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."
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MUSICAL ELEMENTS OF THE LITTLE PRINCE
Students 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...
2nd - 6th 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 instructional activity, students create a "brass" instrument from everyday household objects. The students...
1st - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
Reviewing Good Playing Habits
The string section of your school orchestra can get a proper form make-over by incorporating this lesson. They reestablish proper playing form, posture, and sound as they compose an essay on how to maintain good playing habits during...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts