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1 Musical Instrument Families By: Seth Maples 4th Grade General Music By: Seth Maples 4th Grade General Music 

2 Purpose of this Lesson  In this lesson, you will learn about the different families of musical instruments.  Tennessee Standards:  General Music 4th Grade  Standard 2.0: Playing Instruments  Students will play on instruments a varied repertoire of music.  Standard 7.0: Evaluating:  Students will evaluate music and performances.  In this lesson, you will learn about the different families of musical instruments.  Tennessee Standards:  General Music 4th Grade  Standard 2.0: Playing Instruments  Students will play on instruments a varied repertoire of music.  Standard 7.0: Evaluating:  Students will evaluate music and performances.  

3 Directions  Previous  Next  Content  Directions  Quiz  Exit Exit  Previous  Next  Content  Directions  Quiz  Exit Exit  

4 Main Menu  Directions Directions  Content Content  Quiz Quiz  Exit Exit  Directions Directions  Content Content  Quiz Quiz  Exit Exit  

5 Strings  Instruments in this family are easily recognized by having strings!  Strings can be bowed or plucked to create sounds.  Instruments in this family are easily recognized by having strings!  Strings can be bowed or plucked to create sounds. 

6 Examples of String Instruments  Bowed: Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass  Plucked: Guitar, String Bass, Harp, Mandolin  Bowed: Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass  Plucked: Guitar, String Bass, Harp, Mandolin 

7 Woodwinds  Instruments in this family get their name from the various types of wood they are made out of.  Sounds are created by the player blowing on the instrument’s mouthpiece.  Changes in pitch are created by covering the holes along the instrument with fingers or buttons.  Instruments in this family get their name from the various types of wood they are made out of.  Sounds are created by the player blowing on the instrument’s mouthpiece.  Changes in pitch are created by covering the holes along the instrument with fingers or buttons. 

8 Examples of Woodwind Instruments  Clarinet  Flute  Saxophone  Recorder  Bassoon  Clarinet  Flute  Saxophone  Recorder  Bassoon 

9 Brass  These instruments get their name from the shiny, golden brass or brass-like materials they are made from.  They are played by blowing on a mouthpiece, like the woodwinds!  However, brass players must also vibrate their lips to create sounds and alter pitches.  These instruments get their name from the shiny, golden brass or brass-like materials they are made from.  They are played by blowing on a mouthpiece, like the woodwinds!  However, brass players must also vibrate their lips to create sounds and alter pitches. 

10 Examples of Brass Instruments  Trumpet  Trombone  French Horn  Tuba  Trumpet  Trombone  French Horn  Tuba 

11 Percussion  Instruments in this family are played by hitting or shaking the instrument to create vibrations in the body of the instrument.  While there are various types of percussion instruments, almost all of these instruments can be recognized by the ‘shaking’ or ‘striking’ action when played.  Instruments in this family are played by hitting or shaking the instrument to create vibrations in the body of the instrument.  While there are various types of percussion instruments, almost all of these instruments can be recognized by the ‘shaking’ or ‘striking’ action when played. 

12 Examples of Percussion Instruments  Drums  Bells  Cymbals  Maracas  While the piano has strings in its body, the striking action of its hammers classify it as a percussive instrument!  Drums  Bells  Cymbals  Maracas  While the piano has strings in its body, the striking action of its hammers classify it as a percussive instrument! 

13 Summary  By completing this activity, you have just learned how to identify instruments and their musical families by the way they look and by the way they are played. 

14 Quiz  Click here to take the quiz.here  Click here to take the quiz.here 

15 Which family is the violin from?  Percussion Percussion  Strings Strings  Brass Brass  Woodwinds Woodwinds  Percussion Percussion  Strings Strings  Brass Brass  Woodwinds Woodwinds

16 That’s Right!  Next Question Next Question  Next Question Next Question

17 Which family is the tuba from?  Percussion Percussion  Strings Strings  Woodwinds Woodwinds  Brass Brass  Percussion Percussion  Strings Strings  Woodwinds Woodwinds  Brass Brass

18 That’s Right!  Next Question Next Question  Next Question Next Question

19 Which family are the maracas from?  Brass Brass  Strings Strings  Percussion Percussion  Woodwinds Woodwinds  Brass Brass  Strings Strings  Percussion Percussion  Woodwinds Woodwinds

20 That’s Right!  Next Question Next Question  Next Question Next Question

21 Which family is the cello from?  Woodwinds Woodwinds  Percussion Percussion  Strings Strings  Brass Brass  Woodwinds Woodwinds  Percussion Percussion  Strings Strings  Brass Brass

22 That’s Right!  Next Question Next Question  Next Question Next Question

23 Which family is the clarinet from?  Woodwinds Woodwinds  Percussion Percussion  Strings Strings  Brass Brass  Woodwinds Woodwinds  Percussion Percussion  Strings Strings  Brass Brass

24 That’s Right!  Next Question Next Question  Next Question Next Question

25 Which family is the piano from?  Brass Brass  Percussion Percussion  Strings Strings  Woodwinds Woodwinds  Brass Brass  Percussion Percussion  Strings Strings  Woodwinds Woodwinds

26 That’s Right!  Exit Quiz Exit  Exit Quiz Exit

27 Oops…  Try again Try again  Try again Try again

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29 Congratulations!  You have now finished the musical instrument families activity!  Exit Exit  You have now finished the musical instrument families activity!  Exit Exit 


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