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: Include the web link where you found the picture.


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What is it made of?WOOD

How is it played?PLUCK OR BOW

At least 2 interesting facts.

Describe its sound.

Web address where it can be heard.

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3-stringed viola, used in Hungarian and Romanian folk music

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.



Cello


Picture:
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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: 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



Woodwind Family



Picture:external image Shinobue_and_other_flutes.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



Oboe


Picture:
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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:external image clarinet_construction.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



Bassoon


Picture:
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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:
external image Saxophone_alto.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



Brass Family


Trumpet


Picture:
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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:external image French_horn_front.png


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:external image trombone.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.


Tuba


Picture: external image Euphonium.GIF


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