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 moz-screenshot-9.png http://www.crystalconcert.com/Site/images/glass%20violin%20in%20blue.JPG

What is it made of? Wood and string

How is it played? BY plucking or rubbing the bow across the strings

At least 2 interesting facts.Violins come in different sizes depending on the learner and player. violins are very popular. Most really great composers played the violin.

Describe its sound. pitch can get really high and really low.

Web address where it can be heard.
http://www.dsokids.com/listen/InstrumentDetail.aspx?instrumentID=3

Viola


Picture:
http://library.thinkquest.org/5116/images/3violin_viola3.jpg

What is it made of? Wood and string

How is it played? BY plucking or rubbing the bow across the strings

At least 2 interesting facts.

Describe its sound. lower sound then the violin

Web address where it can be heard.



Cello


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


What is it made of? Wood and string

How is it played? BY plucking or rubbing the bow across the strings

At least 2 interesting facts.

Describe its sound. Gets really low and high. It has a wide variety of sound.

Web address where it can be heard.


Bass


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


What is it made of? Wood and string

How is it played? BY plucking or rubbing the bow across the strings

At least 2 interesting facts.

Describe its sound.

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?

How is it played?

At least 2 interesting facts.

Describe its sound.

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.

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.

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.

Describe its sound.

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.

Describe its sound.

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.

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?

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.

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