The Kennedy Center: Brass Instruments and Pitch

Slides, valves, buttons – what do all those things on the brass instruments really do?

This lesson introduces students to the instruments of the brass family. Students learn the types and parts of brass instruments and then create their own “brass” instrument. They will make predictions and explore how pitch changes based on the length of the air pipe.

Science Topics
Music, Art, and Language Arts Topics
Musical Instruments
3rd Grade, 4th Grade

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