Monday, August 24, 2009

Blog #2 - BRASS INSTRUMENTS!

Hello again,

This week, you will be listen to FOUR videos to the right. As you listen, you should think about how the timbre (the tone color) and pitch (highness/lowness) of the instruments are different. Which one creates the highest sounds? Which one creates the lowest sounds?

Write four sentences: One sentence about each instruments that describes how it is uniquely different than the other three.

You WILL be graded on your spelling, punctuation, and use of complete sentences. Each sentence will be worth 10 points for a total of 40 points.

Please write and submit your post for this assignment by Monday, January 18 for full credit.

In case you can't watch the videos to the left, here are the URL's for the videos:
Trombone:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHw8P8NnUvI
French Horn:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB7FX1TBv34
Tuba:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONrOhMW7y4s
Trumpet:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuZ5Xbt8-00

19 comments:

antamonique carpenter said...

The stars and strips by the trombone is very unique because its has that bass that makes the song stick out more in music and people can make all types of beats with it......... The french horn is unique because it has a high like bass to it and its sprial so it makes a very unique beat with it....... The tuba man sounded WOW....but um, as i was trying to say its unique like the trombone because it has the bass.The trumpet is unique because its smaller and a little higher than the pthers and holds longer notes un like the others because they are bigger...

Torry Walker said...

The trombone piece changed between dark and bright timbres during the piece, has the second highest pitch of all the instruments, and has a multiple people playing different parts to convey more emotion. The french horn's timbre in this piece was colorful because it ranged high and low, also containing a melody change which changes the emotion perceived by listeners. The tuba contained the lowest pitch of all the instruments and sounded real brassy. The trumpet contained the highest pitch of all the instruments and the timbre was piercing in a way that the vibrations of loud pitches becomes irritating.

Markita Kirkpatrick said...

The Stars and Stripes video was very nice and well coordinated.The second was pretty good.The third i really liked because it seemed original

Aleya Washington said...

The trombone is loud with a low pitch. The french horn is soft with a low pitch. The tuba makes the lowest sound, it is soft with a low pitch. The trumpet makes the highest sound, it is loud with a high pitch.

Montanna Ross said...

The first video of the trumpet playing "traps" was diffrent from the rest because the pitch was a nice flow. Also it was more formal and easyer to listen to. The second vidoe of the tuba playing the "mario theme" had a small pitch but i doubt that a tuba could get any higher. But it was entertaining to far the theme only tuba. What makes the tuba unique is the fact you may think the tuba has one pitch but it can get higher as well. With the French horns its was definitely a high pitch. Also the way its diffrent is it sounds similar to a flute. And lastly the trombone was high and in my opinion it was annoying. But it was unique to the other because it sounded like bees.

D'Angelo Hooks said...

The trombone is different from the other instruments because it is able to go from a high pitch to a lower pitch and it has a little base to it. The tuba has a lower pitch out of all the instruments and also has more of a base effect. The French horn has the second highest pitch next to the trombone, but it also has the second amount of base to it next to the tuba. The trumpet has a higher pitch than the other instruments and it’s able to hold a note longer than any of the other instruments.

Evelyn said said...

The trombone's timbre went from dark red to light green. It was played like the sound of victory. It's pitch was the second highest. The french horn's tone color was between yellow and orange. Like the sound of a new beginning or hope of one. It's pitch was both high and low, which made it extremely undeniable. The tuba's timbre was the lowest of them all and sounded very gruesome if I might add. As for the trumpet and it's timbre I thought was blue. As if it was played for the death of a hero. The pitch was the highest of all the others, which made it very unique.

Adontis Larry said...

The Stars and Stripes stuck out a lot and was nice. The second song kept changing tones which i don't really like and the third one was very high pitched.

Fuischa Shelton said...

The trumpet which was the highest instrument played had a sence of brightness. I felt as though the trumpet was portraying honor as well as grace. The trombone is played in a very low tone and does not seem to bring much happiness. The french horn has a kind of moderate high tone that is brighter than the trombone and the tuba, which is the lowest instrument. The tuba is the lowest of all four insrtument that carries a rather deep breathy type sound. The tuba plays a stern or gloomy sound.

Christina Wallace said...

In the first video, the pitch was low but the dynamics were fast and made it sound cheerful. The timbre is multicolored. In the second video, the french horn sounds more smooth and the tone is more mellow- it's jazz-like; the timbre is neutral. In the third video, the tuba sounds low, but kind of higher than the other three instruments; the timbre is brown. The trumpet has the highest pitch. I was sleepy when I heard it, and now I am awaken because of the pitch. The timbre is orange.

Ariana Williams said...

The brass instruments are very loud and very deep. Brass instrumnets have a high tone color and pitch. The trombone is one of the deepest intruments i'v ever heard.The french horn is low and I think that is most likely for brass instruments to be played for a march. In the second video, the french horn started off fast, then it got slower and slower as he played.The tuba is also played by a marching band. The trumpet sounds a little lighter than the other brass intruments but the all have the same deep pitch.

Quentin Pittman said...

The trombone had a high pitch in this piece and was loud. The frech horn also had a high pitch but was softer then the trombone. The tuba to me was the best because it was mario. The tuba was the lowest out of all he instruments but is still kind of soft. The trumpet is also high pitched and loud too.

ashanti said...

The trombone isnt to high but not very low. Hoever the french horn is very soft and has a very soft tone.The tuba is the lowest instrument out of the four and needs alot of air blown into it and was the biggest.The trumpet was very small which caused it to be the highest.

Aaron Booth said...

I think the trombone piece was actually kind of interesting and i believe that the pitch and tempo changed dramatically and for the second piece which was done by the french horn i feel that the pitch steadly changed to because it went from high to low so both pieces was kind of interesting.

armani kelly said...

the first piece was very well colaborated and the two girls did a greart job together. The second was in the same tune the whole song. the third was my favortite by far because i love mario and he didnt stay in one tune the whole time, it was very fun. The last one was also a nice piece

Armahd said...

The Brass Instruments are very strong and loud. They sound like they can be used for Very slow tempos in a a song.Some Brass instruments are very big like the one the man in the black shirt is playing.

riane nuby said...

The piece I thought was the best was "Stars and Stripes" because the other songs were pretty boring; the trombone had a high pitch, the Tuba had the lowest pitch of them all.

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