Sunday, April 25, 2010

First Grade Week 3 -- Aerophones and pitch

This week in First Grade music we continued our study of instruments by focusing on aerophones -- instruments that make music through a vibrating column of air. This would include woodwinds, horns and reeds such as clarinet or saxophone. The kids learned that some of the earliest flutes were often made to resemble birds, most likely because of the sound they made. We also spent a fair amount of time focusing on the concept of pitch -- the relative highness or lowness of sound.

Homework -- Aerophone worksheet

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