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
MUSIC LITERACY RESOURCES
Click on the link below to download some resources to help support your student's work with reading music
Practice your rhythms- click on these links!
http://www.scoreexchange.com/scores/6233.html (numbers 1-8, 15-16 only)
Guide for Listening Activities in Music Class- Gr. 4
Largo- very slow
Moderato- medium speed
Andante- walking speed
Presto- very fast
Accelerando- getting faster
Ritardando- getting slower
Pianissimo- very soft
Mezzo piano- medium soft
Mezzo forte- medium loud
Fortissiomo- very loud
Descrescendo- getting softer
Mood- how it feels (happy, sad, etc.)
Happy, sad, angry, sleepy, etc.
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, organ, triangle, tambourine, xylophone, etc.
Brass- French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, etc.
Woodwinds- Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Saxophone, etc.
Strings- Violin, Viola, Cello, String Bass, Guitar, Lute, Harp, etc.