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Instrument Families of the Symphony Orchestra String Family
Instrument Families of the Symphony Orchestra • Click through this Power Point to learn about the instruments of the String Family • Complete the worksheet as you go through the presentation.
Instrument Families of the Symphony Orchestra The String Family 1. 5 Main Instruments: Violin - smallest and highest; plays melody Viola – look like violins but have a lower sound Cello (or Violoncello) – too big to place under chin; held between knees Double Bass - biggest and lowest string instrument. Players stand or sit on tall stools to play these giant instruments.
Instrument Families of the Symphony Orchestra • Listen to the instruments of the String Family Violin Viola Cello Double Bass
2. Label the parts of the string instrument 1. _ Scroll__ 3. Peg Box 2. Tuning Peg 4. Nut_ 5. Fingerboard_ 6. Strings_ 7. Soundboard 8. Sound holes_ 9. Bridge_
Instrument Families of the Symphony Orchestra The Harp 3. How many strings are on a harp? The harp has 47 strings! How is it different? a. It has a different shape and does not use a bow
Instrument Families of the Symphony Orchestra 4. The Bow - drawn across the strings of the instrument causing them to vibrate. It is made of wood and horsehair!! 5. Rosin – sticky substance placed on the horsehair of the bow to help it stick to the strings. (sort of like hair gel!)
Instrument Families of the Symphony Orchestra Other Important Information: 6. The Amati Family - A father, two sons, and a grandson. They were the first famous family of violin makers in Italy. 7. Antonio Stradivari - A student of Nicola Amati (the grandson). He was the greatest violin maker of all time. He made hundreds of violins. Some of them are worth MILLIONS of dollars today!! Antonio Stradivari creating a violin
Stradivarian Instruments in D. C! • These instruments can be found at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D. C. and are worth between 3 to 15 -million dollars each!
Turn your worksheet in to the substitute. • Now you may work on the other String Family Worksheet. When completed, turn in to the substitute.