Tuesday, August 21, 2012

5th Grade Music Week 1 -- "Hey, You, What?"

Welcome back musicians!  The 2012-2013 year in music got off to a great start today with the fifth graders learning "Hey, You, What?" -- a body percussion exercise by Keith Terry.

The goal in fifth grade this year will be for each student to compose an original piece of music in 4 parts.  To do this they will need to develop some music notation skills -- see the tutorial posted above -- but also develop their sense of aesthetics.  To that end we will be reviewing many different styles of music and discussing what sort of mood they produce.  The mood in 5th grade music today -- happy!

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