Orchestra families
Instruments
Rhythms
Music vocabulary #1
Music vocabulary #2
100

How many instrument families are in the orchestra?

Four

100

What instrument is this?


Flute

100

What rhythm do you hear?

3

100

A way to organize musical sections using letters

Example:

ABACA

Musical form

100

Dynamics mean how loud or soft the music is.

What does this symbol mean?

Piano

Play music softly

200

What family do these instruments belong to?

Brass family

200

What instrument is this?


Trumpet

200

What rhythm do you hear?

1

200

What does tempo mean?

How fast or slow the music is

200

Dynamics mean how loud or soft the music is.

What does this symbol mean?

Forte

Play music loudly

300

What family do these instruments belong to?

Woodwind family

300

What instrument is this?


French horn

300

What rhythm do you hear?

3

300

Dynamics are

How loud or soft the music is

300

Dynamics mean how loud or soft the music is.

What does this symbol mean?

Mezzo forte

Play music medium loud

400

What family do these instruments belong to?

Percussion family

400

What instrument is this?


Clarinet

400

What rhythm do you hear?

2

400

Major sounds 

Happy

Exciting

Bright

400

Tempo means how fast or slow the music is.

What tempo does andante mean?

Slow

500

What family do these instruments belong to?

String family

500

What instrument is this?


Violin

500

What rhythm do you hear?

4

500

Minor sounds

Mysterious

Sad

Dark

500
Tempo means how fast or slow the music is.


What tempo does moderato mean?

Medium speed

600

Name the four instrument families.

Brass

Woodwinds

Strings

Percussion

600

What instrument is this?


Xylophone

600

What rhythm do you hear?

3

600

The most commonly used scale in music

When we sing it we say:

DO RE MI FA SO LA TI DO

Major scale

600

Tempo means how fast or slow the music is.

What tempo does allegro mean?

Fast

700

Which orchestra family does not use air to produce sound?

Hint:

Instruments you hit, shake, or scrape.

Percussion family

700

It is the largest string instrument and is much taller than Ms. Cruz.

What instrument is this?


Double bass

700

What rhythm do you hear?

2

700

True or False?

The musical staff has 5 lines and 4 spaces.



True

700

This symbol is called a decrescendo.

What does it mean?

The music gradually gets softer

800

Which family plays the loudest and is the smallest section of the orchestra?

Percussion?

Woodwind?

Strings? 

Brass?

Brass family

800

What instrument is this?


Saxophone

800

What rhythm do you hear?

2

800

What does this musical sign mean?

Repeat

800

This symbol is called a crescendo.

What does it mean?

The music gradually gets louder

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