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Grades 3-5 OMA - Weeks Two and Three

Intermediate (3-5)


Lesson Title: Instrument Families-Strings

Music Objectives:

  • Give examples of string instruments
  • Explain what makes an instrument part of the string family

Music Standard: MU.PR.4.3d, MU.PR.4.4d, MU.PR.4.5d
ELA Standard: 3.L.4, 4.L.4, 5.L.4 

Lesson Instructions:

  • Watch this video and then answer these questions:
  • How can you tell if an instrument is part of the string family? Once you’ve thought about it, check out my answer.
  • How can string instruments be played? Hint: Look at the vocabulary list.
  • What are some examples of string instruments? Here’s a big list- I bet there are some instruments here that you’ve never heard of before!
  • Where do the strings sit in the orchestra, the front or back? Can you find all the string instruments without the names?
  • If you’re still having fun, check out the extension activities!

Extension Activities:

  • Explain to somebody else what a string instrument is!
  • Here is Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings. How does it make your feel? Do you think other instruments would have the same effect?
  • Here’s some extra information.



String Family- Instruments in the string family use vibrating strings to make their sound.

Bowed- a bow is used to pull across the strings of an instrument to make them vibrate.

Plucked/Strummed- pulling the strings of an instrument with your fingers or a pick to make them vibrate.

Hammered- in a piano, the hammers strike the strings to cause them to vibrate.

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