3rd Grade

Welcome to 3rd Grade music with Mrs. G! In 3rd grade we focus more on music theory, and reading music on a staff. Throughout the year, students will be composing music themselves, and creating sound songs with different instruments. Below are the Indiana music standards we will be working on this year: 

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*Sing warm-up exercises while listening for good diction, posture, and tone quality

*Sing acapella with appropriate dynamics and phrasing

*Sing a memorized song that emphasizes the cultural heritage of class members

*Sing an ostinato or partner song while maintaining a steady tempo

*Follow the conductor

*Play a given pitch pattern

*Echo rhythmic or melodic patterns

*Play an easy ostinato accompaniment independently

*Maintain a steady beat on a percussion instrument

*Play a short melody using appropriate dynamics

*Play an instrument with a group, following the cues of a conductor

*Read and write whole, half, quarter, and eighth notes and rests in 2/4 and 4/4 time signatures

*Read pitch notation by the letter names on the lines and spaces of the treble clef

*ID melodic direction in written pitch notation as moving up or down by steps or skips

*ID and explain dynamic markings for forte, mezzo forte, mezzo piano, piano, crescendo, and diminuendo (decrescendo)

*ID and explain symbols for a fermata, octave, and D.C. al fine

*Respond on a melodic or rhythmic instrument to teacher given phrases

*Create simple rhythmic or melodic ostinatos on a traditional or non-traditional instrument

*Invent short songs or pieces using several types of sounds

*Create a song with the teacher’s guidance, and record it on tape or by notating it

*Notate a short melody

*Play a short melody using traditional or non-traditional sounds

*Diagram musical forms such as AB or ABA

*Use movement to indicate changes in the form of the music, and talk about those changes

*Write a glossary of musical terms

*ID various instruments by sight or sound

*Use movements to demonstrate understanding of the musical events being heard

*Compare and contrast two or more meanings of term used in the arts

*Relate ideas learned or discussed in music to other situations in life

 

*ID familiar pieces of music from other eras

*ID a piece of music from a cultural background in addition to those represented in the class

*Discuss suitable music for special occasions and rituals

*Compare two or more performances and compositions

*Discuss likes and dislikes of musical examples using familiar musical terms