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Fifth Grade Expectations at a Glance

Standard 1: Expression of Music

1. Perform using enhanced musical

a. Perform four-part vocal and or

instrumental rounds using
movement and speech
b. Respond to the conductor for
phrasing and dynamics

2. Perform more complex rhythmic,

melodic, and harmonic patterns

c. Demonstrate proper care of voice

and instruments
a. Perform patterns that include:
b. Perform patterns that include
pitches of the major scale.

3. Perform melodies using

traditional notation.

c. Perform I, IV, and V chords in the

keys of C, F, G
a. Play and sing notated melodies
(12-16 measures) with attention to
pitch, rhythm, and expressive
b. Play and sing simple melodic
notation in treble clef in major
and minor keys

Fifth Grade Expectations at a Glance

Standard 2: Creation of Music
4. Improvise question and answer and
basic musical phrases

d. Improvise completion of a given

rhythmic or melodic phrase, give
attention to similarities of
question and answer in length of
phrase, meter, mood, etc.
e. Improvise instrumentally and
vocally using I-IV-V chords in 12
bar blues.

5. Notate simple compositions

d. Create an 8-measure melody

using the treble clef staff
e. Reproduce notated 8-measure
melody, provided by the teacher,
using the treble clef staff.

Fifth Grade Expectations at a Glance

Standard 3: Theory of Music
6. Analyze and apply dynamics, tempo,
meter, and articulation using
appropriate music vocabulary.

f. Apply vocabulary for largo,

moderato, diminuendo, and slur
when describing music
g. Demonstrate largo, moderato,
diminuendo, and slur using
movement, voice, and instruments

7. Analyze aurally and visually

notation of form in music

8. Analyze more complex

instrumental and vocal examples

f. Visually identify line and space

notes and notate pitches on the
bass clef staff
g. Aurally identify 12 bar blues form
c. Aurally and visually identify
various world instruments
d. Aurally identify soprano, alto,
tenor, and bass voices

9. Comprehension and application

of melodic, rhythmic, and
harmonic patterns

e. Aurally identify music from

various historical periods and
a. Identify and notate, using double
sixteenth-eighth, eighth-double
sixteenth, & single eighth-quartersingle eighth
b. Notate eight-beat rhythmic
patterns and four-beat melodic
c. Aurally and visually identify I, IV,
V chords in the keys of C, F, and
d. Identify the position of whole and
half steps in a major scale

e. Identify and demonstrate the use

of accidentals (sharp, flat, and
natural signs)

Fifth Grade Expectations at a Glance

Standard 4: Aesthetic Valuation of Music
10. Explain and defend personal
preferences for specific music

h. Develop and apply appropriate

musical and nonmusical criteria to
support personal preferences for
specific musical styles and works
i. Discuss the difference between
preference for and quality of
musical works

11.Articulate the meaning in music

according to elements, aesthetic
qualities, and human responses

h. Identify and analyze differences

in tempo and dynamics in
contrasting music selections
i. Explain how people in a
particular culture use and respond
to specific musical works from
that culture
j. Describe the means used to
describe images or evoke feelings
and emotions in musical works
from various cultures
k. Discuss criteria used to make
evaluations of musical works and
l. Discuss elements of performance
in observational and evaluative
way, using appropriate music