• Third Grade Goals for Music

    I can hear and catagorize the difference between children’s, women’s and men’s voices.

    I can sort instruments into woodwind, brass, string, percussion and instruments from various cultures and explain the differences.

    I can identify specific musical events in aural music, define and use the symbols and terminology referring to rhythm, melody, timbre, form, tempo, dynamics, including presto, moderato, andante, fortissimo, forte, mezzo forte, mezzo piano, pianissimo, ff, mf, mp and pp.

    I can use letters to label repeating and contrasting phrases such as, AB and ABA, presented aurally in simple and complex pieces of work.

    I can read, improvise, create and notate 8-beat whole note/rest patterns that I hear in 2/4 and 4/4 meter in addition to previously learned note values.

    I can hear, read, write and reproduce previously learned melodic phrases and extended pentatonic melodic patterns including So and La.

    I can sing or play classroom instruments with accurate intonation and rhythm independently or in groups.

    I can sing songs or play a varied repertoire of music such as American folk songs and songs representative of local cultures independently or in groups.

    I can move alone or with others to a varied repertoire of music using gross motor, fine motor, locomotor, and non-locomotor skills and integrated movement such as hands and feet moving together.

    I can accompany a song by playing rhythmic ostinato while others play a different rhythmic ostinato.

    I can accompany a song by singing a melodic ostinato.

    I can sing or play a song that uses previously learned music symbols and terms referring to tempo and dynamics, including mezzo piano and mezzo forte, mf/mp.

    I can improvise, create and compose extended pentatoic patterns including previously learned melodic phrases including low So and low La.

    I can work with a group to create and perform a multi-part accompaniment to a song I know using simple, alternating and crossover bordun.

    I can perform a varied repertoire of songs, movement, and musical games representative of American and local cultures.

    I can hear the difference between music from diverse genres, styles, periods and cultures.

    I can respond verbally and through movement to short musical examples.

    I can describe a variety of compositions and formal or informal musical performances using a specific music vocabulary.

    I can relate music to other school disciplines.

    I can exhibit audience etiquette during live and recorded performances.