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Music in Third Grade

By the time children get to Third Grade, they become better-versed musicians and they know how to play the xylophones, and percussion instruments, while being exposed to the recorder. Children play together as a group on the instruments, read and play notes on recorder, and continue to explore the joy of improvisation. Their singing is more developed and their vocal technique becomes more refined. Students continue to explore how music relates to learning in other areas such as social studies, math and literacy. They gain a more refined sense of how music can serve as a lens through which we can explore more complex social and cultural themes.

Students will:

  • Understand improvisation is a key element exploring their creative side and taking risks.
  • Perform rhythmic dictation including sixteenth notes, eighth notes, quarter notes, half notes and whole notes.
  • Perform rhythmic patterns in more complex meters.
  • Expand vocal range and continue to song with a healthy tone.
  • Develop sight-singing skills and learn to part sing.
  • Develop a repertoire of songs.
  • Develop social emotional skills through small group music making
  • Experience call and response songs and games from many cultures.
  • Read and perform “BAGEDC” on the soprano recorder.
  • Demonstrate beautiful tone on the recorder while playing fingerings for “BAGEDC”.
  • Explore the lyrical and musical meaning of songs from different cultures while investigating their connection to themes of inclusivity and equity.
Director of Music Programs
310-476-2868 ext 221