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  1. Travel through Instruments of the Orchestra

  2. Today we will travel through the Instruments of the orchestra There are five different types of instruments that we are going to look at • High Strings • Low Strings • High Brass • Low Brass • Woodwinds

  3. High Strings Violin History of the violin: http://www.ducksters.com/musicforkids/violin_history.php Watch the violin being played: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFfi0gxL6_Y Viola History of the viola: http://viola4children.tripod.com/what_is_a_viola.htm Watch the viola being played: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA6qLsIbLgE

  4. Low Strings Cello History of the Cello: http://www.dsokids.com/listen/instrumentdetail.aspx?instrumentid=6 Watch the cello being played: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNbXuFBjncw Bass History of the double bass: http://www.makingmusicfun.net/htm/f_mmf_music_library/hey-kids-its-a-string-bass.htm Watch the double bass being played: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vLUu1H0nGc

  5. High Brass Trumpet History of the trumpet: http://www.blackdiamondbrass.com/tpthist/trpthist.htm Watch the trumpet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZrN2xnNviA French Horn History of the horn: http://inventors.about.com/od/fstartinventions/a /French_Horn.htm Watch the horn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FR-NpJ9nkPQ&feature=plcp

  6. Low Brass Trombone History of the trombone: http://www.ehow.com/facts_5016498_invented-trombone.html Watch the trombone: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GnJ-xL7n3k Tuba History of the tuba: http://www.helium.com/items/2101815-history-of-the-tuba Watch the tuba: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONrOhMW7y4s

  7. Woodwinds Flute History of the flute: http://www.flutekids.eu/en/historyflute_en.htm Watch the flute: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAJ4i1L3y5M Clarinet High History of the clarinet: http://www.dsokids.com/listen/instrumentdetail.aspx?instrumentid=24 Watch the clarinet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AzV_Sz-oYw Oboe History of the oboe: http://library.thinkquest.org/5116/oboe.htm Watch the oboe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vlh9AMaTrLQ Bassoon Low History of the bassoon: http://www.soyouwanna.com/bassoon-facts-1850.html Watch the bassoon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ1Nz3UOOas

  8. Take this quiz! What is the highest string instrument? What is the biggest string instrument? Which instrument does the instrument tune to? What is the only woodwind instrument not made out of wood? Which instrument has a slide that it uses to change pitches? What is the highest sounding brass instrument? What is the lowest brass instrument? What instrument is played with the player’s hand in the bell? What is higher, the clarinet or the bassoon? How many strings are on each string instrument? Click here to see the answers

  9. Answers What is the highest string instrument? Violin What is the biggest string instrument? String Bass Which instrument does the instrument tune to? Oboe What is the only woodwind instrument not made out of wood? Flute Which instrument has a slide that it uses to change pitches? Trombone What is the highest sounding brass instrument? Trumpet What is the lowest brass instrument? Tuba What instrument is played with the player’s hand in the bell? French Horn What is higher, the clarinet or the bassoon? Clarinet How many strings are on each string instrument? Four Good work!