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String Instrument Family. What Does This Family Do?. Who Belongs in this Family?. Violin. Viola. Cello. String Bass. Harp. String Family Final Quiz!. Violin. History. How it’s Played. How it’s Made. Fun Fact!. Violin Review Quiz!. Learn About A Different Instrument!. History.

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Who belongs in this family
Who Belongs in this Family?

Violin

Viola

Cello

String Bass

Harp

String Family

Final Quiz!


Violin
Violin

History

How it’s Played

How it’s Made

Fun Fact!

Violin Review Quiz!

Learn About A Different Instrument!



How it s made
How it’s Made

  • The violin is made of many pieces of wood chosen to enhance the performance of the instrument

  • Top is made of spruce

  • Back & Ribs are made of maple

  • Neck is made of maple and ebony

  • All parts are carefully carved and then glued together with special glue

  • 4 strings, tailpiece, and other various pieces are added after the body is finished


How it s played
How it’s Played

- The violin rests on the left shoulder

- It is kept in place by the player’s chin

- Left hand fingers notes by pushing down strings on the neck

- Right hand plucks with fingers, or bows the strings using the bow


Fun fact
Fun Fact!

On May 16, 2006, a London Auction house known as Christie’s sold a violin made by Stradivarius called “The Hammer” for $3,544,000! That is the most anyone has ever paid at a public auction for a musical instrument!


Violin review quiz
VIOLIN REVIEW QUIZ!

Question #1

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Violin Review Quiz!

1. What is a distinctive feature of the violin?

Hourglass Shape

Chin Rest

4 Strings

Made of Wood


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Question #2


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Violin Review Quiz!

2. Which Shoulder Does the Violin Rest on?

Right

Left


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Question #3


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Violin Review Quiz!

3. What type of wood is the back of the violin made of?

Maple

Spruce

Ebony


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Learn About A Different Instrument!


Viola
Viola

History

How it’s Played

How it’s Made

Fun Fact!

Viola Review Quiz!

Learn About A Different Instrument!



How it s made1
How it’s Made

  • The viola is made up of many pieces of wood, similar to the violin

  • Top made of spruce

  • Back & Ribs made of maple

  • Neck made of maple and ebony

  • All parts carved and glued together with special glue

  • After body is assembled & varnished, 4 strings, bridge, tailpiece, and other small pieces are added.


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How it’s Played

  • Similar to the violin, but heavier with a slightly different shape.

  • Rests on left shoulder, held in place by player’s chin.

  • Left hand fingers notes, while right hand plucks or bows the strings with their fingers or bow.


Fun fact1
Fun Fact!

It is hard to hear the viola when the whole orchestra is playing. (Though, it’d sure be missed if it wasn’t there!)


Viola review quiz
VIOLA REVIEW QUIZ!

Question #1

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VIOLA REVIEW QUIZ!

1. Is the Viola bigger or smaller than the violin?

Bigger

Smaller


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Question #2


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VIOLA REVIEW QUIZ!

  • TRUE or FALSE?

    You can easily hear the viola when the whole orchestra is playing.

TRUE

FALSE


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Question #3


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VIOLA REVIEW QUIZ!

3. Can you make a professional sounding viola using any kind of wood you want?

YES

NO


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Learn About A Different Instrument!


Cello
Cello

History

How it’s Played

How it’s Made

Fun Fact!

Cello Review Quiz!

Learn About A Different Instrument!



How it s made2
How it’s Made

  • Various wood types are used to make the cello in order to enhance performance.

  • Top is made of spruce

  • Maple for the back & sides

  • Neck is made of maple and ebony

  • All wood pieces are carefully carved, glued together, and varnished before other small parts are added


How it s played2
How it’s Played

  • The Cello is too big and heavy to rest on a shoulder

  • Cellists usually sit down to play

  • The weight of the cello is supported on an endpin that sticks out from the bottom to the floor

  • Just like the viola and violin, the left hand fingers notes while the right hand plucks or bows the strings


Fun fact2
Fun Fact!

A cello made in 1707 by MatteoGoffriller of Venice sold at an auction on April 22, 2005 for $620,800. This was a new record for Goffriller’s instruments!


Cello review quiz
CELLO REVIEW QUIZ!

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Cello Review Quiz!

  • True or False?

    The strings on the cello are more than twice as long as the strings on the viola.

TRUE

FALSE


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Question #2


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Cello Review Quiz!

2. What part of the Cello does the endpin extend out from?

Fret Board

Right Side

Bottom

Left Side


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Question #3


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Cello Review Quiz!

3. Do cellists typically play while sitting down?

YES

NO


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Learn About A Different Instrument!


String bass
String Bass

History

How it’s Played

How it’s Made

Fun Fact!

String Bass Review Quiz!

Learn About A Different Instrument!



How it s made3
How it’s Made

  • Much like the other 3 smaller stringed instruments in this family, the string bass is made of various wood types to enhance its performance

  • Top made of spruce

  • Back and sides are made of maple

  • Neck made of maple and ebony

  • Small pieces and strings are added after the body is finished

  • Pegbox on a string bass is different because it uses machines to tune it instead of friction pegs


How it s played3
How it’s Played

  • The String Bass is WAY too big to sit under your chin, so it sits on the floor like a cello, supported by an endpin

  • Bassists may sit on a tall stool to stand or play

  • Left hand fingers notes while the right hand plucks or bows the strings


Fun fact3
Fun Fact!

The String Bass has MULTIPLE nicknames including:

-Contrabass

-Upright Bass

-Bull Fiddle

-Bass Fiddle

-Bass Violin

-or just plain ol’ Bass!


String bass review quiz
STRING BASS REVIEW QUIZ!

Question #1

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String Bass Review Quiz!

1. How many strings does a string bass have today?

3

4

5


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Question #2


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String Bass Review Quiz!

2. Which part on a String Bass is made differently than the parts of other string instruments?

FRET BOARD

WOOD BODY

PEGBOX


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Question #3


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String Bass Review Quiz!

3. Which hand fingers the notes on the fret board while the other plucks or bows the strings?

RIGHT HAND fingers the notes

LEFT HAND fingers the notes


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Harp

History

How it’s Played

How it’s Made

Fun Fact!

Harp Review Quiz!

Learn About A Different Instrument!



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How it’s Made

  • The harp is made of maple wood with veneers and other wood finishes

  • The sound board, sound box, shoulder, neck, and column/pillar are all made of wood

  • After the larger parts are assembled, the tuning pins, strings, and pedals are added


How it s played4
How it’s Played

  • Harpists use all fingers except their pinky fingers to play

  • To change the pitches of any of the strings, harpists push any of the 7 pedals using their feet

  • Pedals allow harpists to play sharps and flats

  • Fingers pluck the strings to make sound


Fun fact4
Fun Fact!

Many beginning harpists choose to play brightly colored “Harpsicles” made by the Harpsicle Harp Co. These come in a variety of “flavors” including blue (blueberry), red (cherry), purple (grape), black (licorice), pink (bubble gum), white (marshmallow), dark green, gold, silver, and natural wood finish. Made in the USA, these simple harps are well designed, sturdily built, yet lightweight. They have a great sound for a small harp, and their light tension makes them easy to play!


Harp review quiz
HARP REVIEW QUIZ!

Question #1

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Harp Review Quiz!

1. Harpists use all of their fingers to play except for their:

THUMBS

INDEX FINGERS

MIDDLE FINGERS

RING FINGERS

PINKYS


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Question #2


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Harp Review Quiz!

2. How many pedals do concert grand harps have?

4

6

7

3


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Question #3


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Harp Review Quiz!

  • TRUE or FALSE?

    Concert Grand Harps stand over 6 feet tall.

TRUE

FALSE


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String family final quiz
STRING FAMILY FINAL QUIZ!

Question #1

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String Family Final Quiz!

1. Which instrument is the smallest member of the string family?

String Bass

Viola

Harp

Violin

Cello


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String Family Final Quiz!

2. Which instrument is the biggest member of the string family?

String Bass

Viola

Harp

Violin

Cello


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Question #3


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String Family Final Quiz!

3. Which string instrument was once made so large that it required two people to play it?

Viola

Harp

Cello

Violin

String Bass


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Question #4


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String Family Final Quiz!

4. Which of the following is supported by an endpin?

Viola

Cello

Harp

Violin


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Question #5


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String Family Final Quiz!

5. Which stringed instrument is played ONLY by plucking or strumming the strings with your fingers?

Harp

Cello

Violin

String Bass

Viola


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Question #6


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String Family Final Quiz!

6. Which Instrument requires you to press pedals with your feet?

String Bass

Cello

Harp

Violin

Viola


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Question #7


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String Family Final Quiz!

7. Which of the following instruments uses a chin rest?

Harp

String Bass

Violin

Cello


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Question #8


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String Family Final Quiz!

8. Which of the following instruments has the most strings?

Violin

Viola

Cello

String Bass

These all have the same number of strings


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Question #9


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String Family Final Quiz!

9. How many strings did the instruments in the last question each have?

5

6

4

3


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Question #10


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String Family Final Quiz!

10. Which instrument is also made in a smaller form that comes in many colors?

Viola

Cello

Violin

Harp

String Bass


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