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Summary of Skills: Grades 3 & 4

In Grades 3 and 4 we focus on:

~keeping a steady beat
~echo clapping eight-beat phrases
~reading quarter, eighth, half, whole notes; quarter, half, whole rest
~4/4 time
~steps, skips, staying the same
~like and unlike phrases
~dynamics (louds & softs)
~rounds & partner songs
~families of instruments
~increase singing range; introduce harmony
~combining singing/movement/accompaniment
~following a musical roadmap
~Grade 4 & 5 experience a Recorder unit in March