Research Your New Instrument - ASSIGNMENT

You have been assigned a new musical instrument. You must have a lot of questions and this is your opportunity to answer them! You can work with the other person/s in class that play your instrument or on your own if you are the only one. Your RESEARCH assignment is as follows:

 

1. What is the history of your instrument? Where did it originate? What instrument did it evolve from? How old is your instrument?  /5

 

2. How do you make sound on your instrument? Research and explain emboucher and physical properties.  /5

 

3. How do you assemble the instrument? Be specific by clearly outlining the steps. Pictures are good too.  /5

 

4. How do you disassemble the instrument? Be specific by clearly outlining the steps. Pictures are good too.   /5

 

5. How to you put your instrument down when you are not playing to ensure it does not get damaged?   /3

 

6. How do you place your hands?   /3

 

7. How do you change pitch on your instrument?  /3

 

8. What are the fingering positions?

Show a fingering chart and explain.   /3

 

9. What are common mistakes people make with:  

      i) Emboucher   /2

      ii) Maintenance   /2

 

10. What is the function of your instrument in the band or orchestra?  /3

 

11. What are good physical and personality characteristics to have for your instrument?   /3

 

12. What do you find cool or exciting about your instrument and/or the idea of playing this in a band?   /3

 

Due Friday, February 16 at the beginning of class.

You will be given one full period in the Mac lab for support.

Inquiry & Communication mark out of   /45