Peter and the Wolf. The music for Peter and the Wolf was composed by Sergei Prokofiev. Prokofiev used instruments from four instrument families to tell his musical story. The four instrument families are : strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion.
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Peter and the Wolf
The music for Peter and the Wolf was composed by Sergei Prokofiev.
Prokofiev used instruments from four instrument families to tell his musical story.
The four instrument families are : strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion.
Discover in this story which instrument represents the main characters: Peter, the cat, the bird, the duck, the wolf, Grandpa and the hunters.
Peter is played by the strings.
There are 4 woodwinds in this story.
The flute plays the bird’s music.
The bassoon plays the music for the grandpa.
The cat is played by the clarinet. A clarinet needs a small piece of wood called a reed.The reed is placed over the mouth piece of the clarinet.
The duck’s music is played by the oboe.
The wolf music is played by the French horn. A French horn is a brass instrument.
The members of the brass family are:
The hunters music is played by the timpani drums.
The Timpani drums are members of the percussion family. Other percussion instruments are the triangle, tambourine, maracas and the xylophone. Can you name other percussion instruments?
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My instrument played the Peter melody in Peter and the Wolf. Who am I?
I look like the violin, but am 5 inches longer. Who am I?
You sit and hold this instrument with it’s bow.
I am the biggest and lowest sounding string instrument. Who am I?
Answer: String Bass
How many strings does the violin have?
Answer: 4 Strings
I played the melody of the bird in Peter and the Wolf. Who am I?
I played the melody of the cat in Peter and the Wolf. Who am I?
I played the melody of the Grandpa in Peter and the Wolf. Who am I?
The oboe played the part of which animal in Peter and the Wolf?
A small piece of wood is needed for a clarinet to play. What is the name for this piece of wood?
I played the melody of the wolf in Peter and the Wolf. Who am I?
Answer: French Horn
Where does a French Horn player place his right hand on this instrument?
Answer: Inside the horn’s bell.
Can you name another brass instrument that has a slide?
Name the biggest brass instrument.
I am the smallest brass instrument. Who am I?
The hunters in Peter and the Wolf were played by what instrument?
Answer: Timpani Drums
I am a percussion instrument with 3 sides. Who am I?
I am a percussion instrument that is round and has metal discs that jingle when you shake me.
Name a percussion instrument that comes in pairs and you shake them.
I am a single big drum that you play with a felt mallet.
Answer: Bass Drum