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      • 3.

        Randolph, David, A Demonstration of the Instruments of the Orchestra. New York: Vanguard Classics, 1996. (2 CDs and Booklet)

    • B.

      For Students

      • 1.

        Names of the orchestral instrument families.

      • 2.

        Knowledge of the string instrument family.

      • 3.

        Knowledge of the percussion instrument family

  • IV.

    RESOURCES

    • A.

      Various music examples, CD and tape player

    • B.

      Posters of instrument families

    • C.

      Posters of individual instruments

    • D.

      Printed copies of ‘Meet the Symphony’ Rap

    • E.

      Orchestra section puzzle

    • F.

      Available instruments

    • G.

      Appendix A-B

V.

LESSONS Lesson One: REVIEW OF INSTRUMENTS

  • A.

    Daily Objectives

    • 1.

      Concept Objectives

      • a.

        The students will review the names of the orchestral instrument families as learned in grade 1 and 2.

      • b.

        The students will identify by sight and sound the orchestral instruments of the string family.

      • c.

        The students will understand how sound is produced.

    • 2.

      Lesson Content

      • a.

        Review the string orchestral instruments.

      • b.

        Discover through experimentation and observation that sound is produced when an object vibrates rapidly.

    • 3.

      Skill Objectives

      • a.

        Identify by sight and sound the string orchestral instruments.

      • b.

        Discover how sound is produced.

      • c.

        Experiment to discover how to change the pitch of sound.

  • B.

    Materials

    • 1.

      Posters of the instrument families

    • 2.

      Posters of the individual string orchestral instruments

    • 3.

      CD or tape player

    • 4.

      The string section of the orchestra section puzzle (from Appendix A)

    • 5.

      On bulletin board - outline of orchestra onto which the section puzzle pieces will be placed as we study each family

    • 6.

      Several sizes of rubber bands

    • 7.

      Ruler

    • 8.

      Available string instruments with bows

    • 9.

      Recorded examples: “Carnival of the Animals” by C. Saint-Saens: “The Swan” (cello) and “The Elephants” (string bass) movements, and “The Four Seasons” by Vivaldi, 1st movement

  • C.

    Key Vocabulary

    • 1.

      Family - how musical instruments are grouped together

    • 2.

      String family (violin, viola, cello, string bass) - instruments that use strings to produce sound

The Music-Science Connection, Music (Gr. 3)

2002 Core Knowledge® Conference

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