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Grades 3-5 OMA - Week Six

Intermediate (3-5) OMA

Week 6 May 11-15

Lesson Title: Instrument Families-Winds

Printable version of this Learning Board (in PDF)

Music Objectives:

  • Give examples of wind instruments
  • Distinguish between woodwind and brass instruments
  • Explain what makes an instrument part of the wind family
  • Music Standard:PR.4.3d, MU.PR.4.4d, MU.PR.4.5d
  • ELA Standard: L.4, 4.L.4, 5.L.4?

Lesson Instructions:

Watch this video, then answer these questions:

  • How can you tell if an instrument is part of the wind family? Once you've thought about it, check out my answer.
  • What are the two categories of wind instruments? Hint: Look at the vocabulary list.
  • What are some examples of wind instruments? Here are lists of woodwindand brass If you scroll down, you can click play to hear a pronunciation and sound clip of the instrument being played!
  • Where are wind instruments located in the orchestra? Do you notice how they're grouped?
  • If you're still having fun, check out the extension activities!

Extension Activities:

  • Explain to somebody else what a wind instrument is! What is the difference between brassand woodwind instruments?
  • Listen to these examples of a woodwind quintetand a brass quintet. Can you identify the five instruments of each quintet?

Vocabulary:

Wind Family- Instruments in the wind family produce sound when the player blows into the instruments and air vibrates.

Woodwind- Instruments that make their sound when a musician blows air into or across the mouthpiece. They get their name from the fact that most of them were once made of wood, and some still are!

Brass- Instruments that produce sound when a player buzzesinto a mouthpiece, causing it to vibrate. Often, brass instruments are made of brass or other metals.

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