The Kennedy Center: String Instruments and Pitch

Why does a violin sound different from a cello?

This lesson introduces students to the instruments of the string family. Students learn the types and parts of string instruments, and then create their own “string” instruments. Students explore how pitch is altered based on the width and length of the string, and make and test predictions.

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

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