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General music

  1. 1. General Music A general music lesson for young learners Learning your instruments Joseph Keiner 07/16/2013
  2. 2. Main Menu End Show Woodwinds Instrument Introduction Brass Post-test Percussion Strings
  3. 3. Instrument introduction  Instruments make sounds  Sounds put together make music  There are four families of music instruments ◦ Woodwinds ◦ Brass ◦ Percussion ◦ Strings
  4. 4. Woodwind Characteristics  Usually light and soft sounds  Press down keys to make sounds  Some use reeds  Originally made from wood, but only clarinet and oboe are made from wood now
  5. 5. Woodwind Instruments Flute Clarinet Saxophone
  6. 6. Brass Characteristics  Instruments made of brass, which gives them their famous gold color  Uses valves instead of keys (2-3)  Bells project the sound  Use mouth pieces
  7. 7. Brass Instruments Trumpet Trombone Tuba
  8. 8. Percussion Characteristics  Any instrument played by striking, rubbing, shaking, etc.  The largest family of instruments  Oldest family of instruments
  9. 9. Percussion Instruments Drums Keyboards Auxiliary
  10. 10. Strings Characteristics  All have four strings, except guitar which uses six  All have the same body style  Are played in an orchestra  Played by bows
  11. 11. String Instruments Violin Viola Cello/ Double Bass
  12. 12. Post-test 1. Brass instruments are played by using keys. 2. Instruments use sound to make music 3. Saxophones are part of the brass family Answer Answer Answer
  13. 13. Credits Tambourine pic-www.hudsonmusic.com Cymbal pic-cymbals-01.blogspot.com Viola pic-commons.wikimedia.org Cello pic-commons.wikimedia.org Flute and piccolo pic- www.instrumentalsavings.com Trumpet pic-www.fallsrivermusic.com Clip-art Used by Microsoft office clip-art Info by http://www.naxos.com/education/music_instruments.asp as well as pervious knowledge
  14. 14. End Show End Show
  15. 15. Brass Answer  Instruments made of brass, which gives them their famous gold color  Uses valves instead of keys (2-3)  Bells project the sound  Use mouth pieces
  16. 16. Instruments Answer  Instruments make sounds  Sounds put together make music  There are four families of music instruments ◦ Woodwinds ◦ Brass ◦ Percussion ◦ Strings
  17. 17. Drums  Are played with either sticks, mallets, or hands  All drums have at least one head and a shell  Played by cavemen  Different types: ◦ Snare ◦ Bass ◦ Toms ◦ Djembe
  18. 18. Keyboards  Played by mallets (hard or soft)  Piano played by fingers  Types of keyboards: ◦ Piano ◦ Xylophone ◦ Marimba ◦ Vibraphone
  19. 19. Auxiliary  Anything else in the percussion family  Includes: ◦ Tambourine ◦ Triangle ◦ Maracas ◦ Castanets ◦ Wood Block ◦ Cymbals
  20. 20. Violin  Highest of the string instruments  Usually played in two separate parts ◦ Violin 1 ◦ Violin 2 Played by holding under chin
  21. 21. Viola  Slightly larger than violin  Played in C clef, one of the only instruments that do.  Also held under the chin
  22. 22. Cello/Double Bass  Deepest string instruments  Double bass is usually played one octave lower than the cello  Played with instrument on the floor
  23. 23. Flute  Silver color  Played by blowing across the mouth piece  One of the highest sounding instruments  Piccolo sounds octave higher than flute, is also a lot shorter
  24. 24. Clarinet  Black color, made of wood  Uses a reed to produce the sound  Smooth lower sounds, but can reach higher sounds  Squeaks…A LOT!!!
  25. 25. Saxophone  Made of brass  Commonly mistaken to be a brass because of gold color  Uses a reed to produce sound  Gritty sound  Used in jazz
  26. 26. Saxophone Answer  Made of brass  Commonly mistaken to be a brass because of gold color  Uses a reed to produce sound  Gritty sound  Used in jazz
  27. 27. Trumpet  Smallest and highest of the brass instruments  Three valves  Early trumpets used no valves, all done with mouth  Buzzing the lips in the mouthpiece makes the sound
  28. 28. Trombone  Plays in both treble and bass clef  Uses a slide instead of valves  Can “slide” in between notes  Held on shoulder
  29. 29. Tuba  Lowest sounding wind instrument  Large bell  Uses either three or four valves  Sousaphone invented for the use of marching bands

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