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.
Highlight It


String Family


Violin


Picture: Include the web link where you found the picture.
http://cruciality.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/violin.jpg
external image violin.jpgexternal image glass_LnPkT_6648.jpg
What is it made of?wood

How is it played?by putting under your chin and playing it with the bow

At least 2 interesting facts.its the smallest out of all strings and has the highest pitch.

Describe its sound.a low b sound


Web address where it can be heard.dso kids

http://www.dsokids.com/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=3

Viola

http://www.made-in-china.com/image/2f0j00VeLaGDihslcPM/Viola-CVA102-.jpg
Picture: Include the web link where you found the picture.
external image Viola-CVA102-.jpg
What is it made of?wood

How is it played?its played like the violin by putting it under your chin.

At least 2 interesting facts.is larger than the violin and has a deeper pitch.

Describe its sound.a stronger sound than the violin

Web address where it can be heard.dso kids

http://www.dsokids.com/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=5


Cello


Picture: Include the web link where you found the picture.
http://blogs.poz.com/shawn/upload/cello-1.jpg
external image moz-screenshot-30.pngexternal image cello-1.jpg
What is it made of?wood

How is it played?like the violin

At least 2 interesting facts.its bigger than the viola and violin it has to sit on the floor because its to big to hold like the viola or violin.

Describe its sound.mellow

Web address where it can be heard.dso kids

http://www.dsokids.com/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=6http://www.dsokids.com/listen/InstrumentDetail.

Bass


Picture: Include the web link where you found the picture
http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/thesoundexchange/_images/thumbs/double_bass_full_c_the_contrabass_shoppe_ltd_w800_cred_800x332_09bd2e9f268ac8e6a344a856d323a586.png
external image double_bass_full_c_the_contrabass_shoppe_ltd_w800_cred_800x332_09bd2e9f268ac8e6a344a856d323a586.png
What is it made of?wood

How is it played?by a bow
and setting on the floor
At least 2 interesting facts.its the biggest instrument in the string family and it
plays classical music to jazz.
Describe its sound.
low deep horn
Web address where it can be heard

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

Woodwind Family


Flute


Picture: Include the web link where you found the picture.
http://www.freefoto.com/images/05/24/05_24_53---Flute_web.jpgexternal image 05_24_53---Flute_web.jpg

What is it made of?metal

How is it played?by blowing into it and pressing the buttons on top

At least 2 interesting facts.its not apart of the woodwind any more and is normally made of metal now.

Describe its sound.like whistling
Web address where it can be heard

dso kidshttp://www.dsokids.com/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=21

Oboe


Picture: Include the web link where you found the picture.
http://course.lib.uci.edu/ar/music/fa2003/200/chen/oboe.jpgexternal image oboe.jpg

What is it made of?metal

How is it played?like the flute

At least 2 interesting facts.it is like the flute except for the fact it is a double reed.

Describe its sound.a deeper sound then the flute
http://www.dsokids.com/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=22
Web address where it can be heard dso kids

http://www.dsokids.com/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=24

Clarinet


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


external image photo160clar.jpg
http://www.dsokids.com/public/Instruments/photo160clar.jpg


What is it made of?metal

How is it played?by blowing into the mouth piece

At least 2 interesting facts.
it has alot of metal keys and and looks like the oboe
Describe its sound.a very high sound

Web address where it can be heard dso kids

http://www.dsokids.com/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=24

Bassoon


Picture: Include the web link where you found the picture.
http://www.free-music-score.com/free_sheetmusic_download/img/instruments/basson.gif
external image basson.gif
What is it made of?brass and metal

How is it played?bloeing the buttons at the top into the mouth piece and pressing

At least 2 interesting facts.
it's tall and made of metal
Describe its sound.a deep low pitch

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



Saxophone


Picture: Include the web link where you found the picture.
http://people.bukiki.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/bukiki-saxophone-diagram.jpg

What is it made of?


How is it played?by pressing the buttons

At least 2 interesting facts.its brassy and its deep

Describe its sound.its like a car honking

Web address where it can be hearddso kids


http://www.dsokids.com/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=28

Brass Family


Trumpet


Picture: Include the web link where you found the picture.
http://www.trevorjonesltd.co.uk/images/MartinCommitteeTrumpetBlack_000.jpgexternal image MartinCommitteeTrumpetBlack_000.jpg

What is it made of?metal

How is it played?by blowing in to it

At least 2 interesting facts.it has high brassy notes and an optional mute can make the trumpet sound completely diffrent

Describe its sound.like a car honk

Web address where it can be heard.

http://www.dsokids.com/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=29

French Horn


Picture: Include the web link where you found the picture.
http://www.di-arezzo.co.uk/multimedia/images/wise/couv/am964370.jpgexternal image am964370.jpg

What is it made of?brass and metal

How is it played?blowing into it

At least 2 interesting facts.its played with the right hand inside the bell and it's the most difficult instrument to play

Describe its sound.like a beep

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

Trombone

external image photo160tbn.jpg
Picture: Include the web link where you found the picture.


What is it made of?brass metal

How is it played?by

At least 2 interesting facts.blowing into the hole and pushing the thing back and forth
Describe its sound.

Web address where it can be heard.

http://www.dsokids.com/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=30

Tubaexternal image photo160tuba.jpg


Picture: Include the web link where you found the picture.http://bp1.blogger.com/_jWG_3LWniD0/R1Hb3KnWykI/AAAAAAAAAC4/aucNYZbzH1Q/s1600-R/Tuba_Santa_Hat_-_no_background_prot.jpg

What is it made of?brass

How is it played?by pushing the buttons and blowing in to it

At least 2 interesting facts.

Describe its sound.mellow

Web address where it can be heard

http://www.dsokids.com/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=31

Percussion Family


Snare Drum


Picture: Include the web link where you found the picture.
http://images.miretail.com/products/optionLarge/Pearl/227368jpg.jpg
external image 227368jpg.jpg
What is it made of?
brass
How is it played?
it is played with sticks
At least 2 interesting facts.

Describe its sound.like a clap

Web address where it can be heard.

http://www.dsokids.com/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=4

Bass Drum


Picture: Include the web link where you found the picture.
http://www.edinburghbagpipes.co.uk/images/hosbilt%2026%20x%2012%20Bass.jpg
external image hosbilt%2026%20x%2012%20Bass.jpg
What is it made of?
wood
How is it played?
its played with sticks

At least 2 interesting fact.
Describe its sound.like a boom
Web address where it can be heard.
google
http://www.dsokids.com/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=10

Timpani


Picture: Include the web link where you found the picture.
http://www.smileysmile.net/images/Timpani_6100-2.jpgexternal image Timpani_6100-2.jpg

What is it made of?
wood and metal
How is it played?big sticks

At least 2 interesting facts.

Describe its sound.like a tap

Web address where it can be heard.

http://www.dsokids.com/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=15

Cymbals


Picture: Include the web link where you found the picture.
http://www.drumjunction.com/picts/visu-lite.jpg
external image visu-lite.jpg
What is it made of?
bass/metal
How is it played?with sticks

At least 2 interesting facts.it can be different colors and different types

Describe its sound.like a crash

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