Grade 5 General Music

This year we will be working on double sticking with Orff instruments. We will be focusing on learning complex rhythms based off of the sixteenth notes. Also we will work on using different time signatures including, 2/4, 3/4. 4/4 and 6/8. We will be these time signatures and rhythms to work on a major project using GarageBand. The students are only allowed to use there body, clothes or voice to create rhythms or sounds. They will use the knowledge that they have gained from years of music class and create a song using the music form of Intro, A, B, A, B, C, B and Outro. This project has become a favorite for years because it is a project that they have to create from scratch and at the end they are sent the MP3 of the song to keep for themselves.

This year is all about making sure they retain music information in music history and music theory so they can be well prepared for 6th grade general music.