Grade 5 curriculum
Unit 1: Why Create Music?
- Why do people create music?
- How do musicians use inspiration to create music?
- How does the inspiration affect the music?
- Music is the organization of sound and silence
- People create and perform music for various social, cultural, historical, and emotional reasons.
- Inspiration is what stirs people to write music.
- Use the 8 musical elements to create a theme and variations, each variation with a different musical inspiration
- Identify how composers use musical elements to honor their inspiration
- Use and manipulate Musical Elements: pitch, rhythm, harmony, dynamics, tempo, form, timbre, mood
- Review: notes on the staff, rhythms
- Arrange: change tunes to feel differently
- How can I feel ownership over the music I make and create?
- As an ensemble, how can we all feel like an important part of the puzzle?
- Using your own life experiences to relate to a song or piece of music makes the song more meaningful to you, the performer, as well as your audience.
- Every person’s voice counts in a musical ensemble; it is important not only to communicate your own but also listen to others' voices.
- Composition project: using different templates, 5th graders will compose their own music based on who inspires them the most
- Composition using the 8 musical elements
- Connecting inspiration to music
- Using standard notation and/or graphic notation to write down your musical ideas
- Students will understand that music can communicate and invoke personal and group feelings that goes beyond other forms of communication
- Students will have an idea of how they can interact musically with the world.