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Instruments Of The Orch


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This powerpoint presentation shows all of the different instruments in the orchestra and talks about how each instruments sounds, what they look like, and do.

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Instruments Of The Orch

  1. 1. Instruments of the Orchestra By: Kari Wilkinson k-5th grade
  2. 2. Main Slide <ul><li>Instrument Families: </li></ul><ul><li>Strings - Family </li></ul><ul><li>Woodwinds - Family </li></ul><ul><li>Brass - Family </li></ul><ul><li>Percussion - Family </li></ul><ul><li>Orchestra Set-up </li></ul>Quit Other Pages: Video & Game About the Author Resource Page
  3. 3. Strings <ul><li>The strings are the largest family </li></ul><ul><li>of instruments in an orchestra. </li></ul><ul><li>The first thing you might notice is </li></ul><ul><li>that they are made of wood . </li></ul><ul><li>They come in four sizes: violin </li></ul><ul><li>(which is the smallest), viola , </li></ul><ul><li>cello , and the double bass or </li></ul><ul><li>sometimes called the contrabass , </li></ul><ul><li>which is the biggest. </li></ul><ul><li>(Bass is pronounced “base,” as in </li></ul><ul><li>“ baseball.”) </li></ul><ul><li>The smaller instruments, violin and viola, </li></ul><ul><li>make higher-pitched sounds. </li></ul><ul><li>The larger instruments, cello and double </li></ul><ul><li>bass produce low rich sounds . </li></ul>Quit
  4. 4. < violin viola > < cello double bass > String Family Quit
  5. 5. Woodwinds <ul><li>The instruments in this family all used to be made </li></ul><ul><li>Of wood, which gives them their name. </li></ul><ul><li>Today, they are made of wood , metal , </li></ul><ul><li>plastic or some combination. </li></ul><ul><li>Just as with the stringed instruments,the smaller </li></ul><ul><li>woodwinds play higher pitches while the longer </li></ul><ul><li>and larger instruments play the lower notes . </li></ul><ul><li>A few instruments found in the woodwind family </li></ul><ul><li>are the flute , oboe , clarinet , saxophone, and </li></ul><ul><li>bassoon . </li></ul>Quit
  6. 6. < flute oboe > clarinet > < saxophone bassoon > Woodwind Family Quit
  7. 7. Brass <ul><li>If you think the brass family got its name because the instruments are made of brass , you’re right! This family of instruments can play louder than any other in the orchestra and can also be heard from far away. </li></ul><ul><li>Brass instruments are essentially very long pipes that widen at their ends into a bell-like shape. The pipes have been curved and twisted into different shapes to make them easier to hold and play. </li></ul><ul><li>The brass family members that are most commonly used in the orchestra include the trumpet , french horn , trombone , and the tuba . </li></ul>Quit
  8. 8. Brass Family < trumpet french horn > < trombone tuba > Quit
  9. 9. Percussion <ul><li>The percussion family has the largest variety of instruments in the orchestra. Percussion instruments include any instrument that makes a sound when it is hit, shaken, or scraped. </li></ul><ul><li>Percussion instruments keep the rhythm , make special sounds and add excitement and color . Unlike most of the other players in the orchestra, a percussionist will usually play many different instruments in one piece of music. </li></ul><ul><li>The most common percussion instruments in the orchestra include the timpani , xylophone , cymbals , triangle , snare drum , bass drum , tambourine , maracas , chimes , and piano . </li></ul>Quit
  10. 10. Percussion Family < timpani < xylophone < cymbals < maracas snare drum > bass drum > < tambourine triangle > < chimes Quit
  11. 11. Orchestra Set-up This diagram shows where each instrument sits in the orchestra. Quit
  12. 12. Video & Game <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>This video shows all of the instruments </li></ul><ul><li>playing the Super Mario Brothers together in </li></ul><ul><li>an orchestra. </li></ul> This website is a fun way to test your knowledge with how well you can identify the instruments and what they sound like. Quit
  13. 13. About the Author <ul><li>My name is Kari Wilkinson </li></ul><ul><li>and I am a student at Grand </li></ul><ul><li>Valley State University. I am a </li></ul><ul><li>Music Education major. I </li></ul><ul><li>currently have no preference </li></ul><ul><li>with what age group I teach. I </li></ul><ul><li>am so excited to become a </li></ul><ul><li>teacher and teach students of </li></ul><ul><li>all ages about music! If there </li></ul><ul><li>are any questions or </li></ul><ul><li>comments, please feel free to </li></ul><ul><li>email me: [email_address] .net </li></ul>Quit
  14. 14. Resources <ul><li>Information about Instruments: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures and Sounds: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Video and Game: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. youtube .com/watch?v=kcKurvm_0oE </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Quit