Gold Stars Lesson #14
Next week is instrument day! Please bring something to show off with. That can be an instrument from home and/or a friend who plays an instrument who would
like to come give us a demo. Those are really exciting.
Exposing a child to various instruments may spark an interest in a particular sound and might be what encourages the child to choose an instrument to study further! Listening to solo instruments develops an understanding of timbre and tone. Timber is the unique and distinctive sound that belongs to a specific instrument and distinguishes it from any other instrument. Tone refers to the quality and frequency of a sound as compared to itself; the difference in frequencies of low sounds (“bass”) and high sounds (“treble”).
Optional home fun activity: Do the Instrument Day activity on page 18 of your workbook
(Remember, these activities are optional but can be a great bonding experience to do with your child during the week.)