Music Elements : Instrument Families
Introduction to Music History
Week 1 Day 1
Text: Kamien Edition 6
Discussion on Pitch, Sound, Dynamics, and Instrument Families
Elements of Music Unit 1
What is pitch?
Voices: Soprano, Mezzo Soprano, Alto, Contralto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass
Composer Eric Whitaker recorded singers in a dozen countries to create this amazing virtual choral work. Listen to the different vocal types. Women sing the higher parts (ex. soprano) while the men sing the lower parts (ex. bass).
What did this music make you feel?
Musical Instrument Families
Percussion Instruments can include: xylophones, marimbas, timpani, drums, bells, triangle, gongs, cymbals, congas, djembe, maracas, cowbell, and the kitchen sink.
Check out this video from String Madness which has many famous classical music themes like Mozart's Symphony 40, Ode to Joy by Beethoven, the William Tell Overture, and many more.