The remaining weeks in 5th grade music will be spent on our compositions -- each student will get a chance to apply what they have learned about melody, harmony and rhythm in creating a four part 8 measure piece, which we will hopefully get to play in class.
The first goal, and this weeks homework assignment, is to create 4 measures of melody. To that end I am posting a link to a cool online keyboard you can use. Remember we are not using F and B's or any of the black keys. Remember also the three elements successful melodies include:
They have contour.
They have repeating rhythm pattern.
They resolve to the home note (more on this next week).
To use the keyboard click on the link below (Note -- the keyboard can be played with your mouse or by using the middle row of keys from A to ":
Cool interactive keyboard!