[Surfnetkids: 18 Jan 2006] Musical Instruments

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1. Introduction
2. Sponsor’s Spot: Looking for Ideas for Dinner?
3. Weekly Topic: Musical Instruments
4. Link to Musical Instruments
5. Note from a Subscriber
6. Related Games
7. Quote of the Week
8. Classified Ads
9. Subscription Management


#1. January 18,
2006

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear ,

Sales girls at clothing stores like to encourage purchases with comments such as “These coats (dresses, skirts, blouses) are very popular. Everyone’s wearing them!” That’s usually enough for me to move on to the next item. At my age, who wants to be wearing what everyone else is wearing?
On the other hand, I’ve also been known to buy a few items of clothing at Costco….

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Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
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#3. Musical
Instruments

by Barbara J. Feldman
http://www.surfnetkids.com/musical_instruments.htm

Musical Instruments Printable (** for premium members only)
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The instruments of an orchestra are divided into four different families: brass, woodwind, string
and percussion. Members of the families are constructed out of similar materials, and produce
sound in similar ways. Ready to learn more? The multimedia capabilities of the Internet make it
the perfect first stop for an introduction to musical instruments. Just remember to turn on your
speakers for today’s musical tour.

Classics for Kids: Musical Dictionary
http://www.classicsforkids.com/terms/categories.asp?id=Instruments%20and%20tools
*****
>From “accordion” to “xylophone,” Classics for Kids (companion website to the weekly radio
show) describes more than fifty orchestra instruments. Each instrument is defined, illustrated,
pronounced and most entries include audio samples in RealAudio format. Exploring the rest of
the site, my favorite clicks are Games, Activity Sheets, and Hear the Music.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Kids: Musical Instrument Chart
http://www.dsokids.com/2001/instrumentchart.htm
****
Best reason to visit the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Kids site is the terrific assortment of audio
snippets for each instrument: a short solo riff; Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star; and a few seconds
of the instrument playing with an orchestra. Some of the audio files were missing, and a few
were mislabeled, but DSO Kids is still a worthwhile stop on today’s tour.

New York Philharmonic Kids: Instrument Storage Room
http://www.nyphilkids.org/lockerroom/main.phtml
*****
Take a virtual, animated visit to the instrument storage room of the New York Philharmonic.
Highlights are the interesting histories of each instrument family and individual instruments.
When browsing the instrument popup boxes, be sure to click on the binoculars, ear and friend
icons for more detail. “Trumpets and horns have a very, very ancient history. Two trumpets
were found in the tomb of the Egyptian King Tutankhamun: one was made of silver, the other of
bronze.”

… to continue reading, visit Surfnetkids: Musical Instruments.

#4. Link to Musical
Instruments

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#5. Note from a
Subscriber

Thanks Barbara,
I always appreciate your generosity in sharing these awesome applets with the Internet community. FreeKidsColoring.com is a great
site! I have bookmarked it and will share it with others.
Best wishes,
Ed

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#6. Related
Games

Musical Instruments Word Search
http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/musical_instruments-ws.htm

Printable Musical Instruments Word Search
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/Word_Searches/musical_instruments-ws.pdf (** for premium members
only)

Music Coloring Pages
http://www.surfnetkids.com/coloring/music/

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#7. Quote of the
Week

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” ~~ Martin
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