Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Fifth Grade Week 6 -- Beginning our compositions
This week all fifth graders began their final project -- composing an original piece of instrumental music which can be performed on the Orff Instruments. Perhaps a few of them can even be performed by the Orff ensemble.
We began with everybody developing a 4 measure melodic theme which has the qualities of a good melody -- contour (rising and falling line). repetition and resolution. This year I am allowing students to chose a different home note in the C pentatonic, which should produce some more variety.
Homework -- complete the 4 measures of music -- remember these are due on Friday!