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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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Technology and the Distribution of Music

For Teachers 9th
What does technology have to do with music? Everything! Music has been enhanced and circulated because of technological advancements through the ages. Kids explore this concept as they learn about changes in musical instruments and music...
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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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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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Musical Role Models

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students 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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Jazz in America

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students explore different instruments and what role they play in Jazz. They also each person's role in a democratic society.
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Mariachi Mania

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Learners 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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Meet the Instruments of the Orchestra

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Pupils 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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Analyzing and Describing Music

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students analyze instrumental music.  In this instrumental music lesson, students investigate musical works of art.  Students describe the instruments they hear and discover the relationship between music and other disciplines. 
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Design an Instrument

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students design an instrument. In this sound, vibration and pitch instructional activity, students learn about the characteristics of sound, vibration and pitch.  Students design a guitar using the assembled craft materials and...
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Wind

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students make a wind vane, anemometer, wind spiral, and wind streamer to calculate wind movement. In this wind lesson plan, students test each of their wind instruments, and graph the results of the wind speed in different locations.
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Sounds Good to Me

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students 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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Music Listening-What's The Sound

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
In this lesson, 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 sound....
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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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Bedrich Smetana

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss the Genesee River and they describe the different things they might see on its shore. They are asked to name different activities people do around the river. Students related the Genesee to the Moldau, they are told a...
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Driving Music

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students experience both playing a musical instrument and driving a car. The two experiences tied together by one engineer. The score appears as a road, with twists and turns representing the composer's suggested shifts in mood. This...
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Jazz Forms and Improvisation

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Learners listen to an original recording of Louis Armstrong and discuss instrumentation. They identify an AABA song form as they listen. They list similarities between the following: traditional meets modern and small group vs. big band.
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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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Measurements: instruments

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this measurement worksheet, students write what the measurement instrument is used for. Students complete 3 problems total.
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Above and Below Worksheet

For Students Pre-K - 2nd
In this above and below worksheet, students name the musical instrument that is above and below the other. Students complete 2 problems.
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Changing Sounds

For Teachers K - 2nd
Pupils listen to sound. In this changing sounds lesson, students play instruments to help them hear volume and pitch.  Pupils use the interactive whiteboard to experiment how change can make sounds go higher or lower. 
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Exploring the Families of Instruments

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate the families of instruments. In this instrument lesson, students discuss how each instrument family makes their sound. Students then make their own instruments. Students write a paragraph about their favorite musical...