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:
external image photo160violin.jpg
http://www.dsokids.com/public/Instruments/photo160violin.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/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=3

Viola


Picture:
external image photo160violin.jpg
http://www.dsokids.com/public/Instruments/photo160violin.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/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=3


Cello


Picture:
external image photo160cello.jpg
http://www.dsokids.com/public/Instruments/photo160cello.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/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=6

Bass

http://www.dsokids.com/public/Instruments/photo160bass.jpg.
Picture:
external image photo160bass.jpg
What is it made of?

How is it played?

At least 2 interesting facts.

Describe its sound.

I need a picture of a string or double bass, not bass guitar.
Web address where it can be heard

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

Woodwind Family


Fluteexternal image photo160flute.jpg


Picture:
http://www.dsokids .com/ public/Instruments/photo160flute.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/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=21

Oboe


Picture: external image photo160oboe.jpg.
http://www.dsokids.com/public/Instruments/photo160oboe.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/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=22

Clarinet


Picture: external image photo160clar.jpg.
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/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=24

Bassoon


Picture:
external image photo160bassoon.jpg
http://www.dsokids.com/public/Instruments/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/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=26


Saxophone


Picture:
external image photo160sax.jpg
http://www.dsokids.com/public/Instruments/photo160sax.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/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=28

Brass Family


Trumpet


Picture:
external image photo160tpt.jpg

What is it made of?
http://www.dsokids.com/public/Instruments/photo160tpt.jpg.
How is it played?

At least 2 interesting facts.

Describe its sound.

Web address where it can be heard.

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

French Horn


Picture:external image photo160horn.jpg.
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/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=32

Trombone


Picture:
external image photo160tbn.jpg
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 where it can be heard.

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

Tuba


Picture:
external image photo160tuba.jpg
http://www.dsokids.com/public/Instruments/photo160tuba.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/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=31

Percussion Family


Snare Drum


Picture:external image photo160snare.jpg
http://www.dsokids.com/public/Instruments/photo160snare.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/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=4

Bass Drum


Picture:external image photo160bassdrum.jpg
http://www.dsokids.com/public/Instruments/photo160bassdrum.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/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=10

Timpani


Picture:external image photo160timp.jpg.
http://www.dsokids.com/public/Instruments/photo160timp.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/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=15

Cymbals


Picture:
external image photo160cymbals.jpg
http://www.dsokids.com/public/Instruments/photo160cymbals.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/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=9