Pink Piggies Lesson #14
Next week is instrument day! (Remind parents of details specific to your studio)
Do you have a favorite instrument we listened to this semester? It’s likely that you and your student prefer one instrument to another. Exposure to various instruments allows your child develop a ‘taste’ for a particular sound that may turn into a desire to study a specific instrument. By listening to a solo instrument your child is learning about it’s timbre and tones. 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
(Remember, these activities are optional but can be a great bonding experience to do with your child during the week.)