Identifying Instruments and Families
Fourth graders complete with the class a KWL chart and discuss prior knowledge of orchestras. They visit websites to discover instruments and families of the orchestra and discuss appropriate audience behavior prior to going to a concert hall.
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Sound Production on Instruments and with the Human Voice
Fourth graders study and experiment with sound production. For this sound production lesson, 4th graders discuss sound and vibrations. Students write a paragraph explaining how music is made. Students make a homemade instrument and...
4th Visual & Performing Arts
Orchestra Instruments and Their Families
Students investigate the families to which the instruments of an orchestra belong. The identification of the instruments and their function in the playing of symphonies are made as they listen to the piece, "Peter and the Wolf."
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Investigating Brass Instruments and Pitch
Students observe the sounds of different brass instruments in order to understand how to create different pitches. In this musical lesson, students create a "brass" instrument from everyday household objects. The students discuss the...
1st - 4th Visual & Performing Arts