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
Wikipediaexternal image Ba%20DetEN.jpg
FlickrCC (free, legal pictures)


Answer the questions below for each instrument.
Highlight It


String Family


Violin


Picture: external image glass%20violin%20in%20blue.JPG


What is it made of?wood

How is it played? with a bow that is made of horse tail

At least 2 interesting facts.that it is very light to carry and it is play by a bow that it is made by a horse tail

Describe its sound.
loud
Web address where it can be heard.

violin

Viola


Picture:
external image viola2a.gif
What is it made of? wood


How is it played?
with a bow of horse tail
At least 2 interesting facts.light it haves 4 strings very light

Describe its sound.
loud fluid
Web address where it can be heard.
http://www.dsokids.com/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=5


Cello


Picture:.
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What is it made of? wood

How is it played? a bow of horse tail

At least 2 interesting facts. one of the biggest insterment in the string family its heavy

Describe its sound. low toned fluid

Web address where it can be heard.
http://www.dsokids.com/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=6

Bass


Picture:
external image Blue_String_Bass.JPG

What is it made of?wood

How is it played? with a bow of horse tail

At least 2 interesting facts.its heavy it haves 4 strings

Describe its sound.its loud fluid

Web address where it can be heard

http://www.dsokids.com/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=7

Woodwind Family


Flute


Picture:
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What is it made of? brass

How is it played?press the butons

At least 2 interesting facts.it haves 11 pipe holes its about a foot long

Describe its sound.loud

Web address where it can be heard
http://www.dsokids.com/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=21


Oboe


Picture: external image oboe%20main.jpg


What is it made of?wood

How is it played?press the butons

At least 2 interesting facts.that it make the deeps sound of all the woodwind family

Describe its sound.loud

Web address where it can be heard

http://www.dsokids.com/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=22

Clarinet


Picture:external image Clarinet_in_Eb.jpg.


What is it made of?wood

How is it played?press the butons

At least 2 interesting facts.
its fun to play it haves a lot of holes
Describe its sound.loud and fluid

Web address where it can be heard
http://www.dsokids.com/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=24


Bassoon


Picture: .
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_MbYAQdjxnO0/RbunUpmTK1I/AAAAAAAAAA8/QDyujd95RVk/s320/bassoon.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_MbYAQdjxnO0/RbunUpmTK1I/AAAAAAAAAA8/QDyujd95RVk/s320/bassoon.jpg


What is it made of?wood

How is it played? blow hard

At least 2 interesting facts.its easy to play and its not heavy

Describe its sound.loud and fluid

Web address where it can be heard
http://www.dsokids.com/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=26


Saxophone


Picture:
external image saxophone.JPG

What is it made of? brass

How is it played?with the keys

At least 2 interesting facts. its heavy it loud

Describe its sound.loud and fluid

Web address where it can be heard
http://www.dsokids.com/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=28


Brass Family


Trumpet


Picture: external image trumpets-better.jpg
What is it made of?brass

How is it played?blow and press the keys

At least 2 interesting facts.light fun to play

Describe its sound.loud fluid

Web address where it can be heard.http://www.dsokids.com/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=29


French Horn


Picture:
http://www.made-in-china.com/image/2f0j00MBvTofeZbGzbM/4-Key-Double-French-Horn.jpg
http://www.made-in-china.com/image/2f0j00MBvTofeZbGzbM/4-Key-Double-French-Horn.jpg


What is it made of?brass

How is it played? press the keys

At least 2 interesting facts.its heavy its played in the orcastra

Describe its sound.low toned

Web address where it can be heard.http://www.dsokids.com/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=32


Trombone


Picture:
http://c2.api.ning.com/files/z0Fq2jugeC6I5tC6MhuUIkbMONpU6TdJ1tFgKkTm9-JEqUwvO-L5XNVKuybul2FARU7pRb*G0woxJpnileenQ6NZW88tUMKe/Trombone20Cropped.jpg
http://c2.api.ning.com/files/z0Fq2jugeC6I5tC6MhuUIkbMONpU6TdJ1tFgKkTm9-JEqUwvO-L5XNVKuybul2FARU7pRb*G0woxJpnileenQ6NZW88tUMKe/Trombone20Cropped.jpg


What is it made of?brass

How is it played?pull the horn

At least 2 interesting facts.bands use the trombone a lot its light

Describe its sound.loud fluid

Web address where it can be heard.http://www.dsokids.com/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=30


Tuba


Picture:
http://www.jmichael.jp/pic/Tuba2500.jpg
http://www.jmichael.jp/pic/Tuba2500.jpg


What is it made of?brass

How is it played?press the keys

At least 2 interesting facts.its heavy low toned

Describe its sound.low toned

Web address where it can be heard
http://www.dsokids.com/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=31


Percussion Family


Snare Drum


Picture:

What is it made of?plastic

How is it played? two drum sticks

At least 2 interesting facts. its loud easy to play

Describe its sound.loud

Web address where it can be heard.http://www.dsokids.com/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=31
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Bass Drum


Picture:
http://www.pixelaxel.de/uploads/images/3D/gallery/gallery_Bassdrum.jpg
http://www.pixelaxel.de/uploads/images/3D/gallery/gallery_Bassdrum.jpg


What is it made of? plastic

How is it played?with two drum sticks

At least 2 interesting facts.its heavy it haves a hole

Describe its sound.loud low toned

Web address where it can be heard.http://www.dsokids.com/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=10


Timpani


Picture:
http://members.atlantic.net/~drmusic/images/timpani2.jpeg
http://members.atlantic.net/~drmusic/images/timpani2.jpeg


What is it made of? plastic

How is it played?two drum sticks

At least 2 interesting facts.loud low toned

Describe its sound.
loud
Web address where it can be heard.http://www.dsokids.com/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=15


Cymbals


Picture:
http://www.grandmas.com/shop/images/Zildjian%20K%20Custom%20Hybrid%20Hi%20Hat%20Cymbals%20%2013.25.jpg
http://www.grandmas.com/shop/images/Zildjian%20K%20Custom%20Hybrid%20Hi%20Hat%20Cymbals%20%2013.25.jpg


What is it made of?brass

How is it played?by hand

At least 2 interesting facts.its light and loud

Describe its sound.loud

Web address where it can be heard
?http://www.dsokids.com/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=9