Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Musical Instrument Exploration
Our collection of musical instruments have been out for a week or two
for the children and families to explore.
There’s a rain stick.
Bongos and maracas.
Hand drum and tambourine.
A Chinese Bolang Gu.
A thumb guitar.
A thunder drum.
And a croaking frog.
Everyday the children venture to the table to make music.
Trying the instruments in different ways.
Playing with the musical instruments challenges us physically,
how to handle the instrument to make it sound good.
Discovering a variety ways to use each instrument lets us hear them in different ways.
Like the thunder drum, shaking it slowly makes a quiet sound,
shaking it hard makes the sound much louder.
Sorry the sound doesn't come through that well in the video but you see
how the child explore and experiment with each piece.