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Music: Instruments of the Orchestra
Pupils identify various musical instruments and explain their roles in an orchestra. Following a Powerpoint presentation, students discuss what they have discovered in small groups. Then, each groups devises four questions based on the activity to present in a quiz show format.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 39 Downloads
Exploring Musical Instruments of the Orchestra
Young scholars listen to "The William Tell Overture," identify instruments, sounds and other characteristics of the music. They compare and contrast orchestra music to large band music. Students discuss the musical composition and how the timbre of the instruments affects the mood.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 61 Downloads
Teaching the Instruments of the Orchestra to Young Students using the San Francisco Symphony Kids’ Website
Using the San Francisco Children's Orchestra web site, first graders build listening and instrument identification skills. Each child wears head phones, listens to ID, and finds various instruments on the included worksheet.
1st Visual & Performing Arts 14 Views 44 Downloads
Peter Presents It All
Students use the story Peter and the Wolf to review story elements and identify orchestra instruments. In this orchestra identification instructional activity, students read the story and listen to the music from the story. Students use a graphic organizer to record the story elements and retell the story to a partner.
1st - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 18 Views 97 Downloads
In this music worksheet set, students read about music, orchestras, and Christmas during the Victorian era. They discuss Victorian music halls, read examples of street music, list the parts of an orchestra, and compose an original Christmas carol.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 98 Downloads
Zin! Pluck! Bang!
Students investigate the different instruments in a symphonic orchestra. They discuss the music of William Grant Still. Students identify instrument families and individual instruments. They see, hear, and touch instruments used in William Grant Still's compositions.
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Compare and Contrast Composers
Students identify various pieces of music that are familiar to them and define how the music made them feel. Then they select their favorite piece of music heard and the activities in which they like to do. Students also attend a concert and answer the questions posted in the lesson in the form of a critique.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
Fourth graders work in pairs and choose one instrument from the orchestra to research. They are introduced to the software and use it to search for their instrument. They then may go onto the website, "DSOkids.com" to find out more about their instrument and others of interest.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 1 Download
The orchestra plays the National Anthem and discusses their origin. Learners listen to other nation's National Anthems, and discuss how they felt while listening. As the students play the National Anthem, the teacher sings. The learners write lyrics, or create an anthem that represents their family.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
MUSICAL ELEMENTS OF THE LITTLE PRINCE
Young scholars demonstrate knowledge of musical instruments and the families of the orchestra. They acknowledge different voice types found in opera. Students interpret emotional expressions through listening. They compose sounds to express emotions.
2nd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 21 Views 71 Downloads