Fourth Grade Music Skills To Review

4.1: Read and notate music

-Reading melodies based on a hexatonic scale

-Use traditional notation to write melodies containing stepwise motion

-Use a system to sight-read melodic and rhythmic patterns 


4.2: Sing songs alone and with others

-Clear tone quality and correct intonation 

-Sing diatonic melodies 

-Sing with expression, using dynamics and phrasing 

-Sing in simple harmony 

-Demonstrating proper posture 


 4.3: Play instruments alone and with others

-Play music in two-part ensembles of increasing difficulty 

-Play melodies of increasing difficulty written on the treble staff 

-Play a given melody on a recorder or similar instrument 

-Play with expression, using dynamics and phrasing 

-Demonstrating proper playing techniques 


4.5: Respond to music with movement

-Performing choreographed and non-choreographed movement 

-Performing traditional folk dances and other music activities  

-Creating movement to illustrate rondo form


4.6: Create music by

-Improvise melodies and rhythms using a variety of sound sources 


4.8: Demonstrate audience and participant behaviors appropriate for the purposes and settings in which music is performed


4.9: Compare the relationships between music and other fields of knowledge


4.11: Evaluate and critique music

-Review criteria used to evaluate performances and compositions 

-Describe performances and offer constructive feedback 


4.12: Identify characteristics and behaviors the lead to success as a musician


New Skills To Learn In Fourth Grade Music Through The End Of The School Year

4.1: Read and notate music

-Two-note accompaniment patterns

-Read and notate rhythm patterns including dotted quarter followed by eighth 

-Identify the meaning of the upper and lower numbers of simple time signatures (2/4, 3/4, 4/4) 

-Identify dynamic markings – p, mp, mf, f 


4.2: Sing songs alone and with others

-Sing melodies written on the treble staff 


4.3: Play instruments alone and with others

-Accompanying songs and chants with I, IV, V(V7) chords


4.4: Perform rhythm patterns Including dotted quarter note follow by eighth note


4.6: Create music, improvise melodies and rhythms using a variety of sound sources

- Compose short melodic and rhythmic phrases within specified guidelines 

- Use contemporary media and technology 


4.7: The student will explore historical and cultural aspects of music by

-Describing four music compositions from four different periods of music history and identify the composers

-Placing musical examples into categories of style 

-Listening to and describing music from a variety of world cultures

-Examining how music from popular culture reflects the past and influences the present

-Listening to, comparing, and contrasting music compositions from a variety of cultures and time periods


4.10: Analyze music by

-Identifying instruments from a variety of music ensembles visually and aurally

-Distinguishing between major and minor tonality 

-Identifying elements of music through listening and using music terminology


4.13: Explain personal preferences for musical works and performances using music terminology


4.14: Explain how criteria used to value music may vary from one culture to another


4.15: Describe how personal beliefs influence responses to music