Overview and Instructions


Research basic facts about instruments of the orchestra.


1.name of 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 Violin_Player_For_Weddings.jpg


What is it made of? IT IS MADE OF WOOD

How is it played TUCKED UNDER YOUR CHEN

At least 2 interesting facts.

Describe its sound. I
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Web address where it can be heard.httpwww.viola online.com / sound


Viola


Picture: external image viola.jpg
What is it made of?

How is it played?
BY PUTTING IT UNDER YOUR CHIN

At least 2 interesting facts. IT MAKES DIFFERENT SOUNDS WHEN YOU PLAY IT

Describe its sound. ITS SOFT

Web address where it can be heard.DSO KIDS
viola



Cello


Picture: external image luis-clark.jpg


What is it made of? WOOD AND STRING

How is it played?
IT IS PLAYED SETTING DOWN HOLDING IT
BETWEEN THE KNEES
At least 2 interesting facts.

Describe its sound.THE CELLO HAS A DEEP RICH SOUND
BUT CAN GO VERY HIGHhttp:
www.dsokids.com/public/Instruments/photo160timp.jpg
Web address where it can be heard.


Bass


Picture: external image santa_claus_playing_an_upright_bass_instrument.jpg


What is it made of? WOOD AND STRINGS

How is it played?BY PULLING THE STRINGS

At least 2 interesting facts.IT IS IN THE ORECHESTA

Web address where it can be heard
DSO KIDS


Woodwind Family


Flute


Pictur
external image flute3.jpg

What is it made of? METAL

How is it played? by blowing on it with your mouth

At least 2 interesting facts.THE FLUTE IS THE SMALLEST PITCHED INSTRUMENT

Describe its sound. HIGH PITCH SOUNDS

Web address where it can be heard
YAHOO


Oboe comes


Picture:external image oboe2.jpg.


What is it made of? wood

How is it played? by blowing on it thruw the mouth piece

At least 2 interesting facts.the oboe is a double reed instrument of the woodwind family
the english word oboe comes the french translation of the word hautbois.
Describe its sound.It has a high and loud sound

Web address where it can be heard
GOOGLE


Clarinet


Picture: external image clarinet10.jpg
What is it made of? wood

How is it played? the left hand closet to the mouth

At least 2 interesting facts. it is very hard to play, some people have comittitions with it

Describe its sound.long and low sounds

Web address where it can be heard



Bassoon


Picture: external image bassoon-3.jpg


What is it made of? metal

How is it played?blow out a metal tube which attaches the wing

At least 2 interesting facts.the bassoon is a non-transposing instrument
known for its distincetive tone color
Describe its sound. loud and stretchy

Web address where it can be heard
DSO KIDS


Saxophone


Picture: external image cmelody.jpg
What is it made of?

How is it played?WITH YOR LIPS

At least 2 interesting facts.NEWEST WOODWIND INSTUMENT PART OF THE BRASS FAMILY

Describe its sound.FAST AND ALMOST HIGH

Web address where it can be heard
THE MUSIC ROOM


Brass Family


Trumpet


Picture: external image trumpet.gif
What is it made of?BRASS

How is it played?CLOSE YOUR LIPS AND BLOW

At least 2 interesting facts.YOU CAN CHANGE THE PITCH , YOU CAN INSERT A MUTE BELL

Describe its sound.HIGH AND LOW

Web address where it can be heard.THE MUSIC ROOM


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: external image tuba.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



Percussion Family


Snare Drum


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


What is it made of?
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Describe

Web address where it can be heard.http://www.dsokids.com/public/Instruments/photo160snare.jpg


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.


http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/MusicOffice/MusicTool/western/timpani/timpani.jpg
Picture: Include the web link where you found the picture.




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