The OrchestraThe String family
Recap of last week
The main stringed instruments of         the orchestra
These stringed instruments can     be all played using a bow Bow is drawn across the  strings to produce sound Arco The...
Stringed instruments can also be    plucked to produce soundPizzicato      Arco
The Violin Smallest of the string  family Highest sound Most plentiful in  orchestra 4 strings First and second violi...
Parts of the Violin
The Viola Bigger, longer than violin 4 strings Strings thicker and  longer Deeper and lower –  warm tone Fits under c...
Parts of the Viola
The Cello Large instrument 4 strings Longer, thicker strings Played with a shorter,  thicker bow Sit to play cello – ...
Parts of the Cello
Double Bass Largest of the family Player usually stands or  sits on a high stool 4 strings Very long and thick  string...
Parts of the Double Bass
Next week…..The woodwind family…..
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Stringed instruments micro teaching powerpoint

  1. 1. The OrchestraThe String family
  2. 2. Recap of last week
  3. 3. The main stringed instruments of the orchestra
  4. 4. These stringed instruments can be all played using a bow Bow is drawn across the strings to produce sound Arco The bow is made from wood and horse hair
  5. 5. Stringed instruments can also be plucked to produce soundPizzicato Arco
  6. 6. The Violin Smallest of the string family Highest sound Most plentiful in orchestra 4 strings First and second violins Fits under chin while being played Cora Venus Lunny, Nigel Kennedy and Vanessa Mae
  7. 7. Parts of the Violin
  8. 8. The Viola Bigger, longer than violin 4 strings Strings thicker and longer Deeper and lower – warm tone Fits under chin while being played Brian Lee, Casimer Ney, Lionel Tertis
  9. 9. Parts of the Viola
  10. 10. The Cello Large instrument 4 strings Longer, thicker strings Played with a shorter, thicker bow Sit to play cello – rest against knees Propped by up on floor by a spike Aisling Drury-Byrne and Julian Lloyd Webber
  11. 11. Parts of the Cello
  12. 12. Double Bass Largest of the family Player usually stands or sits on a high stool 4 strings Very long and thick strings Very deep sound – rich and full Often plucked – pizzicato Rarely gets a solo
  13. 13. Parts of the Double Bass
  14. 14. Next week…..The woodwind family…..

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