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Class V Music

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Class V students add to the concepts learned from Class IV. They experience rhythmic and melodic concepts by listening, reading, writing, singing, moving, and playing instruments. Students are given the opportunity to develop their musical skills while having fun. They explore rhythms using dotted eighth with sixteenth notes. Melodically they learn solfege such as ti and low ti. Concepts such as harmony, intervals, and chords are studied. Part-singing is expanded beyond two parts. Class V students prepare two concerts a year. During that preparation, singing skills are developed such as free and relaxed tone production, breath support, and intonation. Students gain the experience of ensemble and concert etiquette.

Class V students continue their study of introductory strings as well as participate in an exploratory winds program where students experience playing the flute, clarinet, trumpet, and trombone.