The installment in the My Music Journal, designed for first grade students, will continue to teach students of the basics of music theory and how they are applied to create music. Students will learn the basics of rhythm and beats, introductory sheet music, such as quarter notes, half notes, and rests, and how notes and beats are related to one another. This textbook will teach students the basics of pitch and tone and will apply these lessons through the use of singing select songs. Visual and audio identification of several basic musical instruments will be taught. Students will also be taught to identify how musical vocals differ from other methods of oral communication, such as talking and shouting, and will learn to aurally differentiate between major and minor tones. From this first installment, students will also begin to grasp the basic concepts of tempo and dynamics, learning when music gets faster or slower as well as softer or louder. This textbook will begin to introduce students to vocabulary as it relates to lyrics, for example, chorus, verse, introduction, and coda. The students will also gain a brief introduction into music history and style, learning about music from several different cultures and time periods. These lessons will be applied as students will perform along with select instrumental and vocal pieces.
My Music Journal K-8 is an entirely new method for teaching music education for elementary and middle school students. My Music Journal is designed to be an all-encompassing textbook, making it easy for teachers, students, and parents to follow the lesson plans easily. Each textbook complies with the State & National Standards for music education, giving students the finest music education available in an easy and fun format.
Each student receives an individual textbook filled with lessons on music theory, music history, songs, instruments, and more, presented in a logical, easy-flowing order and categorized to provide education on eight primary conceptual areas. My Music Journal is filled with activities and puzzles, in addition to written assessments and quizzes, to engage students in a hands-on style of learning. Students will learn music through several different facets, including reading music from scores, identifying music styles and instruments aurally, and learning to play various classroom instruments, such as the piano, recorder, guitar. Each textbook is designed to provide an entire year of music education curriculum, and textbooks are categorized by grade level. My Music Journal textbooks are available at the kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade, fourth grade, fifth grade, sixth grade, seventh grade and eighth grade levels. In total, My Music Journal is designed to provide an entire elementary and middle school music education experience, yielding a solid foundation in music theory and education.
The installment in the My Music Journal, designed for first grade students, will continue to teach students of... read more