Music

Music
 
Melody McGarrahan

     Every Class goes to Music once a week. Across the school year we learn about steady beat, tempo (the speed of music, fast or slow), melody (how notes go up and down), dynamics (the volume of music, loud and soft), notation (how to read music), and how to move to the beat, whether that be clapping, marching, etc. We learn to play various rhythm instruments (sticks, tambourine, drum, etc.). We also learn some seasonal (appropriate holiday) music, and songs to perform at programs. Fourth Graders learn about the families of instruments that play in an orchestra; Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion. We also go on a field trip to see a Symphony Orchestra play a concert.