Tuesday, September 18, 2012

String Instruments Blog

Hello class,
This week, you will 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. Also, you need to think about the style of music that you are hearing.

Here are some good timbre words:
light or heavy; dark or bright; breathy; punchy; clear; focussed or unfocussed; piercing; harsh; warm; mellow; resonant; flat; vibrato (do you hear it vibrating?) or no vibrato

Write 8 sentences: One sentence about each instrument that describes how it is uniquely different than the other three, and another sentence that describes the style of music that the instrument is playing.

20 pts - Students commented correctly using the blog, and included their name.
20 pts - Students comment on pitch of different instruments.
20 pts - Students correctly comment on the timbre of different instruments.
20 pts - Students correctly comment on the style of the music that each instrument is playing.
20 pts - Students used correct grammar and spelling.

Please write and submit your post for this assignment by Monday, September 24 for full credit.

In case you can't watch the videos to the right, here are the URL's for the videos:

Viola: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzduecTEjiQ&feature=fvw

Cello: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GczSTQ2nv94

String Bass: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4Hx0VfUbTw


Charmaine Dortch said...

The violin seem like it suppose to focus on one beat. The timbre of the instrument is heavy, bright, and focus, and the pitch is low. Viola is a instrument that seems to tell a specific story. Timbre of this instrument is heavy, dark, and clear, and the pitch is also low. A Cello instument is someting you look for when in need of high notes. The timbre is light, brigght, and punchy, and the pitch is high. String Bass is more a jazz or blues instrument. It has a timbre of heavy, dark, and mellow, and with the pitch of low.

LaDonna Dail said...

The Jazz Bass is very low in pitch. Its very dark and heavy. This would be considered classical. Yo-Yo Ma and Booby McFerrin would be popular and classical. The violin is very high and the cello is a little lower. The string bass is low. The Violist was classical. The violin was high and it was very light and bright. The style of the Hip-Hop violin is popular. The violin is high. It is also piercing and bright.

Shahari said...

The Violin was light, smooth and high pitch. The style sounds like popular music. The viola was bright and calm. The style Sound like classical music. The cello was Light with a kind of low pitch. The style sounds like folk music. The string bass was heavy, dark and had a low pitch. The style sound like folk music.

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