Here are some fun things to do this week.
Rhythm in the House!
Find each item pictured and play each of the rhythms on them. Put a checkmark in each box when you are done. You don't have to finish it in one day.
Staying at Home Bingo
This is a fun music activity that you can do by yourself at your own pace. See if you can complete a line over the week.
Once you are done, you can take a picture and email it to Mr. Heaton if you like,
Here are the worksheets for this week.
Over the next month, we will be learning about the Orchestra. The instruments in an orchestra are divided into four families.
The String Family.
The Woodwind Family.
The Brass Family.
The Percussion Family.
Here is a chart showing where all the instruments in the orchestra fit. The String Family are the instruments in the yellow sections.
Here is a video that explains the orchestra.
This is how each of the string instruments in the orchestra sound.
Not every string instrument is found in the the orchestra. In fact, the piano has strings but some people think the piano fits into the percussion family.
Here is how different string instruments work.
The Woodwind Family
The woodwind instruments all need air to make a sound but modern woodwinds aren't all made of wood! They can be made of wood, brass, silver, and even plastic!
Here are your worksheets.
Here is a video showing the woodwinds playing together in an orchestra.
Here is a video showing how they make sound.
The Brass Family
These are the shiny gold coloured instruments that you blow into to make a sound. You don't just blow into them, you buzz your lips!
Here is a video showing the demonstrating the different instruments in this family.
This is how brass instruments make a sound.
Some brass instruments have valves. This shows how the valves work.
The Percussion Family
There are probably more instruments in this family than any other. Percussion instruments were the first ever invented. They are the ones you hit, shake , or scrape to make a sound.
Some percussion are pitched (they play notes) and some are non-pitched (they just make a sound).
Here is your activity for this week.
Here are the main percussion instruments that you will find in the orchestra. It is a longer video but very good.
Here is an explanation for how they work.
The Keyboard Family
The keyboard instruments don’t fit into the other four families of instruments very well so we sometimes group them together separately. People actually argue whether the piano fits into the string family or the percussion family, if you can believe it!
Read this information on keyboards in this week's activity and complete the "Master Musician Assessment".
Master Music Assessment
How well did you learn the names of the instruments in each family? download the activity and test your knowledge.
The activities are ordered and you can do them at your own pace. You can do them all or one per week. Start with Activity 1. Click on it and read the instructions. If you enjoy an activity, feel free to do it more than once!
Music can be beneficial to creating a calm environment during times of stress. Sometimes it is good to put on quiet and calming music to increase focus and calm minds. Classical and baroque music is particularly good for this although if you really don’t like it, you can play anything you wish.
Here are other simple activities you can do to keep music in your lives. Some will work better for you than others.