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367 resources with the concept instruments

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Name That Harmonic: Closed-End air Columns

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Physics is like music—practice makes perfect! Challenge your class using an interactive that builds harmonic skills. The engaging lesson from a playlist exploring sounds and waves revolves around wave behavior in closed-end air columns....
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Name That Harmonic: Open-End air Columns

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Ever wonder what really goes on inside a clarinet? Show your young scientists the physics of open-end air columns through an easy-to-use interactive. Learners examine the features of standing waves and calculate frequency and length in a...
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Using Music to Tell a Story or Describe a Scene

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Young composers demonstrate their understanding of the stylistic features of descriptive music, including pitch, tempo, dynamics, rhythm, and timbre, by developing a melody and countermelody for a main character in a story. As part of...
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Instrumental Sounds

For Students 4th - 5th
What sound does a piccolo make? What's the difference between a violin and viola? What family does a timpani belong to? Take a tour through the different sections of an orchestra with an interactive reference tool.
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Musical Time Travel

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Young musicians learn more about the greats with a straightforward activity on historical composers. As they click through a navigation guide, they choose a musical time period and a composer from that period before taking a short quiz.
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Fun With Musical Words

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Is concertmaster another term for conductor, or is he or she another person entirely? Learn the specifics of the role of concertmaster with an activity focused on classical music. After learners define the term, they select a piece of...
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Listen to the Music

For Students K - 3rd Standards
Different pieces of music can elicit different emotions from audience members. A quick tempo can make you feel happy, while a largo piece may bring out a melancholy temperament. Elementary musicians learn more about the instruments and...
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A Composer Leads the Way

For Students 4th - 5th
What song is playing? A music activity focuses on composers throughout history, their famous works, and the instruments in each piece. As pupils complete the worksheet they play a short game to review music theory terms.
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Instruments Have a Family

For Students K - 3rd Standards
Are the instruments in Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in the same family as those in George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue? Elementary musicians work on their music theory and their instrumental ear as they listen to clips of famous...
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Nuts and Bolts of Jazz

For Students 6th - 12th
A collection of videos directs viewers through a series of seven videos detailing all things jazz. Video topics include how to play, its forms, rhythm, syncopation, swing, improvisation, and explores the rhythm, horn, and wind sections.  
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Acoustic Mirrors

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Investigate sound waves with acoustic mirrors. Using audio software, groups make recordings of musical instruments, both with and without acoustic mirrors. They compare the recordings to see the effect of acoustic mirrors on sound waves.  
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Sound

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Beautiful music doesn't just write itself, but if you ever feel bad about procrastinating, remember that Mozart wrote the overture to Don Giovanni the morning it premiered. Introduce young scientists to the elements of sound including...
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Nature Walk: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 2)

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Walking in nature is the theme of a unit designed to support English language development lessons. Scholars look, write, speak, and move to explore topics such as camping, woodland animals, instruments, bodies of water, things found at a...
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Treasure Island Clues: Intervals

For Students 2nd - 12th
You may know about A, B, and C, but now you can include "arrrrr" to the list of music notes to practice! Here is a fun pirate-themed activity in which young musicians determine the intervals of various notes in the treble clef to work...
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Musical Instruments to Play

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Bring some music to your language arts lesson with a reading comprehension activity. Learners read an informational passage about different musical instruments before answering a series of comprehension and vocabulary questions.
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The Music Concert

For Students 2nd Standards
Second graders read an informational text passage on music concerts and then answer questions based on what they read.
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How Brass Instruments Work

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Transforming a deep breath into beautiful musical notes, brass instruments represent an interesting combination of scientific understanding and artistic creativity. Traveling from the mouth piece to the bell, this short video...
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When Turtle Grew Feathers

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Friendship is a valuable part of growing up. Learn about the importance of friendship with a variety of activities based on When Turtle Grew Feathers by Tim Tingle. Kids practice making musical instruments, discussing plot points,...
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Science of Music

For Teachers 4th - 10th Standards
What can science and music possibly have in common? A lot more than you might think. Guide young scientists through an exploration of these two seemly different subjects with a physical science resource based on Bill Nye the Science...
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Name the Instrument

For Students 2nd - 8th
Here's a word scramble activity that asks kids to identify a series of instruments and then transpose the circled letters to reveal the name of the world's oldest playable musical instrument.
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Rhythm Jam

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Groups create, memorize, and perform for the class a 4 beats per measure rhythm pattern using percussion instruments including xylophones, rhythm sticks, and drums. The pattern is recorded on the worksheet provided in the resource.
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Tube Kazoo

For Students 1st - 3rd
Little musicians make a kazoo out of a cardboard tube, wax paper, and a rubber band. This is a terrific activity to use for enriching a lesson on sound, vibration, or musical instruments.
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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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How to Assemble a Clarinet

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Learn how to assemble the pieces of a clarinet with this informative video. The narrator also does a great job at naming all of the different parts.