G6 U1 TASK – MAGAZINE ARTICLE

 

CREATE A MAGAZINE ARTICLE

 “Instrument Classification System” by Hornbostel-Sachs

Planery Document – 1 for Each Pair of Students – MAKE A COPY and SHARE IT WITH YOUR PARTNER AND MR. JOHNSTON johnstonb@yis.ac.jp

INSTRUMENT FAMILY Magazine Article

*You can work individually or in pairs.

Your GOAL

Create an ELECTRONIC MAGAZINE ARTICLE (NOT AN ESSAY) which introduces the Hornbostel-Sachs classification system to the reader.

A magazine article uses visual techniques such as colour, fonts, columns, pictures, fun facts, “quotes” to create interest for the reader.

STEPS

  • Create a catchy title for your article that will make people want to read it.
  • Start your magazine article by introducing and defining what the Hornbostel-Sachs system is.
  • Then define/explain the five main families of instruments (Chordophones, Electrophones, Membranophones, Idiophones, Aerophones)
  • Each of the FIVE instrument classification groups of the Hornbostel-Sachs system has several KEY CHARACTERISTICS that the instruments from each group have in common – list some of these characteristics that are in common to the group
  • List at least 4 instruments found in EACH of the 5 groups
  • Now choose just ONE INSTRUMENT from the ones you listed that you find interesting and for this one instrument you will give an in-depth presentation about how that instrument is made, played, and tuned
  • Also give the instrument’s HISTORY – (where and when was it created?)
  • Introduce some other INTERESTING TRIVIA about the instrument you have chosen
  • Identify one artist who is well known for performing the instrument you have chosen to introduce
  • Include use of appropriate MUSIC VOCABULARY
  • Marks are given for CREATIVE USE of the magazine format that helps attract the reader (columns, fonts, colour, pictures, quotes, trivia)
  •  BIBLIOGRAPHY of AT LEAST 5 sources – give source credit for pictures, audio, and information – PLEASE DO NOT USE WIKIPEDIA AS A SOURCE!
  • PUT THINGS IN YOUR OWN WORDS!  DO NOT COPY AND PASTE INFORMATION INTO YOUR PRESENTATION!

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 LINK TO TASK TSC ASSESSMENT

– To achieve a grade of 7/8 on the following criteria 

Criterion A – Knowledge

  • Your presentation demonstrated a high level of understanding of instruments and how they are classified into unique groups in the Horts Hornbostel Sachs classification of musical instruments
  • Your presentation included a Bibliography of sources
  • You included a variety of music related language and used it in an appropriate manner
  • You have included all of the background information requested above in the outline and was well researched
  • Your article demonstrated you have a very thorough knowledge and understanding of the topic

Criterion B – Developing Skills

  • Your presentation was very well researched, interesting, and demonstrates a high level of research skills as well as skill using the magazine format to create interest
  • Your presentation used excellent music vocabulary

Criterion C – Thinking Creatively

  • Your poster includes excellent creativity and visual impact
  • You made a very informative introduction the instrument groups, one instrument AND a musician who performs on the instrument that instrument (What type of music do they play? What do you think of their music?)
  • You have put things in your own words and did not just copy and paste other peoples words into your poster
  • Included some fun and interesting fun facts and Pictures

ATL – Organization, Thinking & Communication Skills


RESOURCES

Link to the NEW SYSTEM “Hornbostel-Sachs” system which you will describe and explain in your magazine article


 

ACTIVITY

 


 

“Hornbostel-Sachs” System

 Plus a new 5th family grouping of “Electrophones” 

:a class or family of musical instruments (such as a synthesizer or electric organ) whose sound is generated electronically

 

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MORE RESOURCES

INSTRUMENT FAMILY BACKGROUND INFORMATION

WOODWIND FAMILY

BRASS FAMILY

STRING FAMILY

PERCUSSION FAMILY 

 KEYBOARD FAMILY

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