Music Baseball: Instrument Identification


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Music Baseball: Instrument Identification
By Cathy Blair
30-page booklet, game cards and CD
For grades 3 - 6

Includes a teacher's instruction manual, flashcards, home plate and bases, and numbers for scorekeeping. Musical examples are featured on the companion CD, which uses "real" instruments, not "canned" sequences or synthesizers. Tracks for "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" are included on the CD.
The 11 instrument flashcards are black and white instrument photos on green cardstock. Each of the 21 instruments is on an area 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" with information about the instrument on the back of the flashcard. The information includes what family (aerophone, chordophone, idiophone, membranophone, electrophone), orchestral family, description, how to make a sound, and famous performers.

Instruments on the flashcards: oboe, flute, bassoon, clarinet, trumpet, alto saxophone, trombone, French horn, violin, tuba, string bass, cello, piano, guitar, xylophone, synthesizer, timpani, vibraphone, guiro, conga drum, and drum set.

Rules and Regulations, Baseball Season, "The Star-Spangled Banner" lyrics, "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" lyrics, CD Track Listing, Instrument Classification Chart, Instrument Families Chart, Music Baseball: Instrument Identification Overview, Reproducible Instrument Word Bank: Solo Instruments, Reproducible Instrument Word Bank: Duet Combinations, True/False Questions (for a Double), Multiple-Choice Questions (for a Triple), Short-Answer Questions (for a Home Run).

CD Tracks:
Take Me Out to the Ballgame, The Star-Spangled Banner, 22 Solo Instruments (with announcement), 11 Solo Instruments (with announcement), 11 Solo Instruments (with announcement), 11 Solo Instruments (no announcement), 11 Solo Instruments (no announcement), 18 Duets (with announcement), 9 Duets (no announcement), 9 duets (no announcement), violin, cello, string bass, piano, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, alto saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, tuba, conga drums, guiro, xylophone, vibraphone, timpani, drum set, electric guitar, electric bass, synthesizer.

Some other instruments heard in the early tracks are guiro, conga drums, and piano.


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