Mr. Holley's Music Class
Week of March 23-27
Listening example - Woodwind family featuring Flutes
"Tocatta and Fugue in D minor" by Johann Sebastian Bach
You will hear the piccolo, flute, alto flute, and bass flute
Activities for Friday, March 27
Look at the composer page and find the composers that we have studied this year such as Bach, Handel, and Vivaldi. See if there is any information about them on this page that you remember from our studies earlier this year. Also check out some of the others from the various time periods that you have not learned about.
Activities for Thursday, March 26
Look at the "Orchestra Seating Chart" to see how the instruments you have studied are placed when playing with a full orchestra. This chart teaches us how instruments were chosen during the different style periods that we have studied this year.
Activities for Wednesday, March 25
We have listened to examples from the woodwind and brass family. Click on the link above to visit the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's kids web site. Choose two instruments from woodwind and brass and see what you can learn about each one. Interesting things to learn may be the instrument's history and how it evolved into what it is today or how it is played. Stay well!
Our activities for the next few days will come from the website link below called Chrome Music Lab.
There are a several very cool activities on this site. The first one is called "song maker" and it allows you to compose using different instrument sounds and pitches.
Here is a link to a (very short!) song I composed. Click on the link below and then click play.
Listening example for the week of March 16-20:
* "Star Wars Medley" performed by The Peabody Imperial Brass at Johns Hopkins University
* Watch and listen and try to identify the instruments of the brass family.
* Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, and Tuba
Past listening examples:
Louis Armstrong - "Basin Street Blues" and "What a Wonderful World"
Duke Ellington - "Take the A Train"