To classify instruments

This lesson begins with a warm up song, followed by exploring the families of the orchestra - in particular, the percussion family. We will explore how the instruments are classified and sort some of our own sound sources in the home based on their timbre.

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Quiz:

To classify instruments

Helping you to assess what you've learned in this lesson

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What was the title of our warm up song?

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Q2.Which of these is not a family of the orchestra?

2/5

Q3.Which of these instruments does not belong to the percussion family?

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Q4.What does percussion really mean?

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Q5.What does timbre mean?

5/5

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

To classify instruments

Helping you to assess what you've learned in this lesson

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What was the title of our warm up song?

1/5

Q2.Which of these is not a family of the orchestra?

2/5

Q3.Which of these instruments does not belong to the percussion family?

3/5

Q4.What does percussion really mean?

4/5

Q5.What does timbre mean?

5/5

Lesson summary: To classify instruments

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