Unit 3 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 3

Unit 4

Unit 5




Guide for Listening Activities in Music Class- Gr. 4


 Tempo- speed


Largo- very slow


Adagio- slow


Moderato- medium speed


Andante- walking speed


Allegro- fast


Presto- very fast


Accelerando- getting faster


Ritardando- getting slower




Dynamics- volume


Pianissimo- very soft


Piano- soft


Mezzo piano- medium soft


Mezzo forte- medium loud


Forte- loud


Fortissiomo- very loud


Crescendo-getting louder


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.







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