4th Grade – Ensemble Timbres

This lesson is from the Making Music 4th grade teacher’s book.In this lesson students learn about different ensembles and the way they sound. They learn that there are no saxophones in an orchestra, but there are strings. There are no strings in a band, but there are saxophones, etc.Near the end of the PowerPoint I had included some photos of my family members, who are also musicians, but I have removed them from this PowerPoint to protect them and my identity and location etc. Feel free to use the PowerPoint and insert your own photos!

This lesson follows the Timbre Lesson, and precedes the Texture/Ostinato Lesson.

4th – Ensemble Timbres Lesson

4th – Ensemble Timbres (PowerPoint)

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About Lady Fair

Lady is a musician with a bachelor's degree in music education. She plays multiple instruments and has participated in numerous musical ensembles, giving her a wide variety of experiences and knowledge to use in her teaching career. Of her ensemble participation, she has fifteen years of band experience, nine years choral, and four years in orchestra. Éowyn's primary instrument is clarinet, with voice and piano being close secondary instruments. Throughout her musical education career she studied voice and clarinet simultaneously. In addition to clarinet, piano, and voice, she has also studied violin and oboe at the college level, and also plays recorder, tin whistle, and other instruments in the woodwind family. If you ask her, she will say, "I chose to major in music education because I have a desire to use my knowledge and experience in music to share its beauty and foster a love of music in the hearts of my students. I hope to encourage my students to try their hardest, feel like they have accomplished something, and give them a life long passion for music." Lady currently teaches private lessons on clarinet, sax, flute, oboe, piano, and voice, and recently gained a position teaching orchestra and chorus at a local middle school. She is also a member of the Once Upon a Dream woodwind ensembles.
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