The installment in the My Music Journal, designed for sixth grade students, will expand on the material learned in all previous textbooks to continue the students’ musical education throughout grade six. The material in this textbook will continue where the fifth 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 middle school students for the next phases of their music education and achievements. Students will develop knowledge and skills related to the elements of music, the principles of performance, the connection of music to history and culture, and music’s many interdisciplinary connections. Students will expand upon their previously learned knowledge of time signatures, meters, and mixed meters in this textbook. Students will continue to study triplets, tied notes, dotted rhythms, syncopation. Students will learn to recognize diatonic intervals when reading music and identify notes written on the treble staff and the bass staff. Students will learn to recognize the repeated tones, leaps, and steps in a listening selection and a score. Students will continue to learn to perform a musical selection, solo or with a group, in the appropriate tempo markings like andante, moderato, allegro, presto, ritardando, accelerando. Students will explore various classroom instruments in this course, including recorder, guitar, and electric keyboard. Students will learn to describe the dynamics in a listening selection using the correct musical language. 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 periods and comparing and contrasting these different types of music. Students will listen to the music of various styles, historical periods, and cultures and discuss how elements and expressive qualities determine the style of the 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 sixth grade students, will expand on the material learned... read more