Instrument families

Explore the diverse and captivating instrument families that make up the backbone of music. Learn about the unique characteristics and sounds of each family, and find inspiration for your musical journey.

Need an engaging activity to reinforce the instrument families? Need an emergency sub plan that can be used by a non-music sub? You should try this new resource--Instrument Family Races. This resource includes 24 instrument cards, 2 game versions, and a video demo. You only need to provide 4 or 8 hula hoops. I divide the class into 2 groups. Each team has 4 hula hoops to represent the 4 instrument families (string, woodwind, brass, percussion). The hoops will be on one side of the room. One…

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Kelly Knouse
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One of the topics most of us teach in elementary general music that can easily become dry and boring to teach (and to learn) is the instruments of the orchestra. But it doesn't have to be! Today I'm sharing my 3 favorite ways to teach lower elementary students the 4 families of instruments in the orchestra. 1. Classical Pieces I'm sure this is an obvious choice for many- Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra is an oldie but a goodie! The piece very clearly gives students a sense of the…

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Rachel Rhine
The String family: when playing an instrument in the string family, one can use his or her fingers to strum the string or draw a bow across the strings to make them vibrate. The vibrations are pretty quiet, so a a hollow part of the instruments body amplifies the sound. the Head of the instruments is where one end of the string is attached. Using knobs, you can tune your instrument to play different frequencies. Musicals, Musical Instruments, Music Education, Types Of Music, Music Lessons, Learn Music, Instruments, Instrument Families, Music Instruments

The String family: when playing an instrument in the string family, one can use his or her fingers to strum the string or draw a bow across the strings to make them vibrate. The vibrations are pretty quiet, so a a hollow part of the instruments body amplifies the sound. the Head of the instruments is where one end of the string is attached. Using knobs, you can tune your instrument to play different frequencies.

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Dimitar Markovski