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Christian Homeschool Level 456 Download

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The download consists of a zip file containing an Adobe PDF file for the booklet, and all of the CD audio tracks as MP3 files. Your email order confirmation will include a "Download" link.  Click on it and you'll see the zip file to download to your computer.  After downloading, open/extract the zip file into a regular folder for use on your computer. 

Students are becoming more aware as they move toward a middle school age level and begin learning key signatures, the science behind music, as well as capitals, presidents, and history.  There is always more to learn as the music lessons become more advanced.  This level is age appropriate for grades 4-6. All you need to do is follow the steps in the lesson plans.  The lessons indicate what to say, what to do, when to play the audio tracks and when to use the flash cards and worksheets.  Only one booklet is needed per class.  You are welcome to make additional copies of the worksheets as needed.  Your students will enjoy the songs, and you'll have fun too.

Lesson 1: State Capitals

Work with singing technique and breathing, head voice versus chest voice, hand signs for the major scale, scale steps with Roman numerals, major scale whole and half steps, intervals, and rhythms. Song, “I Left My Big Yellow Dog in Topeka,” state capital activity, singing in rounds.

Lesson 2: American Spirituals
Major and Minor tonality, musical form, form activity with worksheet,  note names and rhythms, symbolism in music and art.  Song "Wade in the Water,” creating a recipe activity.

Lesson 3:  Presidents of the United States
More with minor tonality, note names and symbols,melody shape, strophic form, dancing the tango.  Song, “President Tango,” puzzle activity, rhythm game activities, listening activity.

Lesson 4: American Civil War
Rhythm flash cards, simple keyboarding, chords, harmony, rondo form.  Song  "Brother Against Brother", rhythm clapping and Civil War era listening activities.

Lesson 5: Folk Music
Chords and cadences, primary chord progression,  a capella vs. accompanied, solfege with chords, rhythms.  Song “Amazing Grace” Popsicle stick activity,  classical listening.

Lesson 6: Metric Measurement
Chord progressions/blues progression, triad scales, chord roots and primary chords, syncopated rhythms.  Song: “Metric Blues,” chord “paddle” activity, blues creating activity, measuring, field day activity.

Lesson 7: Continents
6/8 time, solfege triads, theme and variations, creating theme and variations. Continents. Song: “In the Land,” rhythm chart activity, counting activity. 

Lesson 8: Key Signatures
Circle of Fifths, Song: “There is a Circle,” keyboarding activity, shaker activity, listening activity.

Lesson 9: Dictionary
Ear training, rhythms with ties, form review, keeping the beat, melody recognition.  Song, “Oh Dictionary,” word game, dictionary drill, musical terms, biography.

Lesson 10 : What is Music?
Scale steps on solfege and numbers, sixteenth notes, noise versus music, organization of music. Song:“I Believe” Recording activity.

Lesson 11: Science of Sound
Solfege, singing in tune, dotted rhythms, sound waves, frequency, science of sound experiments.  Song, “Two Things”(Christian Schools and Homeschool editions only ) Museum field trip.

Lesson 12: Making Instruments
Solfege, rhythm review, science of sound as applied to musical instruments, choosing and creating an instrument.  Song: “Every Child Has an Angel” Music listening activity.

Lesson 13:
Making Notation and a Composition for your Instruments
Solfege and rhythm review, study of music notation.  Activity, creating your own music notation, creating a composition for your instrument, listening activity. Song: “A Bruised Reed” 

Lesson 14: Band Instruments
Recognizing solfege patterns in songs, challenging rhythms, organization and instruments of bands and orchestras, composers, music eras. Listening activity. Brass Instrumental: "Just a Closer Walk.”

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Christian School/Home School Edition (MP3)


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