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Essential Questions:
a. What things in our world have a steady beat?

b. Compare and Contrast Steady beat and rhythm.

c. What connections can I make between rhythm, music, science, reading and math?

d. How can apply my understanding of the orchestra and symphony to real-life experiences?

e. What words can I use to describe tone color and timbre? 
ex. Instruments have a variety of timbres. The flute has a light and airy tone color while the trumpets and trombones have a heavy and brassy sound.

Music Vocabulary Words and concepts:
K: Steady Beat
rhythm 
tempo

1st Grade:
Steady Beat
Rhythm
tone color
timbre

2nd Grade:
Symbols
Notes
Rests
Rhythm
Steady Beat

3rd Grade:
Rhythm
Steady Beat
Composer 
Conductor
Notes
Rests

4th Grade:
Rhythm
Steady Beat
Composer
Conductor
Notation

5th Grade: 
Rhythm
Composer
Conductor
Melody
Texture
Timbre
Notation

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