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…

Learning about tuned percussion in the music class

here is a few fairly simple ideas for creating music lesson plans about percussion instruments. To help students understand how timpani can be tuned, demonstrate the effect of membrane tension on pitch. With a simple home made drum, you can often vary the tension ofRead more…