Students in 4th grade will be participating in a band karate program. As students progress and master songs and techniques they will earn a colored belt which will be used to decorate their cases. Students will be able to test for their belts during their lesson times. A student can earn one belt a week. Belts must be earned in order.
The belts will be as follows for students who play wind instruments (any instrument besides drums):
White - Rolling Along # 14
This song has students playing quarter notes.
Yellow - Hot Cross Buns # 17
This song has students playing quarter notes and half notes.
Orange - Lightly Row # 25
This song has students playing quarter, half, and whole notes with skips between the notes.
Green - Mozart Melody # 31
This song has students playing quarter and half notes with bigger jumps between the notes.
Blue - Jingle Bells # 38
This song introduces dynamics to students.
Purple - Oh Susanna # 44
This song has students playing eighth notes in addition to quarter and half notes.
Red - Skip to My Lou # 42
This song has students playing eighth, quarter, and half notes with frequent skips between notes.
Brown - Old MacDonald # 56
This song introduces marked measures.
Black - Ode to Joy # 57
This song combines eighth, quarter, half, and whole notes. It also features dynamic changes.
Drummers will have to complete these requirements:
White - A Buzzed Roll (RLRL Hit)
Yellow - Lightly Row using Alternate Sticking
Orange - Flam Taps
Green - Mozart Melody # 31 using Alternate Sticking, Buzzes, and Flam Taps
Blue - Paradiddles
Purple - Jingle Bells #38 using Paradiddles, Flam Taps, and Buzzes.
Red - Double Paradiddles
Brown - Flam Accents
Black - Banana Boat using Flam Taps, Flam Accents, Buzzes, Eighth, and Sixteenth notes.