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Arts Education, Grade 4, Music, 2006

1.) Perform a varied repertoire of music using vocal technique, pure head tone, good diction, good posture, proper pitch and rhythm, and breath control.

•  Singing intervals within the major pentatonic scale
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•  Singing legato and staccato
•  Singing songs of other cultures and countries
•  Singing using a variety of dynamics
2.) Sing in rounds or canons to create harmony.

•  Singing partner songs
3.) Improvise eight-beat melodies using "sol," "mi," "la," "re," and "do" with half notes, quarter notes, quarter rests, and syncopation.

4.) Perform simple chord progression on pitched instruments.

Example: I, V, I

5.) Perform simple melodies on pitched instruments.

Examples: recorders, barred instruments, keyboards

6.) Perform rhythm patterns, including syncopation and eighth- and sixteenth-note combinations on various rhythm instruments.

•  Playing melodic and rhythmic ostinati
7.) Create new words for familiar songs, indicating phrase structure.

8.) Improvise pentatonic melodies using a variety of sound sources, including electronic sources.

9.) Identify ledger-line notes C and B below the treble staff.

10.) Identify theme and variations in musical selections.

11.) Identify melodic sequences in a melody.

Example: motif from first movement of Ludwig von Beethoven's Symphony No. 5

12.) Classify orchestral instruments by family.

•  Identifying individual instruments by sight
•  Identifying individual instruments by sound
13.) Recognize styles of twentieth-century music.

Examples: jazz, pop, country

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