Vamos con el último repaso del curso de todos los instrumentos de la orquesta que hemos aprendido. Os recomiendo este libro digital interactivo de Mª Jesús Camino:
Aquí podéis repasar también cómo suenan estos instrumentos:
Gracias por esta recopilación, Mª Jesús!
Do you want to explore biographies of professional orchestra musicians? Perhaps the conductor’s biography?
Thanks to Canada’s National Arts Centre orchestra (NAC), you can read some biographies and watch musician’s interviews. You can also read the transcriptions of the interviews, in case you need some help with English 😉
Conducting is an art, a craft, a science, a para-science… and a paradox.
From Classical MPR:
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With the help of this eccentric, outdated computer TOMMIS, the videos explain which instruments belong to each of the orchestra’s four families: strings, winds, percussion, and brass.
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!
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:
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:
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:
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: