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105 resources with the keyterm instruments

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Playin' the Blues

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students explore history and sounds of blues music, construct instruments from scrap materials, and compose music to accompany lyrics of songs for kids.
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Musical Instruments Ð French Horn

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
The French horn is a member of the brass family that is described in this informational video. The musician describes the different parts of the French horn, as well as how it is distinguished amongst other horns. What a fantastic and...
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Musical Role Models

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Learners identify instruments and their sounds and use them to model their own orchestra. After choosing an instrument to investigate further, they research to become familiar with the sound of the instrument, how the sound is created,...
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Danse Macabre: Saint-Saëns

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Assist your youngsters as they learn to visualize the story music can tell us. They listen to the piece "Danse Macabre" while viewing this slideshow. Each slide describes the key instrument and what creature of the dark it represents. A...
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Meet the Instruments of the Orchestra

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students examine the characteristics of the four families of instruments. They read an eBook, unscramble instruments and categorize them in the correct families, take a quiz, and explore the San Francisco Symphony website.
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Music Vocabulary Game

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Do your students know about Bach, instrument families, beats, and harmony? If they do, then they should have no problem winning this music trivial game. This game is interactive and contains nine questions, sound, and animation.
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Instrument Families

For Teachers 4th - 5th
From the clarinet to maracas, this PowerPoint covers various instruments in the 4 instrument families: woodwinds, brass, strings, percussion. Descriptions and pictures of instruments in the four families are provided. Slides 19-22...
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The Parts of a Trombone

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Learn all of the parts of a trombone with this video. Clear text and photos provide viewers with the part names and their purpose.
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Let's Make Music!

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students create musical instruments filled with popcorn. They use a variety of common containers to make instruments which they play along with music on CD's.
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How Do Instruments Make Sound?

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young scholars explore and classify a variety of musical instruments by the way they produce sound. They create a class list of musical instruments, and identify the sounds as vibrations, striking sounds, or blowing air. Students place...
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Kazoo

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Children are naturally interested in musical instruments because they enjoy rhythm and sounds. An early exposure to instruments can enhance a child's knowledge, interest, and appreciation of music. Increase your young learners' knowledge...
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Mariachi Mania

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students play the beats of mariachi music. In this mariachi lesson plan, students listen to mariachi music and discuss why music is important.
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Sounds Good to Me

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners determine density and hardness of wood samples based on several investigations. In this physical science and music lesson, students visit four centers and perform tests on wood samples to determine densities and hardnesses. They...
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Instruments Used in Folk Music

For Students 7th - 8th
For this music worksheet, students read short excerpts about the instruments that accompany folk music songs. They write 5-10 paragraphs about the use of the banjo and mandolin in folk music and about their differences. They read...
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Design an Instrument

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners design an instrument. In this sound, vibration and pitch lesson, students learn about the characteristics of sound, vibration and pitch.  Learners design a guitar using the assembled craft materials and demonstrate how they...
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Music Listening-What's The Sound

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
In this activity, Music Listening-What's The Sound, students practice playing different instrument. Students listen as the instruments are played to determine the sound of each instrument. Students will match the instrument to the...
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Catch the Gullah Beat: Rhythm and Percussion

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students explore the Gullah culture. In this social studies lesson, students construct and play instruments similar to those of the Gullah people.
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Idea Generator

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders study physical science properties by completing a WebQuest using the given links for each topic. In this physical science lesson, 2nd graders study acceleration, acoustical science, sound/vibration/pitch, instrument...
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Instruments of the Orchestra

For Students 9th - 12th
In this music worksheet, students find the words related to the musical instruments of an orchestra. The Answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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Zin! Pluck! Bang!

For Teachers K - 4th
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...
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Music of Puerto Rico

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders study about the musical rhythms and instruments of Puerto Rico. Then they construct their own instruments using recycled products. Students listen to different genres of music and define them. Students focus on the...
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Creating a Sound Map

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students listen to a piece of music and brainstorm all the instruments they hear playing throughout the piece. The teacher then lists the correct instruments on the board and has an example of each one lying out. After seeing some...
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World Rhythms: Tabla

For Teachers K - 8th
Students use various materials to build and play simple percussion based on a Silk Road design, and write step-by-step instructions for others about how to make and play instrument.
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Instruments of the Orchestra Race

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students receive a musical instrument of the orchestra and the family it belongs to. They run when the teacher calls either the instrument or the family.