- Why do some instruments look and sound alike?
- How are instruments grouped together?
- Instruments of the Orchestra are grouped into four families: String, Brass, Woodwind, & Percussion.
- Each family has unifying characteristics and sound.
- (Supporting) Performing #6: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.
- (Priority) Responding #7: Perceive and analyze artistic work
- (Supporting) Responding #8: Construct meaningful interpretations of artistic work
- (Supporting) Connecting #11: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding
- (Supporting) MU:Pr6.1c
- (Priority) MU:Re7.1.1b With limited guidance, demonstrate and identify how specific music concepts (for example, beat, pitch) are used in various styles of music for a purpose.
- (Supporting) MU:Re8.1.1a With limited guidance, demonstrate and identify expressive qualities (for example, dynamics, tempo) that reflect performers’ expressive intent.
- (Supporting) MU:Cn11.1.1a Demonstrate understanding of relationships between music and the other arts, other disciplines, varied contexts, and daily life as developmentally appropriate.
What to Teach
- I can/SWBAT identify the following orchestra instrument families by sight:
- I can/SWBAT identify the following orchestra instrument families aurally: