Elective Unit Studies: The Orchestra

Description

In this 128 page unit study, your children will explore much more than the orchestra! This unit study takes your child on a journey through the symphony to learn about the conductor, the string instruments, the wind instruments, the rhythm instruments, the music of the orchestra and more! Children will build their own instruments and explore human hearing, sound waves, and acoustics. While on their journey, children will also meet professional conductors and musicians while they explore emotions in art, cross cultural instrument “relatives,” a Stradivarius violin, nonverbal communication, film music, symphonic movements, and even music critics!



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The Orchestra

6th - College | iPhone/iPad

Rediscover classical music with the groundbreaking app, The Orchestra. Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the world-renowned Philharmonia performing extended extracts from eight works representing three...

$10

Instruments of the orchestra

College | Online class

The largest group within the orchestra is comprised of instruments that produce sound from vibrating strings. The vibrations – resulting from the strings being played by a bow, or being plucked...

Free

The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

3rd - 6th | Book, Audio CD/MP3

This elegant hardcover book-and-CD package introduces the sights and sounds of the orchestra. After listening to the sounds of each instrument on the CD—from mellow flutes to blazing...

$11

Story of the Orchestra : Listen While You Learn About the Instruments, the Music and the Composers Who Wrote the Music!

4th - 8th | Book

Eye-catching illustrations and an accompanying 70-minute CD make this an exciting and educational introduction to the world of classical music-from composers and music history to the instruments of...

$16

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