4th Grade

4th Grade Students practiced blowing gentle air to “bend” the flame on a candle. This activity helps students recognize how little amount of air is needed to play the recorder without overblowing (which causes squeaks).

4th Grade Music Learning Targets:

I can classify instruments by the four families of the orchestra.

I can sing songs using accurate pitch and rhythm.I can demonstrate and identify simple musical forms (AABA and Rondo).

I can play classroom instruments with proper technique.

I can read, write, and perform using eighth notes, quarter notes, half notes, whole notes, dotted-half notes, sixteenth notes, quarter rests, half rest, and whole rest.

I can improvise and compose short musical compositions.

I can read treble clef note names.

I can identify elements of music using appropriate musical vocabulary.

I can discuss the lives and roles of different musicians throughout history.

I can reflect on a musical performance and provide constructive feedback for improvement.

          Fourth Grade Rockin’ Recorder Method Book (Used in Class) 

Rockin’ Recorder Method Book

Click on the links below to open paper copies of your Recorder Karate Songs.

White Belt: Hot Cross Buns

Yellow Belt: Gently Sleep

Orange Belt: Merrily We Roll Along

Green Belt: It’s Raining

Purple Belt: Old MacDonald

Blue Belt: When the Saints Go Marching In

Red Belt: Twinkle, Twinkle

Brown Belt: Amazing Grace

Black Belt: Ode To Joy


Click on the links below to open your Recorder Karate Songs.

Hot Cross Buns video lesson

Gently Sleep video lesson

Merrily We Roll Along video lesson

Amazing Grace Video Lesson

Ode To Joy Video Lesson

4th Grade Music SLO