Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Fifth Grade Week 3 -- Our first group composition

This week in fifth grade music we continued working on our "School Rules" composition. Dr. Fulton's group, which has a smaller number, managed to get something up and running last week -- as seen in the video posted here. The other classes put together larger scales works in a "rondo" style. This is where individual groups efforts are strung together by alternating with a main theme. Several students observed that the compositions that began and ended on the same note had a more finished quality -- an excellent prelude to next week's discussion of melody.

Homework -- none this week. The melody worksheet I had planned to give you will instead be gone over in class.

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