Kodály Musicianship Course
Level Four

Kodály Level 4 for grades 4-6 will be offered in Fall 2020, and private Kodály musicianship lessons are available. Please contact opusrooklidge@gmail.com for more information.

Grades 4-6*

This NEW course is for students in grades 4-6 interested in deepening their musicianship skills. It will focus on developing singing and aural skills through solfège in the pentatonic scale and major scale through songs, rounds, and incorporating melodic ostinati (repeated patterns). It will continue to build music literacy skills with the following combinations of rhythms: quarter notes, eighth notes, sixteenth notes, half notes, dotted half notes, whole notes, quarter rests, half rests, and whole rests. Students will read, write, compose, and improvise with these notes and rhythms in the major keys C, G, and F. They will conduct in simple meters of 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, and will develop inner hearing skills through a variety of exercises. Students will learn musical terminology as well as binary and ternary forms of music. Utilizing musical materials, classroom instruments, and body percussion, students will learn an array of songs and instrumental pieces in varying meters, tempos, and keys to continue the development of their musicianship skills. Come experience the joy of music making in Kodály class!

*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.