Class III Music
Class III students add to the concepts learned from Class II. 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 such as combinations of eighth, sixteenth, and whole notes. Melodically, they continue to study the pentatonic solfege adding low la and low sol. Concepts such as meter, repeat, bordune, melody, ostinato, and improvisation are studied. Recorder is introduced as well as further experience on glockenspiel, xylophone, metallophone, and various un-pitched percussion instruments. Class III students prepare two concerts during the year. During that preparation, singing skills are developed such as free and relaxed tone production, proper breath support, and intonation. Students gain the experience of ensemble and concert etiquette.