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.


What is it made of?
different types of wood
How is it played?
it's played by drawing a bow across them
At least 2 interesting facts.
the violin is more popular than the viola
Describe its sound.
highest pitch
Web address where it can be heard.
http://www.dsokids.com/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=3

Viola


here you found the picture.: Include the wPictureeb link web


What is it made of?

How is it played?

At least 2 interesting facts.

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



Cello


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


What is it made of?

How is it played?
the cello must rest on the floor because it's to big to be held like the violin or viola
At least 2 interesting facts.

Describe its sound.
beautiful mellow sound
Web address where it can be heard.


Bass


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


What is it made of?

How is it played?

At least 2 interesting facts.
it's about 1 1/2 to 2 times taller
Describe its sound.
widest assortment
Web address where it can be heard



Woodwind Family


Flute


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


What is it made of?metal

How is it played?

At least 2 interesting facts.

Describe its sound.
very bright and joyful notes
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.
it has a double reed
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.
one reed instrument
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.
it's often the backbone of the orchestra
Describe its sound.
very low notes
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.
one reed instrument
Describe its sound.
it can sound mellow and strong
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.
high brassy notes
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?
played with the right hand side the bell
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.
very low notes
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