Third Grade Music - An Overview
In Third Grade Music students will focus on the basic elements of music: rhythm, melody, harmony, form, expression, and timbre. Rhythmically, they will practice reading and writing basic rhythmic patterns using quarter, eighth, half, dotted half, and whole notes and rests. Melodically they will practice reading and writing pentatonic melodic patterns (do' - la - slo - mi - re - do - sol,) on the 5-line staff. They will also begin to learn about scales.
They will continue to develop good singing habits, and will sing in harmony using rounds, canons, and partner songs. Using melodic and rhythmic instruments they will play accompaniments for some of their songs. They will learn about form and expression in music.
During the 2nd nine weeks of school, lessons will aid in the development of the following skills:
1. Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
2. Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
3. Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments.
4. Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines.
5. Reading and notating music.
6. Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.
7. Evaluating music and music performances.
8. Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.
9. Understanding music in relation to history and culture.