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Music Secular Homeschool Curriculum Skills List | Fourth Grade

Music activities are designed to improve the child’s motor skills, listening skills, self-discipline, vocabulary and language skills, social skills, and cultural understanding. Studying music nurtures creativity and builds self-confidence as the child learns to coordinate his movements in rhythm to music.

  • Continue to develop a basic music vocabulary.
  • Demonstrate dynamics and tempo.
  • Listen to and sing various types of music: patriotic, folk, seasonal, spirituals.
  • Continue to improve coordination and express creativity through motions that keep time with music.
  • Develop an ability to understand a song’s message.
  • Repeat rhythmic patterns using clapping or instruments.
  • Understand a time signature.
  • Perform written rhythmic patterns: whole note/rest, quarter note/rest, half note/rest, eighth note, dotted quarter note.
  • Create a rhythmic composition.
  • Sing a song about bones and muscles.
  • Sing “Star-Spangled Banner.”
  • Sing one of the most-performed songs in America.
  • Listen to reveille and taps.
  • Learn about a famous composer.
  • Learn about a famous musician.