Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fifth Grade Week 4 -- What is Melody?

This week in fifth grade music our focus shifted from rhythm to melody. The students were given several patterns developed by their classmates in week 2 and asked to construct a melody around them which the whole class could learn. Despite the distractions of "Back To School: breakfast they did a pretty good job. They also learned some of the conventions associated with melodic development -- contour, repetition and resolution.

Homework -- complete the "melody" worksheet. The audio samples are posted below on this blog.

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