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.



String Family


Violin



Picture:

external image photo160violin.jpg

http://www.dsokids.com/public/Instruments/photo160violin.jpg

What is it made of?it is made out of wood.

How is it played?with a bow ran across the strings.

At least 2 interesting facts.they can be electrical.
there the loudest in there family.
Describe its sound. DSO KIDS.COM .
Web address where it can be heard.
http://www.dsokids.com/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=3

Violahttp://www.dsokids.com/public/Instruments/photo160viola.jpg

Need a link.
Picture: Include the web link where you found the picture.
external image photo160viola.jpg
What is it made of?it is made out of wood.

How is it played?it is played with a bow.

At least 2 interesting facts.it looks exactly like a violin.

Describe its sound.

http://www.dsokids.com/public/Instruments/photo160viola.jpg

Need a link.

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Cello


Picture: http://www.dsokids.com/public/Instruments/photo160cello.jpg
Need a link.
What is it made of?it is made of wood.

How is it played?it is played WITH A BOW .

At least 2 interesting facts.its a solo instrument.
its strings are made of metal.
Describe its sound. DSO KIDS.COM

Web address where it can be heard.http://www.dsokids.com/public/Instruments/photo160cello.jpg
Need a link.

Bass
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Picture:
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Need a link.
What is it made of?http://www.dsokids.com/public/Instruments/photo160bass.jpg

How is it played?with a bow.

At least 2 interesting facts.its the largest in the string family.
its the lowest pitch of its family.
Describe its sound.DSO KIDS.COM
Web address where it can be heard
.http://www.dsokids.com/public/Instruments/photo160bass.jpg
Need a link.

Woodwind Family


Flute


Picture:

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external image flute3b.jpg
Need a link.http://www.dsokids.com/public/Instruments/photo160flute.jpg
What is it made of?

How is it played?with air blown across an opening on the flute.

At least 2 interesting facts.its an aerophone.
it doesnt have a reed unlike the other woodwinds.
Describe its sound.DSO KIDS.COM.

Web address where it can be heard
. http://www.dsokids.com/public/Instruments/photo160flute.jpg

Oboe


Picture: external image oboe.gif

http://www.dsokids.com/public/Instruments/photo160oboe.jpg
What is it made of?it is made out out of wood.

How is it played?with a reed.

At least 2 interesting facts.a double reed instrument.
its the smallest of its family.
Describe its sound.DSO KIDS.COM
Web address where it can be heard
.
http://www.dsokids.com/public/Instruments/photo160oboe.jpg

Clarinet


Picture
http://www.dsokids.com/public/Instruments/photo160clar.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.
http://www.dsokids.com/public/Instruments/photo160clar.jpg

Bassoon


Picture:
external image bassoon.jpg

external image photo160bassoon.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

http://www.dsokids.com/public/Instruments/photo160bassoon.jpg


Saxophone

http://www.dsokids.com/public/Instruments/photo160sax.jpg
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

http://www.dsokids.com/public/Instruments/photo160sax.jpg

Brass Family


Trumpet


Picture: external image trumpet-main_Full.jpg

http://www.dsokids.com/public/Instruments/photo160tpt.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.
http://www.dsokids.com/public/Instruments/photo160tpt.jpg

French Horn


Picture:
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http://www.dsokids.com/public/Instruments/photo160horn.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.
http://www.dsokids.com/public/Instruments/photo160horn.jpg

Trombone

external image Trombone.jpg
Picture

http://www.dsokids.com/public/Instruments/photo160tbn.jpg
What is it made of?

How is it played?

At least 2 interesting facts.

Describe its sound.

Web address it can be heard.
http://www.dsokids.com/public/Instruments/photo160tbn.jpg

Tuba


Picture:external image schiller-ah-3valvepiston-tuba-nickel-1.jpg

Need a link.
What is it made of?

How is it played?

At least 2 interesting facts.

Describe its sound.

Web address where it can be heard

Need a link.

Percussion Family


Snare Drum


Picture:external image 37250257-300x300-0-0_Tama+Tama+Masai+Quilt+Bubinga+Snare+Drum+with+Warl.jpg

Need a link.
What is it made of?

How is it played?

At least 2 interesting facts.

Describe its sound.

Web address where it can be heard.
Need a link.

Bass Drum


Pictureexternal image 125_bass%20drum_premier.jpg
Need a link.
What is it made of?

How is it played?

At least 2 interesting facts.

Describe its sound.

Web address where it can be heard.
Need a link.

Timpani


Picture: external image timpani.jpg

Need a link.
What is it made of?

How is it played?

At least 2 interesting facts.

Describe its sound.

Web address where it can be heard.
Need a link.

Cymbals

http://www.dsokids.com/public/Instruments/photo160cymbals.jpg
Picture:
external image photo160cymbals.jpg
What is it made of?

How is it played?

At least 2 interesting facts.

Describe its sound.