The Kennedy Center: Percussion Instruments and Pitch

What makes percussion instruments sound higher or lower? Learn about the largest family of musical instruments

This lesson introduces students to the instruments of the percussion family. Students learn the types and parts of percussion instruments and then create a percussion instrument. They will make predictions and explore how pitch changes based on the size of the air column.

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

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