What will we learn this year?
By the end of the year, 6th grade students are expected to be able to...
perform in a drum circle.
read and apply dotted rhythms and complex meters.
discuss personal preferences in music using proper terminology.
identify and discuss characteristics of each music history period.
identify and discuss the lives of prominent composers from each period of music history.
describe how music is used in various world cultures.
analyze and discuss the importance of popular music.
What are we learning right now?
September 2014: We have been doing some review of note reading, note value, and rest value. We are really focusing on rhythms right now. In order to fully understand this, we have had to do a lot of work with fractions.
October 2014: We are still working on fractions and how they relate to musical rhythms. We have also been learning about how dots and ties affect the rhythms. Next, we will work on time signatures.