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Fourth Grade Farewell Songs

Amani Utupe Na Ustawi



                 Blessing

 


Happy Trails

 

Fourth Grade Music Vocabulary

Dotted half note -

A note lasting three beats

 

Fa -

A long, long way to go; a half step above mi

 

Half step -

The smallest interval in Western music

 

Whole step -

Two half steps

 

Flat -

A symbol that lowers the note by half a step

 

Sharp -

A symbol that raises the note half a step

 

Natural -

The symbol that negates a flat or sharp

 

Key signature-

Flats or sharps at the

beginning of the song that tell where

do is

 

Slur -

A line connecting two notes of different pitches, indicating

there is to be no articulation of the second pitch, but rather a

smooth connection between the two

 

Ritardando -

A gradual slowing of the te

mpo

 

Accelerando -

A gradual increase of the tempo

 

Moderato -

Medium tempo

 

Meter in 3 -

Beat pattern in sets of threes (strong, weak, weak etc.)

 

Anacrusis -

Internal: a note (or notes) prior to the bar line or next phrase

within a song to begin a musica

l phrase. External: a note (or

notes) prior to the bar line at the beginning of the song

 

Rondo -

Form in music where the A section recurs, normally after each

new contrasting section (ABACADA..)

 

Theme & Variation -

Form in which the A section is changed a bit for each

subsequent repetition (A A1A2A3...)

 

Interlude -

New music linking two sections of music in a longer piece

 

Duet -

Performance group consisting of two performers

 

Trio -

Performance group consisting of three performers

 

Quartet -

Performance group consisting of four performers

 

Ensemble -

Performance group containing more than one performer

 

Chorus/choir -

A fairly large group of singers who perform together, usually

singing more than one part

 

Partner song -

Two or more songs which, having the same chord structure,

sound pleasing when performed together

 

Countermelody -

A melody designed to compliment another melody when

performed together, by creating polyphonic texture

 

Canon -

A round, often designed so that all parts end together, wherever they happen to be in the song

 

Opera -

A play that is sung throughout

 

Musical theatre -

A play that is interspersed with songs that move the action

along or provide insight into a character or situation


OPS MINI-SINGERS AUDITIONS

For students who were selected to audition for the OPS Mini-Singers Chorus: use the practice track below to help as you prepare for your audition on May 17!       


Music Alone Shall Live Practice Track - YouTube