Overview and Instructions


Research basic facts about instruments of the orchestra.

1. Names of the families
2. Names of the instruments in each family.
3. Picture of each instrument.
4. What each instrument is made of.
5. How each is played.
6. Describe what each instrument sounds like and find an audio or video clip of each.
7. At least 2 interesting facts about each instrument.

May create a web page, wiki page, knowledge map, Ebook, Powerpoint presentation, paper notebook, or complete instrument study books.


Use these websites to research each instrument.


The Music Room
San Francisco Kids
NY Philharmonic Kids
Learn About Instruments
DSO Kids
Oregon Symphony
Play Music
BSO Kids
Simple English Wikipedia
Wikipedia
FlickrCC (free, legal pictures)


Answer the questions below for each instrument.
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String Family


Violin


Picture:
external image White_Violin.jpg
violin
What is it made of?
wood
How is it played?
buy the bow
At least 2 interesting facts.
the voilin was play a long time ago. the voilin make pretty music.
Describe its sound.
it sound is amazing
Web address where it can be heard.

DSOkids

Viola


Picture: external image viola.jpg

viola
What is it made of?
wood and steal
How is it played?
a bow
At least 2 interesting facts.
it just like a voilin and it is small
Describe its sound.
just like a voilin
Web address where it can be heard.DSOkids



Cello


Picture
What is it made of?wood and steal

How is it played?
sting
At least 2 interesting fact it sounds.. very lond and it is very big
Describe its sound.
the sound is very very loud.
Web address where it can be heard.

DSO kids

Bass


Picture: external image viola.jpg

bass
What is it made of?
wood and steal
How is it played?
a bow stings
At least 2 interesting facts.
the sound is just like the blues and it is heavey
Describe its sound.
it is very deep loud
Web address where it can be heard

DSO kids

Woodwind Family


Flute


Pictureexternal image Flute.gif

flute
What is it made of?
steal
How is it played?
by blowing on the mouth picecs
At least 2 interesting facts.
the played in the civil war and also this insurment is the olds insurtment in the history.
Describe its sound.
low
Web address where it can be heard

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Oboeexternal image oboe.jpg

oboe
Picture:

What is it made of?
wood and steal
How is it played?
by blowing in the redd and pressing the steal buttions
At least 2 interesting facts.
it size is just like 5 feet and it redd is different then the woodwind family
Describe its sound.
deep and low
Web address where it can be heard

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Clarinet


Picture:external image clarinet01.jpg

clarinet
What is it made of?
wood and steal
How is it played?
by the reed and press the steal but.
At least 2 interesting facts.
the clarinet is more deeper then the flute and it is more bigger then the flute.
Describe its sound.
the sound is light and bright
Web address where it can be heard

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Bassoon


Picture: external image bassoon-3.jpg

bassoon
What is it made of?
wood and steal
How is it played?
by bow on the redd and pressing the steal buttion.
At least 2 interesting facts.
it is the only inturstment with a skinney mouth piece and only the inturstment that is color purple.
Describe its sound.
it is the lowest sound of all the woodwind family.
Web address where it can be heard

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Saxophone


Picture: external image yamaha_tenor_saxophone_yts475.jpg

saxophone
What is it made of gold and steal
How is it played?
by blowing on redded and pressing on the gold buttions.
At least 2 interesting facts.
this instruments was in almost ever music of the blues and it is the only gold instruments woodwind family.
Describe its sound.
light and deep at the same time
Web address where it can be heard

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Brass Family


Trumpet


Picture: trument
What is it made of?
steal and meatel
How is it played?
by blowing and pressing on the the steal buttons.
At least 2 interesting facts.
that it can be about two different kinds of color silver or gold and it is easy to play it.
Describe its sound.
it sounds is like deep and low
Web address where it can be heard.

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French Horn


Picture:external image Double-French-Horn-CLFH601-.jpg

french horn
What is it made of?
steal and gold metal
How is it played?
by blowing on metal and by pressing on the gold steal buttons.
At least 2 interesting facts.
that it can by in two sizes big or small and also the little it is the lower it sounds.
Describe its sound.
it sound is like deep and low
Web address where it can be heard.

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Trombone


Picture:external image Trombone20Cropped.jpg

trombone
What is it made of?
gold steal
How is it played?
by blowing on the mouth piece and also getting on the pole make it back and fouth.
At least 2 interesting facts.
it is the first insturment with a long pole and it is the most easy insturment to play with.
Describe its sound.
deep and verylow
Web address where it can be heard.

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Tuba


Picture:external image Tuba-Rotary-4-key-JYTU0111-.jpg

tuba
What is it made of?
gold steal
How is it played?
by blowing on the mouth pieces and pressing on the gold butions.
At least 2 interesting facts.
it is big and it is in all most in every music store
Describe its sound.
deep
Web address where it can be heard

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Percussion Family


Snare Drum


Picture:external image P01-DFS14.jpgsnare drums
What is it made of?
plasitic and steal
How is it played?
by banging on it
At least 2 interesting facts.
it is in many colors like black,gray,and green and so many other colors
Describe its sounds.
loud and deep
Web address where it can be heard.

dso kids listing to snare drums

Bass Drum


Picture:external image Field-Corps-Bass-Drums.jpg

bass drum
What is it made of?
steal and wood
How is it played?
by banging on it
At least 2 interesting facts.
it is realit to the snare drum
Describe its sound.
low
Web address where it can be heard.

dso kids listing to bass drums

Timpani


Picture:external image timpani-500.jpg

timpani
What is it made of?
wood
How is it played?
by banging on it
At least 2 interesting facts.
that it is bigger then any drums
Describe its sound.
deep
Web address where it can be heard.

dso kids listing to timpani

Cymbals


Picture:external image 331-Cymbals-L.jpg

cymbals
What is it made of?
silver steal
How is it played?
by hitting each other
At least 2 interesting facts.
it was made in chine
Describe its sound.
loud
Web address where it can be heard

dso kid listing to cymbals