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Orchestra 5th–8th Beginning  (5007)

Grade Range:
 Ability to play, or interest in learning to play, a musical instrument; selection by teacher and counselor
 Course duration:
 One semester; may be repeated for credit
Course Description:
 This course provides instruction in the basic principles of musicianship and promotes familiarity with standard orchestral literature. Students will learn to play a standard instrument of the orchestra in an ensemble setting and to read and understand the language of music.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Anderson and Frost, All for Strings, KJDS Music, 1985.
Kjelland, Strictly Strings, Alfred Publishing, 1999.
Site-selected music and materials.
SDUSD VAPA Core Learnings, 2005.