In this website, you can find thousands of free, downloadable sound samples specially recorded by Philharmonia Orchestra players. These samples are suitable for creating any kind of music, no matter what style:
And getting back to the Orchestral Instruments bilingual resources, I share with you these fantastic videos from Classical MPR.
With the help of this eccentric, outdated computer TOMMIS, the videos explain which instruments belong to each of the orchestra’s four families: strings, winds, percussion, and brass.
It’s obvious that knowing more than one language can make certain things easier — like traveling or watching movies without subtitles. But are there other advantages to having a bilingual (or multilingual) brain?
Mia Nacamulli details the three types of bilingual brains and shows how knowing more than one language keeps your brain healthy, complex and actively engaged.
So, my bilingual students…. never GIVE UP!
This is an interesting online resource, from the web Artopia, to recognize the sound of the orchestral instruments and also revise their names. Play the game!
Guess the instrument playing!
Try your visual memory with this Sphinxkids Instrument Music Match (memory game):
You’ll enjoy this Might Music man quiz: help him to recover the instruments:
This is an online flash game from Flashmusicgames. You must listen, identify and match the sound with the correct instrument:
Identify the Instrument Families with this quiz:
Music instruments battle:
I’m sure you’ll enjoy this game. You have to help ‘Maestro’ to pick the instruments before they fall and place them in the correct tube. You can find Instrument frenzy and more games in the New York Philharmonic Kidzone website.
Take a tour of ArtsAlive.ca website, and discover their Instrument Lab section. Each orchestral instruments is explained and you can also listen to their sounds:
New York Philharmonic Kidzone is another fantastic website to learn by playing the name of all the orchestral instruments. Don’t miss the Instrument Storage room:
The Nashville Symphony Orchestra has also NSO Kids zone. Click on ‘Our instruments‘ to learn about the instruments played at the symphony.
And also San Francisco Symphony Kids Site shows the orchestral families with short definitions of each instrument, as well as a 3D views and the sound of them:
Philharmonia‘s expert players guide us through the intricacies of the instruments they play. You can choose an instrument from one of the sections:
This Instrument Gallery, from Sphinxkids website, is also a fantastic explanation of the String Family:
In Classics for Kids we can visit an interactive website to see and hear the Instruments of the Orchestra:
Listen by instrument: a good sound library, found in DSO Kids:
Orchestra seating chart in different periods, also by DSO Kids:
If you love Star Wars movies, you’ll probably be amazed by Star Wars soundtrack, composed, as you know, by film music genius John Williams. You’ll fancy this Star Wars Parody: Cello Wars!
Long ago in a galaxy far, far away…
If you want to know something more about The Piano guys, don’t miss this funny video: Why is this cello player so HAPPY when he plays the cello?
No instruments were harmed in the making of this video