitched percussion instruments. Toward the end of the trimester, we will begin to play recorders.

5th Grade will learn more about pulse, conducting in 4, and Major/minor. We will also learn basic songs and notes on recorder as well as playing technique on various pitched and unpitched percussion instruments.