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Music Elements : Instrument Families




Introduction to Music History

Week 1 Day 1
Syllabus
Review
Text: Kamien Edition 6

Discussion on Pitch, Sound, Dynamics, and Instrument Families

Elements of Music Unit 1
What is pitch?

Dynamics discussion

Musical Instruments
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
Brass
Woodwinds
Percussion
Strings
Electronic

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Strings




Percussion Instruments
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.





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