The My Music Journal, designed for eight grade students, will build on their knowledge of the elements of music and related musical concepts introduced in Grades 1 to 7. Students will develop understanding of musical concepts through participation in musical experiences that involve listening, moving, creating, and performing (vocal and or instrumental music). Students will identify melodic patterns using specific interval names (e.g., third, fifth) when reading music. Students will read and notate rhythmic patterns of increasing complexity, including syncopation and music written in duple and triple meters, will use indicated dynamics, phrasing, and other elements of music when performing a varied repertoire of music. Students will be able to discern major and minor tonalities in various listening selections from various historical eras, identify cadences in listening selections, describe the contour of a phrase through rhythmic body movement or illustration, isolate the recurring melodic theme in a listening selection. Students will continue learning about various musical instruments and identifying these instruments from live and recorded selections. Several new tempo concepts are introduced. Students will learn the terms grave, largo, lento, adagio, andante, moderato, allegro, vivace, presto, prestissimo, accelerando, ritardando. Students will identify and discuss contrasting dynamics in various historical periods. Different forms of music like exposition, development, recapitulation, codetta will also be taught in this installment. Students will review and discuss compositions in ternary form, theme and variations, rondo forms, sonata, and concerto; students will identify a motif and its variations in a listening selection. Students will study harmony and texture, identify monophonic, homophonic, and polyphonic textures, perform a melody with harmonic accompaniment. Students explore and perform a variety of musical styles and develop personal criteria to be used for describing and analyzing musical performances.
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.
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