Unit 2 Practice Patterns- click the link to listen


1.  Listen to the first clapping example.  In the silence that follows, use one of the decoding strategies:

               a.  Taps the claps after the teacher performs

               b. Decode with rhythm syllables in your mind

               c. (While the teacher claps) Tap the steady beat and listen for how many

                   sounds are on each beat

2. Listen to the same clapping example.  In the silence that follows, decode out loud with rhythm syllables.

3.  Compare your answer the teacher says to your answer.

4.  Continue this for the rest of the 8 patterns.

5.  Complete both sides of the worksheet (download here if needed) to earn game time in music class!


Practice at home for our Veteran's day assembly!

Practice track for American Tears

Lyric sheet for American Tears and The Star Spangled Banner




Click on the link below to download some resources to help support your student's work with reading music

Unit 1

Unit 2

Unit 4



RECORDER RESOURCES- For use during Mid-Trimester 2- end of year!

Click on the link below to hear audio of how each Recorder Karate Belt song should sound

1- Hot Cross Buns      2-Gently Sleep

3-  Merrily We Roll     4- Let Us Chase the Squirrel

5- Juba                       6- It's Raining

7- Old MacDonald       8- Twinkle, Twinkle

9- Ode to Joy

Recorder sheet music- click on this link to download copies of each song to read




Guide for Listening Activities in Music Class- Gr 3 


Tempo- speed


Adagio- slow


Moderato- medium speed


Andante- walking speed


Allegro- fast




Dynamics- volume


Piano- soft


Mezzo piano- medium soft


Mezzo forte- medium loud


Forte- loud



Mood- how it feels


Happy, sad, angry, sleepy




Texture-how many notes are happening at one time


Thick- a lot of instruments, voices, or notes


Thin- a few instruments, voices, or notes


Both thick and thin- the song switches between both




Instrumentation- instruments or voice types


Percussion- drums, piano, harpsichord, tambourine, xylophone, etc.


Brass- French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, etc.


Woodwinds-  Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Saxophone, etc.


Strings- Violin, Viola, Cello, String Bass, Guitar, etc.







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