Comparing Musical Instruments

Dr. Franklin - Advisor 

Directions: Compare your instrument with another instrument, using the following points to write a one-page research paper that can be shared with the class.

  • When were the instruments invented?
  • Who invented the instrument that we know today?
  • What are the similarities?
  • What are the differences?
  • What are three things you learned from your research?
  • Do you think it is easier to play modern instruments [the one you play now] than ancient instruments? Why?
  • What is the most interesting fact that you learned?

Use the links below when you compare instruments.

Use this template to take notes - Note taking template 

MCPS Homework Resources 

Orchestra instruments

Brass 

Trumpet 

http://www.mfa.org/node/4954 

http://www.trumpetstudio.com/practice.html 

http://www.TheMatrixBrass.com 

http://itgyouth.trumpetguild.org/ 

Trombone 

http://www.mfa.org/node/4954 

http://www.TheMatrixBrass.com 

http://www.dsokids.com/listen/instrumentdetail.aspx?instrumentid=30 

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/305327/JJ-Johnson   

Baritone 

http://www.mfa.org/node/4954 

http://www.TheMatrixBrass.com 

http://www.tubachristmas.com/readtcloc.php?TCState=MD 

http://www.nd.edu/~baritone/history.html 

Tuba 

http://www.mfa.org/node/4954 

http://www.TheMatrixBrass.com 

http://www.tubachristmas.com/readtcloc.php?TCState=MD 

http://www.blackdiamondbrass.com/tbahist/tubahist.htm  

Strings  

Violin 

http://www.mfa.org/node/4469 

http://violinmasterclass.com/mc_menu.php 

http://library.thinkquest.org/J002478F/violin_and_viola.htm   

Viola 

http://www.mfa.org/node/4469 

http://violinmasterclass.com/mc_menu.php 

http://library.thinkquest.org/J002478F/violin_and_viola.htm    

Cello 

http://www.mfa.org/node/4469 

http://library.thinkquest.org/J002478F/violin_and_viola.htm   

Bass 

http://www.mfa.org/node/4469 

http://library.thinkquest.org/J002478F/violin_and_viola.htm 

Winds    

Flutes 

http://www.mfa.org/node/4472 

http://www.fluteworld.com/ 

http://www.wfg.woodwind.org/flute/ 

http://www.flutecorner.com/famousflutists.htm   

Clarinets 

http://www.mfa.org/node/4471 

Saxophones 

http://www.mfa.org/node/4471 

Oboe and Bassoon 

http://www.mfa.org/node/4478 

Percussion 

Percussion 

http://www.mfa.org/node/4481 

 

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