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
In case you can't watch the videos to the right, here are the URL's for the
String Bass: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4Hx0VfUbTw