ERIC Number: ED348242
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Music, Grades 5, 6.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.
This curriculum guide has been prepared for use by both the music specialist and the classroom teacher in New York City. It outlines areas of musical subject matter appropriate for students in grades five and six. The materials are presented in six sections. "Rhythmic Experiences" introduces students to a variety of meters and rhythms through movement, singing, instruments, and reading. "Singing Experiences" advocates expressive singing through the use of good tone quality, accurate intonation, proper diction, and correct breathing and phrasing. "Listening Experiences" exposes students to a great range of music to illustrate the concepts of rhythm, tempo, timbre, dynamics, melody, tonality, etc. "Instrumental Activities" shows students how to use available classroom instruments and apply them resourcefully as accompaniments to songs and recorded material. "Music Literacy" trains students to be able to read and play simple melodic patterns. "Creative Musical Experiences" gives students opportunities to experience the creative process by composing and improvising. A glossary, a 217-item song title anthology (listed under 12 music concepts and keyed to 9 published song collections), a list of 14 supplementary books, guitar playing suggestions (with 85 song suggestions), a brief description of the Kodaly method, and information on 9 music careers conclude the guide. (PPB)
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Creative Expression, Grade 5, Grade 6, Intermediate Grades, Kodaly Method, Lesson Plans, Listening Skills, Music, Music Activities, Music Education, Music Reading, Music Techniques, Musical Instruments, Songs, Vocal Music
Office of Curriculum Development and Support, New York City Board of Education, 131 Livingston Street, Room 613, Brooklyn, NY 11201 ($8).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.