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Intermediate Music for Grades 4 - 5

Intermediate Music for Grades 4 - 5

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Quick Overview

The intermediate music course begins by introducing notes that are lower or higher than the familiar lines and spaces of the staff. Students expand their knowledge of rhythm and harmony, and they practice recognizing pentatonic patterns. The course introduces the Romantic period in music, with listening activities to help students recognize Romantic music and identify pieces by individual composers, such as Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, and Tchaikovsky.

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Course Overview

The intermediate music course begins by introducing notes that are lower or higher than the familiar lines and spaces of the staff. Students expand their knowledge of rhythm and harmony, and they practice recognizing pentatonic patterns. The course introduces the Romantic period in music, with listening activities to help students recognize Romantic music and identify pieces by individual composers, such as Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, and Tchaikovsky. Students also take a musical trip through Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Japan, and China. Students will:

  • Identify notes below do in song material
  • Perform songs with solfege syllables for low la and low so
  • Identify rhythms of ti-tiri
  • Identify rhythms of tiri-ti
  • Read and write patterns with low la and low so
  • Read and write patterns with ti-tiri and tiri-ti
  • Identify characteristics of Romantic composers
  • Identify Romantic composers and know facts about their lives

Course Outline

Lower Notes and New Rhythms

  • Identify the interval from do to the low note as a skip
  • Identify divisions of the beat
  • Identify the fractions used to divide the beat in rhythm
  • Perform the handsign for the low note
  • Define ti-tiri
  • Identify ti-tiri in song material
  • Define low la
  • Identify low la in songs
  • Read patterns with ti-tiri
  • Compare music with low and high la

New Rhythms, New Notes, New Composers

  • Identify the interval from do to the low note as a skip
  • Identify divisions of the beat (number of sounds on a beat)
  • Identify the fractions used to divide the beat in rhythm
  • Perform the hand sign for the low note
  • Identify ti-tiri in song material
  • Define low la
  • Identify low la in songs
  • Read patterns with ti-tiri

Low So and Writing Rhythms

  • Perform the hand sign for the lower note
  • Read patterns of ti-tiri and tiri-ti
  • Identify the intervals between do and lower notes
  • Write patterns with ti-tiri or tiri-ti
  • Define low so
  • Identify low so in song
  • Write patterns with do, low la and low so
  • Read patterns with do, la and so

Music from Around the World

  • Identify the characteristics of music from these cultures: Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East, China and Japan
  • Identify similarities and differences between music of various cultures
  • Perform an ostinato with music that contains a new rhythm
  • Read a pattern in standard notation, that contains low la and low so

Additional Information

Course Length 12 Months
Prerequisites Intermediate 1 Music
Course Materials No
Course Start Date

Independent Study Courses

Courses start every two weeks for courses without a teacher as well as the world language courses with teacher support. Full-year courses last 12 months and semester courses last 6 months.

Teacher Assisted No, this course is only available as independent study.
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To use this course, you'll need a computer with an Internet connection.  Some courses require additional free software programs, which you can download from the Internet.

Hardware and Browsers (Minimum Recommendations)

Windows OS

  • CPU: 1.8 GHz or faster processor (or equivalent)

  • RAM: 1GB of RAM

  • Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Mozilla Firefox 10.0 versions or higher, Chrome 17.0 or higher

  • At this time our users are encouraged not to upgrade to Windows 10 or Edge (the new browser)

 

Mac OS

  • CPU: PowerPC G4 1 GHz or faster processor; Intel Core Duo 1.83 GHz or faster processor

  • RAM: 1GB of RAM

  • Browser: Firefox 10.0 versions or higher, Chrome 17.0 or higher (Safari is not supported!)

Using  Mobile Devices with the Online School

Unfortunately, many portable devices do not support the software products required to run the Online School. These devices may include (but not limited to): Chromebooks, iPads, iPhones, iPods, Kindles, eReaders, and Andriod phones.

Internet Connections

It is highly recommended that a broadband connection be used instead of dial up.