National Standards of Music Education (MENC): http://musiced.nafme.org/resources/national-standards-for-music-education/
Indiana Standards of Music Education (5th Grade): http://www.doe.in.gov/sites/default/files/standards/fine-arts-dance-music-theatre-visual-arts/2010_in_music_standards.pdf

Recurring Lessons: Below lessons are used throughout the year in short (2-3 minutes each) sessions, depending on the activity.
  1. Explore Religious and Seasonal Music with movement as is appropriate to the school year: Standards: (MENC 1,4,9; IN 5.1; 5.4; 5.9)
  2. http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/songspoems.html - Poetry & music about seasons, special days, and various other topics. Students are to improvise on tunes as well. Standards: (MENC 1,4,9; IN 5.1; 5.4; 5.9)
  3. Rhythm Games: I will clap rhythms and students will echo the pattern given. Standards: (MENC 5; IN 5.5)
  4. Solfege Drills: Students will be able to use solfege to perform steps and leaps. Standards: (MENC 5; IN 5.5)
  5. Drawing what they hear: Periodically, students will be asked to use crayons to color the feelings that they have as they listen to music. Standards (MENC 8; IN 5.8)
  6. "Porridge game". Students will be given a sample measure and be asked to identify if the measure is too large, too small, or just right. Standards (MENC 5; IN 5.5)
  7. Students will begin exploring pitch and rhythmic patterns, correct technique, and a unified sound on Orff instruments. Standards (MENC 2,3; IN 5.2 & 5.3)

Lesson 1 - Nursery Rhymes:
Standards: (MENC 1/2; IN 5.1 & 5.2)
Objectives: Students will sing songs from the above list in class as well as play various percussion instruments. Students will demonstrate memorization, show improved tone quality and diction, movement, and singing a cappella, and following a director's cue. New expectations include the mastery of dynamics and phrasing as well as singing in parts, singing in different languages, and singing a capella.
Assignment: Students will be given a participation grade based on their singing in class.



Lesson 2 - Campfire Songs:
Standards: (MENC 1/2; IN 5.1 & 5.2)
Objectives: Students will sing songs from the above list in class as well as play various percussion instruments. Students will demonstrate memorization, show improved tone quality and diction, movement, and singing a cappella, and following a director's cue. New expectations include the mastery of dynamics and phrasing as well as singing in parts, singing in different languages, and singing a capella.
Assignment: Students will be given a participation grade based on their singing in class.



Lesson 3 - American Folk Songs: http://www.songsforteaching.com/folk/
Standards: (MENC 1/2; IN 5.1 & 5.2)
Objectives: Students will sing songs from the above list in class as well as play various percussion instruments. Students will demonstrate memorization, show improved tone quality and diction, movement, and singing a cappella, and following a director's cue. New expectations include the mastery of dynamics and phrasing as well as singing in parts, singing in different languages, and singing a capella.
Assignment: Students will be given a participation grade based on their singing in class.


Lesson 4 - American Music - 3/4 sessions
Standards: (MENC 9; IN 5.9)
Objectives: Students will demonstrate knowledge of the history of American music from the mid-1600's to the present day.
The Bay Psalmbook: 1640



The Slave Songbook:

Folk Music in the American Revolution
http://www.contemplator.com/america/
Civil War Music (1860's)
North
Battle Hymn of the Republic

Mine eyes have seen the gloryOf the coming of the Lord
He is trampling out the vintage
Where the grapes of wrath are stored
He has loosed the fateful lightening
Of His terrible swift sword
His truth is marching on
In the beauty of the liliesChrist was born across the sea
With a glory in his bosom
That transfigures you and me
As he died to make men holy
Let us live to make men free
While God is marching on
Glory, glory, hallelujahGlory, glory, hallelujah
Glory, glory, hallelujah
Our God is marching on
South
Dixie


Ragtime (Early 1900's)

Jazz & Blues (1920's)

Hit the Road Jack (1961)

Johnny B. Goode - from Back to the Future (1958)


Lesson 5 - Folk Dances
Standards: (MENC 9; IN 5.9)
Objectives: Students will demonstrate knowledge of Greek, German, and American Swing Dance


Greek Dances:

Oktoberfest - German



Swing Dance (Sing, Sing, Sing) (1935)
Eleanor Powell And Fred Astaire


Lesson 6 - Music Basics:
http://www.sfskids.org/classic/templates/musicLabF.asp?pageid=23
http://www.sfskids.org/classic/templates/musicLabF.asp?pageid=17
Standards: (MENC 5; IN 5.5)
Objectives: Students will be familiar with musical staffs, clefs, measures, compound time signatures, pitch, duration, and whole through 16th notes as well as dotted rhythms, notation above and below the staff, solfege, and basic key signature identification.


Lesson 7 - Music Basics (Part 2): http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/schools/4_11/music/mm/index.shtml
Standards: (MENC 5; IN 5.5)
Objectives: Students will be familiar with sound, rhythm, mood, and orchestral sounds. Students will be asked to identify instruments and voices by hearing their sounds.
Assignment: Students will complete this mission in class. A grade will be given for participation.
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Lesson 8 - Key Signatures: Three part series
Standards: (MENC 5; IN 5.5)
Objectives: Students will become familiar with scale patterns, with emphasis on F,C and G Major. Students will also demonstrate knowledge of sharp, flat, and scale patterns. Students will also be able to write a scale.
Assignment: Students will write scales using the materials handed to them in class (.pdf worksheet found below)
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Order of Sharps: F,C,G,D,A,E,B
Order of Flats: B,E,A,D,G,C,F

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- A Guide for writing Major Scales

Lesson 9 - Musical Canon:
Standards: (MENC 1/6; IN 5.1/5.6)
Objective: Students will learn to sing in a variety of songs in a three part round. We will also use rhythmic instruments to create a unique ostinato.

Assignment: Students will be graded on their efforts on singing a round




Lesson 10 - Theme and Variation:http://www.erikscull.com/musicformtutorials.php#home
- Theme and Variations tutorial (Simple Gifts - Aaron Copland)
Standards: (MENC 1,3,4,6; IN 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.6)
Objectives: Students will demonstrate the ability to sing a melody. Students will then improvise unique variations to the melody and identify which one (melodic, rhythmic, tonal, harmonic, ornamentation, style, or instrumental).
Assignment:





Lesson 11 - Rondo Form: http://www.erikscull.com/musicformtutorials.php#home
Standards: (MENC 6; IN 5.6)
Students will comprehend the structure of how a Rondo is formed. Students will also be able to identify AB and ABA form.



Lesson 12 - The Woodwind Family:
Standards: (MENC 6; IN 5.6)
Objectives: Students will identify Woodwind instruments by sight and sound.

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Flutes:

Clarinets:

Oboe:


Lesson 13 - The Brass Family:
Standards: (MENC 6; IN 5.6)
Objectives: Students will identify Brass instruments by sight and sound.
Assignment: In Class Listening and Participation
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Lesson 14 - The String Family:
Standards: (MENC 6; IN 5.6)
Objectives: Students will identify String instruments by sight and sound.
Assignment:
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http://www.keepingscore.org/sites/default/files/swf/stravinsky/full - Rite of Spring


Lesson 15 - The Percussion Family:
Standards: (MENC 6; IN 5.6)
Objectives: Students will identify Percussion instruments by sight and sound.
Assignment: In Class Discussion
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Lesson 16 - Patriotic Music: http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/games/songs/patriotic/
Standards: (MENC 1,2,7,9; IN 5.1, 5.2, 5.7, 5.9)
Objectives: Students will become familiar with Patriotic Music. Students will also move around the classroom with percussion instruments.
Assignment: Students will be assessed with their in class participation of singing given patriotic music.

Lesson 17 - Renaissance Music: http://www.music.iastate.edu/antiqua/instrumt.html
Standards: (MENC 6,7,9; IN 5.6, 5.7, 5.9)
Objectives: Students will identify and study various Renaissance Instruments
http://www.dsokids.com/listen/by-composer/.aspx
http://www.renaissanceconnection.org/
Assignment: Students will choose an instrument and present material on that instrument in class

Lesson 18 - Baroque Music:
Standards: (MENC 6,7,9; IN 5.6, 5.7, 5.9)
Objectives: Students will identify and study various Baroque Music
Assignment:
http://www.dsokids.com/listen/by-composer/.aspx

St. John's Passion - J.S. Bach

(Notes are taken from http://www.chicagochorale.org/media/listening-guides/bach-st-john-listening-guide/)
Example #1:
God's People Pray for Intervention

The music suggests an image of stormy weather, with clouds racing across the sky
and crowds of terrified people praying to God, alternately demanding and begging for deliverance.
Example #2:
God hears his people

1. Ah great King, great for all times, how can I sufficiently proclaim this love?
No human's heart, however, can conceive of a fit offering to You.
2. I cannot grasp with my mind, how to imitate Your mercy.
How can I then repay Your deeds of love with my actions?
Example #3:
"And the soldiers wove a crown of thorns and placed it on his head
and put a purple robe on him and said: Hail to you, king of the Jews!"

This movement sounds like a mocking dance. Picture a crowd of soldiers dancing in front
of Jesus—wiggling, insulting, and jeering at him, and becoming louder, more violent and
less humorous as the movement progresses.
Example #4:
"And so Jesus came out and wore a crown of thorns and a purple robe.
And he said to them: Look, Behold the man! When the chief priests and
the officers saw him, they cried out and said: Crucify him,crucify him!"

Pilate has declared that he sees no fault in Jesus.
It is not what the high priests want or need to hear.
Pilate delivers his famous words: “Sehet, Welch ein Mensch!” (“Behold the man!),”
and the crowd goes wild with fury,screaming “Kreuzige!” (“Crucify him!”).
Example #5:
Take him and crucify him; for I find no fault in him
The Jews answered him We have a law and according to the law
he should die because he made himself the son of God.

Pilate repeats his statement that he finds no fault in Jesus and triesto abdicate his
responsibility for trying Jesus. The high priests take a new and clever tack,stating,
“We have a law, and according to this law, Jesus should perish”
Example #6:
Pilate has just said, “What I have written, I have written,”
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What do you see in the bass part of this chorale?

In the bottom of my heart Your name and Cross alone sparkles at all times and hours,
for which I can be joyful. Shine forth for me in that image as comfort in my need,
how You, Lord Christ, so gently bled to death!
Example #7:
God pays the greatest cost ever paid for anything by
submitting himself to death, so that we may live.

Note that the accompanying instruments play constant sixteenth notes in what
is otherwise a slow, soft movement—expressive of heartbeat, trembling, life.
In bar 70, the sixteenth-note motion ceases and the music stops.
The soloist, the orchestra and the listeners must at this point face the fact that Jesus is dead.
Example #8:
“Rest well, you holy bones,
that I may cease from weeping; rest well, and let me rest, too”

This music brings a formal, graceful closure to the horrifying story which has preceded
this movement. The time for wailing, gnashing of teeth, and rending of garments is over,
both for the characters in the drama and for the listeners. The movement is in c minor, as
was the opening movement of the Passion. The following final movement modulates
to the relative major, E flat, expressing the hope, even expectation, of the resurrection.
The Passion according to St. John - J.S. Bach (some parts are not included)


Guide to listening:
http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Texts/BWV245-Eng3.htm

Lesson 19 - Classical Music:
Standards: (MENC 6,7,9; IN 5.6, 5.7, 5.9)
Objectives: Students will identify and study various Classical Music. Students will also learn the basics of how an opera is put together through the story of Hansel and Gretel.
http://www.barbican.org.uk/media/events/6772haydncreationforweb.pdf

Assignment:




Published on Oct 26, 2012

First Part

00:02:05 Introduction: Chaos
00:07:47 Accompanied Recitative "In the beginning"
00:10:49 Tenor Air & Chorus "Now vanish"
00:14:34 Bass Recitative "And God made"
00:16:50 Soprano Solo & Chorus "The marv'lous work"
00:18:57 Bass Recitative "And God said"
00:19:41 Bass Air "Rolling in Foaming Billows"
00:23:42 Soprano Recitative "And God said"
00:24:10 Soprano Air "With Verdure Clad"
00:28:52 Tenor Recitative "And the Heavenly Flocks"
00:29:04 Chorus "Awake"
00:31:08 Tenor Recitative "And God said"
00:31:45 Tenor Recitative "In Splendor Bright"
00:34:38 Chorus & Trio "The Heavens are Telling"

Second Part

00:38:44 Soprano Accompanied Recitative "And God said"
00:39:12 Soprano Air "On Mighty Pens"
00:46:39 Bass Accompanied Recitative "And God created"
00:49:07 Trio "Most Beautiful"
00:53:25 Chorus & Trio "The Lord is Great"
00:55:39 Bass Accompanied Recitative "And God said"
00:59:49 Bass Air "Now Heav'n"
01:03:02 Tenor Recitative "And God created Man"
01:03:45 Tenor Air "In Native Worth"
01:07:19 Bass Recitative "And God Saw"
01:07:54 Chorus & Trio "Achieved is the Glorious Work"

Third Part

01:16:59 Tenor Accompanied Recitative "In rosy mantle"
01:20:52 Duet & Chorus "By thee with bliss"
01:30:31 Bass & Soprano Recitative "Our duty"
01:33:08 Duett "Graceful consort!"
01:41:13 Tenor Recitative "O Happy Pair"
01:41:41 Chorus "Sing the Lord"


Lesson 20 - Romantic Music:
Standards: (MENC 6,7,9; IN 5.6, 5.7, 5.9)
Objectives: Students will identify and study various Romantic Music
http://www.dsokids.com/listen/by-composer/.asp
Mendelssohn's Elijah: Begin at 22:00
http://www.northyorkshirechorus.org.uk/pdfs/ElijahLibretto.pdf
Assignment: Students will be asked to give insights throughout the listening portion. An in-class participation grade will be given.



Lesson 21 - 20th Century Music:
Standards: (MENC 6,7,9; IN 5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 5.9)
Objectives: Students will identify and study various 20th Century Music
http://www.keepingscore.org/sites/default/files/swf/copland/full
Assignment: Students will explore the life and music of American Composer Aaron Copland


Lesson 22 - Evaluating Wind Ensemble Music:
http://musiced.nafme.org/files/2013/02/NMACbandorchestraform.pdf - A rubric for listening to music
Standards: (MENC 6,7; IN 5.6, 5.7)
Objectives: Students will listen to various recordings of the same piece. They will then compare and contrast what they heard.
Assignment: Students will be given in class participation grades.

Syncopated Clock: Leroy Anderson (Wind Ensemble)
Sample 1: Gold Hill Middle School, Tega Cay, SC

Sample 2: Santa Monica High School Concert Band, Santa Monica, CA

Sample 3: Bodmin Town Band; Bodmin, England



Lesson 23 - Evaluating Choral Music:
http://musiced.nafme.org/files/2013/02/NMACbandorchestraform.pdf - A rubric for listening to music
Standards: (MENC 6,7; IN 5.6, 5.7)
Objectives: Students will listen to various recordings of the same piece. They will then compare and contrast what they heard.
Assignment: Students will be given in class participation grades.

Sing Unto God: G.F. Handel

Sample 1: California All State High School Choir (2007)

Sample 2: University of Alabama (University Singers)

Sample 3: Buffalo Choral Arts Society; Buffalo, New York



Lesson 24 - Evaluating Piano Music:
http://musiced.nafme.org/files/2013/02/NMACbandorchestraform.pdf - A rubric for listening to music
Standards: (MENC 6,7; IN 5.6, 5.7)
Objectives: Students will listen to various recordings of the same piece. They will then compare and contrast what they heard.
Assignment: Students will be given in class participation grades.

Waltz in Db Major (Minute Waltz): Frederic Chopin


Sample 1: A 7 year old girl

Sample 2: David, 11 year old boy

Sample 3: Tzvi Erez

Sample 4: Sergei Rachmaninoff



Lesson 25 - MIDI Music:
Standards: (MENC 4; IN 5.4)
Students will be introduced to writing music with technological resources (Finale Music).
Assignment: There will be no assignment with this lesson.