In Music 3, students explore musical basics such as melody, harmony, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, and context. They also reflect upon how these elements affect a listener’s response to the music. Students use standard notation to read and write notes and rhythm in the treble clef and then practice playing those notes on instruments including the hand drum, rhythm sticks, and the soprano recorder. They learn about new musical ideas such as the pentatonic sound, major and minor scales, and singing in solfège. Finally, students identify key classical composers and explore new musical genres such as blues, bluegrass, country, jazz, and pop music.