Kodály Musicianship Class
Level Four

Grades 5-7*
Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm (1 hour class)

This course will review concepts from previous Kodály levels, and expands to advance musicianship skills. It will focus on singing and aural skills through solfège in major (do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do) and natural minor (la ti do re mi fa so la) scales.  Students will sing and sight-read a variety of songs, rounds, partner-songs, and incorporate melodic and rhythmic ostinati. It will advance music literacy skills by incorporating known rhythms and learning new syncopated rhythms utilizing different combinations of quarter notes, dotted quarter notes, eighth notes, half notes, and sixteenth notes. Students will read, write, compose, and improvise with these notes and rhythms in a variety of keys. They will also conduct in simple meters of 4/4, 3/4, 2/4, and 6/8. This course will review and cover different forms of music, including rondo, theme and variations, and sonata form. Students will review musical terminology covered in previous levels, in addition to: cadences, first and second endings, fermata, staccato, tenuto, and accent.

Classes start September 8 – REGISTER HERE

*Ages are listed for generally appropriate levels, but further consideration for class placement will be given as needed, based on a student’s musical experience and learning needs.

Previous Kodály students from spring semester 2018 (Thursdays Level 3) should register for Kodály Level 4 classes for Fall 2018.