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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.

f. Who are some famous musicians and performers?  Describe their music and style. 

Ex. We are learning about American performers such as Duke Ellington, Ella Fritzgerald, and Natalie Cole. They are jazz musicians with exciting rhythms. When the music is played I hear a trumpet, saxophone, piano, and drums. 

Music Vocabulary Words and concepts:
K: Steady Beat
rhythm 
tempo
dynamics
timbre
band
conductor
performer

1st Grade:
Steady Beat
Rhythm
tone color
timbre
sound waves
timbre
pitch
conductor 
performer

2nd Grade:
Symbols
Notes
Rests
Rhythm
Steady Beat
sound waves
pitch
conductor
band
dynamics 

3rd Grade:
Rhythm
Steady Beat
Composer 
Conductor
Notes
Rests
harmony
unison
genre

4th Grade:
Rhythm
Steady Beat
Composer
Conductor
Notation
genre
performer
Jazz
harmony 
unison
improvise
expression

5th Grade: 
Rhythm
Composer
Conductor
Melody
Texture
Timbre
Notation
harmony
unison
vocal blend
expression

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