Rhythm  Rhythm is the pattern of long and short sounds and silences. In this unit the students learn how to read and perform rhythms, with the exception of kindergarten. They focus on learning how to keep a steady beat. Ask your students to keep a steady beat and/or create and clap some rhythms for you!

Expression  Musical expression is communicating through music. This is achieved through several factors, but the two main factors that we focus on are dynamics and tempo. Expression is what allows the audience to hear the story, even though there may not be any lyrics, or feel different emotions while listening to the music. Without expression, music would be more boring and wouldn't connect with its audience. 

Melody  Melody is a pattern of high and low sounds. It is the tune of the song. It is the part of the song that you sing, get stuck in your head, walk away humming, etc.

Form Form is the overall plan of a piece of music. It's how the composer organizes the parts and pieces. There is call & response, verse & refrain, AB, aaba, rondo, and theme & variation.

Timbre Timbre is the unique/special sound something has. Three categories of timbre include voice, instruments, and found sound.

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