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

Lesson 1

Ethnomusicology

Lesson 2

I explain the Invented Instrument assignment and show pictures.

Aerophones

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

Rubric

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     
     

Links

The following content is available below to Plus Members:

  • PDFs include:
    • Invented Instruments &. Sound Piece Assignment
    • Invented Instruments Rubric
    • Aerophones Handout
    • Chordophones Handout
    • Membranophones Handout
    • Idiophones Handout
    • Instrument Plan Worksheet


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