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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
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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Let's Make Music!

For Teachers K - 3rd
Pupils 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
Students 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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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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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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Oboe in Oregon! - Activity 1

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students investigate and describe the different uses of musical instruments using Christopher Parkening, Dave Brubeck, and the musical group "Oregon" as examples. This lesson includes a video and resource links.
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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
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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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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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 lesson, students learn about the characteristics of sound, vibration and pitch.  Students design a guitar using the assembled craft materials and demonstrate how they...
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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. For this physical science and music lesson, students visit four centers and perform tests on wood samples to determine densities and hardnesses....
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Music Listening-What's The Sound

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
For 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
In this music activity, 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 reference...
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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
Students 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.