Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. In this lesson, we will begin with a warm-up song. Then we will explore the families of the orchestra - in particular, the percussion family. Lastly, we will explore how the instruments are classified and sort some of our own sound sources in the home based on their timbre.


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5 Questions

What was the title of our warm up song?
Captain go sidetrack your plane
Captain go sidetrack your ship
Correct answer: Captain go sidetrack your train
Which of these is not a family of the orchestra?
Correct answer: Simpson
Which of these instruments does not belong to the percussion family?
Correct answer: Flute
Timpani Drum
What does percussion really mean?
Correct answer: Musical instruments played by striking with the hand or with a stick or beater, or by shaking, including drums, cymbals, xylophones, gongs, bells, and rattles.
Musical instruments that produce sounds from vibrating strings
When an instrument is played loudly
What does timbre mean?
Correct answer: The particular tone that distinguishes a sound (the sound quality)
Whether a note is high or low
Whether a note is loud or soft

Lesson appears in

UnitMusic / Timbre 3