This unit is one of my all-time favorites. In fact, it’s the only unit I have taught every single year of my career.


Lesson 1

Ethnomusicology


Lesson 2

I explain the Invented Instrument assignment and show pictures.


Lessons 3-4

Students browse books for ideas, fill out the plan form, and bring in materials to build if they want to (most would rather work at home).


Lessons 5-6

Explain sound piece, work in class.


Links for Making Your Own Instruments

There are so many more links and even YouTube videos.


Books for Making Your Own Instruments

http://www.westmusic.com/p/make-and-play-834079     
     

See also


Extras for Plus Members

  • Invented Instruments &. Sound Piece Assignment, Invented Instruments Rubric, Instrument Plan Worksheet, PowerPoint (with student instrument photos and explanation of assignment)
  • Handouts
Aerophones
  • Rubric


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