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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 Aut Instruments
DSO Kids
Oregon Symphony
Play Music
BSO Kids
Simple English Wikipedia
Wikipedia
FlickrCC (free, legal pictures)


Answer the questions below for each instrument.
Highlight It


String Family


Violin


Picture Violin_case.jpghttp://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Violin_case.jpg

What is it made of?

How is it played

At least 2 interesting facts.

Describe its sound

Web address where it can be heard.



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Picture: .http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bratsche.jpg

What is it made of?
laminated wood
How is it played?Bratsche[1].jpg
It's played with a bow.
At least 2 interesting facts
it's made laminated wood
Describe its sound.
beautiful
Web address where it can be heard.

NY Philharmonic.org


Cello


Picture: Include the web link where you found the picture
www.wikipedia.org
cello.jpg
What is it made of

How is it played?

At least 2 interesting facts.

Describe its sound.
low pitch
Web address where it can be heard



Bass


Picture: Include the web link where you found the picture.

big and looks like a violin but bigger
What is it made of?
laminated wood

How is it played?


At least interesting facts.

Describe its sound.

Web address where it can be he
ard


Woodwind Family


Flute


Picture: Include the web link where you found the picture
www.wikipedia .org
What is it made of?
wood
How is it played?
you blow in it
At least 2 interesting facts.

Describe its sound.

Web address where it can be heard



Oboe


Picture: Include the web link where you found the picture.

What is it made of?

How is it played?

At least 2 interesting facts.

Describe its sound.

Web address where it can be heard



Clarinet


Picture: Include the web link where you found the picture.

What is it made of?

How is it played?

At least 2 interesting facts.

Describe its sound.

Web address where it can be heard



Bassoon


Picture: Include the web link where you found the picture.

What is it made of?

How is it played?

At least 2 interesting facts.

Describe its sound.

Web address where it can be heard



Saxophone


Picture: Include the web link where you found the picture.

What is it made of?

How is it played?

At least 2 interesting facts.

Describe its sound.

Web address where it can be heard



Brass Family


Trumpet


Picture: Include the web link where you found the picture.

What is it made of?

How is it played?

At least 2 interesting facts.

Describe its sound.

Web address where it can be heard.



French Horn


Picture: Include the web link where you found the picture.

What is it made of?

How is it played?

At least 2 interesting facts.

Describe its sound.

Web address where it can be heard.



Trombone


Picture: Include the web link where you found the picture.

What is it made of?

How is it played?

At least 2 interesting facts.

Describe its sound.

Web address where it can be heard.



Tuba


Picture: Include the web link where you found the picture.

What is it made of?

How is it played?

At least 2 interesting facts.

Describe its sound.

Web address where it can be heard



Percussion Family


Snare Drum


Picture: Include the web link where you found the picture.

What is it made of?

How is it played?

At least 2 interesting facts.

Describe its sound.

Web address where it can be heard.



Bass Drum


Picture: Include the web link where you found the picture.

What is it made of?

How is it played?

At least 2 interesting facts.

Describe its sound.

Web address where it can be heard.



Timpani


Picture: Include the web link where you found the picture.

What is it made of?

How is it played?

At least 2 interesting facts.

Describe its sound.

Web address where it can be heard.



Cymbals


Picture: Include the web link where you found the picture.

What is it made of?

How is it played?

At least 2 interesting facts.

Describe its sound.

Web address where it can be heard