The installment in the My Music Journal, designed for fifth grade students will expand on the material learned in all previous textbooks to continue the students’ musical education throughout grade five. The material in this textbook will continue where the fourth-grade installment ends, and will continue to teach new material based on the students’ previous music education up to that point, providing a solid foundation of knowledge to prepare elementary students for the next phases of their music education and achievements. In this installment, several more advanced concepts of rhythm will be taught, including various meters like 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4, a review of common and cut time, and new vocabulary like triplets, ties, and slurs. Students will continue their education of melodies by learning the differences in naturals, flats, and sharps, differentiating between major and minor keys, building the major scale, and introducing the bass clef. Students will learn a variety of new tone color vocabulary and their applications, such as duet, trio, quartet, chorus, soprano, alto, tenor, and bass. The concept of tempo will be expanded on with students learning andante, moderato, allegro, and presto as well as learning the basics and experimenting with a metronome. The concepts of harmony and tone will be expanded upon with students engaging in topics such as thick and thin textures, unison and harmony, new vocabulary like ostinato, partner songs, descants, counter-melodies, and rounds, and various chord patterns. Finally, students will continue their education of different musical styles, engaging in various musical pieces from different cultures and time periods and comparing and contrasting these different types of music.
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 fifth grade students will expand on the material learned... read more