6th Grade General Music meets daily for 12 weeks during the school year. The course is based on Silver Burdett's "Making Music" textbook series and covers three units. The students will learn how to play recorders by ear and from standard music notation, will investigate the elements of musical expression, and will analyze the forms of simple songs. Additional material and assignments will also be used to supplement the curriculum as appropriate.
Activities include singing, playing instruments, body percussion, reading and writing music notation, and listening. Aside from recorders, the students will have the opportunity to play percussion instruments from various cultures around the world.
Rotation: 12-week (Trimester)
Daily Schedule: Period 6B (12:37-1:21), Period 7 (1:24-2:08), Period 8 (2:11-2:55)
Units of Study