Instruments of the Percussion Family include ? ? ? ?
The percussion family is the largest and most diverse group of instruments
in the orchestra. It includes anything that you strike, shake or scrape to
make a musical sound. There are also other ways of classifying percussion
instruments. As you discover some members of the percussion family, try
grouping them in more than one way.
These sites will help you learn about the percussion family. You'll learn
the instrument names and even be able to listen to them.
Remember your tasks:
1. Name the instruments. Please group them in at least 2 different ways.
2. List at least 2 similarities and 2 differences among the percussion
3. What is your favorite percussion instrument--and why?
Listen and learn about the percussion instruments of the orchestra.
Remember to list the instruments of the percussion family on your paper,
grouping them as you go.
This site will show you where the percussion instruments are placed in the
orchestra. Try drawing your own map of the orchestra.
This site will also let you listen to the instruments.
This site will let you see and hear many different percussion instruments.
Don't forget to try the "click here for drums" button!
This site lets you explore the instruments and musicians of the Kalamazoo
Don't forget to check out the library for information on instruments of the
orchestra. The school library will have books to check out. The public
library will have books AND recordings that you can check out. Of course,
once you decide what your favorite percussion instrument is, you can always
check iTunes and download some great music--with parent permission, of
If you know someone who plays a percussion instrument, maybe they�d let you
give it a try!