Goals #4:

  • The primary central focus is to improvise with C tetratatonic scale. Students will create an 8-beat pattern using the quarter, quarter rest, eighth, and half notes. (Cr: 2.1, 3.1) (MUS 457 - `Ukulele, Book 1, chapter 6)
  • The secondary central focus is to discover how the audiences respond to different arrangements, registers, timbre/tone colors, and dynamics from a composition. Students will recognize various families of instruments and how the audience reacts with different moods and emotional feelings to the above elements. (Re: 7.2, 8.1)

Musical Elements:

  • Melody (Tonalities)
  • Harmony
  • Rhythm
  • Style (Listening)
  • Dynamics (Listening)
  • Form (Listening)
  • Tone colors (Orchestra)


REGISTER in music refers to the "height" of the note - whether a note is high, middle, low. Changing the register can also signal shifts in emotions.

High, middle, low


Discuss the registers of these instruments.

Arrangement: choosing which instrument plays a particular part can be an effective way to enhance the emotions that the audience might feel.


By bringing the register downward from the high violin melody from before, the music sounds darker and more ominous. 

Which of these instruments sound like the ‘Ō‘ō bird, and why? 

Brass & Percussion instruments