DC Grade 4Instructor: Wagner, D.
Ukulele Concert Review
Thank you to the students and families that attended our Ukulele/ Music Night on Wednesday, February 15th. Students did a fine job demonstrating uke playing, singing, and recorder playing. This is the first time Mr. Boisclair and I have held a music event that featured ukulele playing, and we were both pleased with the student engagement shown through this event. Great job Kids!!!!!
RECORDER PLAYING Students in grade 4 are working on recorder playing again this year. Presently, we are playing "Linus and Lucy" made famous by the Charlie Brown children's videos. Students are also writing simple one note and 2 note songs for the recorder. It is very rewarding to be able to notate and play a simple song. In January, we will begin to work on the student singing and playing parts of the Link-Up Orchestra Program. In May, students will again participate in the Rhode Island Philharmonic Link-Up concert at the VETS in Providence. This is a wonderful children's concert with interactive student participation. You will receive more details as the date of our field trip approaches. This program is made possible by the generous support of the Royce Foundation. Each child receives a recorder, a book and a concert ticket at no cost. Many thanks to the Royce…
During the months of October and November students will be exploring expressive qualities in music. Students will have opportunities to use singing, instruments playing, dynamics levels (loud/soft), sound effects, legato (long connected notes), staccato (short notes) to create unique performances. Students will explore how these elements can be combined to tell the story of the song. Many students make connections with the music and sound effects used in movies and TV shows. How would your favorite movie feel different without music and sound effect? Does the music enhance the story being…
Learn to play UKULELE!
Students in Mrs. Walker's class are getting an extra music class on Friday afternoons 2:30-3:10. During this extra class they will be learning to play the ukulele! Students will learn to strum simple chord patterns while they sing. They will also learn about tablature (TABS) notation. TABS are diagrams that show where to place your fingers to strum a particular chord. With practice, students will have the ability play favorite songs while accompanying themselves. All grade 4 classes will have extra music class at some time during the year. All students will have the opportunity to learn ukulele. Hurray for…
Grade 4 Music Notes
Students in grade 4 will continue their study of music notation and note reading. Students will be using their recorders again this year to play simple melodies and also to play accompaniment melodies with singing. We will again participate in the RI Philharmonic Link-Up program culminating with a field trip to the VETS in Providence RI in May. Due to changes in the academic schedule this year, chorus will not be offered for grade 4…