Classroom Lessons on Tuned Percussion instruments

Creating music lesson plans about percussion instruments is easy with a few ideas detailed below. To help students understand how timpani can be tuned, demonstrate the effect of membrane tension on pitch. With a simple home made drum, pull on the edges of the drumheadRead more…

Classroom learning about tuned percussion instruments

Students will enjoy learning about how the timpani are tuned by exploring the effect of the skins tightness on its pitch. With a simple home made drum, you can often vary the tension of the skin by simply pressing or pulling at the edges ofRead more…

Xylophones, Marimbas and Glockenspiels in the music classroom

To help students understand how timpani can be tuned, demonstrate the effect of membrane tension on pitch. With a coffee can drum (see lessons on Untuned Percussion), pull on the edges of the drumhead to put varying degrees of tension on it, while a studentRead more…

Classroom music ideas to learn about tuned percussion

Students will enjoy learning about how the timpani are tuned by exploring the effect of the skins tightness on its pitch. With a coffee can drum (see lessons on Untuned Percussion), pull on the edges of the drumhead to put varying degrees of tension onRead more…