Friday, October 4, 2013

Percussion Family

I tried something new last year when I was teaching Instrument Families to my 2nd graders.


I actually opened up my piano.  The kids could see the hammers hitting the strings and it instantly made sense why the piano wasn't a part of the strings family.  I don't know why I didn't do this sooner!


We also watched this video and discussed how other percussive sounds were being made.

2 comments:

  1. Couldn't see the video from my phone, so if it is the same video i apologize... but i showed my students the piano guys video of what makes you beautiful. This helped my students with that concept as well... which is good because my piano is electric. :P

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  2. That is such a brilliant idea Mrs. Q. Now aren't you glad that we now have the Internet and things like YouTube that can help you in teaching such concepts?

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