Music 7 is a course designed to nurture both passive and active skills in all of River Dell's 7th Grade students. It seeks to foster an understanding of music's nature, underlying structure and cultural significance through listening, creating and performing. Music of various styles are employed to define the nature of rhythm, melody, texture and form, highlighting the commonality of these elements across the spectrum of musical genre.
Music Literacy- Developing basic skills in reading music notation as it relates to pitch, rhythm, meter, tempo, and dynamics, along with piano keyboard navigation and basic composition.
Music Appreciation- Exposure to various musical styles and composers in various style periods.
Instrument Demonstration- Introduction and exposure to the various instruments of the orchestra.
Music Technology- Introduction to available music technologies, as they relate to music composition and production.