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Instruments of the Orchestra: String Family

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will know the different string instruments of the orchestra.
  • Students will be able to identify each string instrument through visual and audio examples.
  •  Students will complete worksheet based around the string instruments of the orchestra.

Strings 15 minutes

Power point on the string instruments accompanied by audio/visual examples of each instrument. Students will take down key bits of information down about each string instrument in their music copybooks.

Violin features 10 minutes

Show students a violin. I will point out the features of a violin. Students will then be able to play and examine the violin and bow within class. They will know features such as: Strings, tuning pegs, chin rest and f holes.

Worksheet 15 minutes

Students will find each string instrument within the string family in their Bravo books. Using information they have learnt in class they will write a short description of each instrument on a worksheet. The worksheet will then be completed for homework. They will also be given a diagram of the violin on one of the worksheets. Each student must work individually and label each feature of the violin.

Phase 4 Videos

Students will watch videos on all the string instruments. Each video will be accompanied by questions allowing students to identify instruments aurally and visually.

Mario on the violin:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPxK_nVwxGI

Rolling in the Deep: Cello

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs98G6c20ls

Mario: Cello

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kR9eKBQcoDc

Lady Gaga: Viola

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEPaBpMNWTU

Mario: Double bass

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IGBYVwyk_I