Posts Tagged ‘brass’

Be A Virtual Orchestra Conductor!

July 23rd, 2011

Hi! It’s Saturday, July 23, 2011 and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Play Music

At this site you can become a virtual orchestra conductor and try playing a variety of musical instruments!

When you get to the site you will see a picture of a kid conductor. Click on the conductor and you will be taken to a stage filled with instruments divided into the sections in an orchestra — percussion, strings, brass, woodwind, etc.

When you click on a section of the orchestra, for example “percussion,” it will take you to a screen where percussion instruments are defined. You will have an opportunity to play an interactive game where sounds are played — and then you try to repeat them.

At the top of the screen you will see a display of all of the instruments that are classified under “percussion”. Click on any of them — cymbals, triangle, bass drum, etc., and you are transported to another screen where you can learn about that instrument — from its history to its parts — and you can listen to a short music clip to hear the instrument played!

You can literally spend hours at this site exploring the various instruments. The animation, sound, and ease of use makes this a terrific site for music education.

Virtual Field Trip to Cymbal Factory!

February 25th, 2011

Hi! It’s Friday, February 25, 2011 and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Sabian Cymbal Factory

Age Range: All (with parental supervision)

This virtual field trip rocks! Ever wonder how cymbals are made?  At this website you can view a 7-minute video that explains how cymbals are made at the Sabian cymbal factory in Canada. 

When you get to the site, the “Quick Tour” will launch on the video screen that takes approximately 2 minutes. Directly below it, you’ll see options to view the “Full Tour” in English and German.  I recommend the Full Tour.  Just click on it and you can watch the fascinating manufacturing process. 

After watching the factory tour, click on the “Education” tab on the horizontal menu at the top of the page. You can learn about cymbal types, cymbal anatomy, cymbal finishes and more.

If you have a drummer in the family – they’re sure to appreciate this!



Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling