Friday, February 6, 2009

First Grade Week 3 -- Aerophones and pitch

This week the First Graders learned about aerophones -- instruments that make music with a vibrating column of air.  Clarinets, trumpets, flutes and recorders are all in the aerophone family.  To give the students a more direct understanding of how aerophones, every student got a slide whistle, which they painted this week.  Next week we'll be using them as part of our warm up.

As an added bonus the Los Angeles Jazz Society and LAUSD provided a jazz concert in the auditorium (see pictures above).  Many thanks to Mrs. Oh and Mrs. Hutchinson for setting things up.  All in all it was very musical day!

Homework -- complete aerophone worksheet

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