Musical Instrument Families Unit Print & Digital for Distance Learning

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Rivian Creative
Grade Levels
3rd - 6th
Formats Included
  • Google Drive™ folder
5 Presentations & Guided Notes PDFs & Google Slides
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Teach students about the different instrument families with these informative and engaging presentations, accompanying guided notes, and included links to excellent example YouTube videos for nearly every instrument covered (listed below). This product comes as a print version (PDFs) AND a fully digital version for Google Slides™.

➤ ➤ View Product Preview Video on YouTube

➤ ➤ How to use this product for Distance Learning (Blog Post)

This resource is perfect for:

✅ K-8 Music Classes

✅ Early High School Music Appreciation

✅ Introducing Instruments

✅ Reviewing & Reinforcing Instruments

✅ Non-Music Substitute Teachers

What’s Included With Your Download:

✅ 5 Presentations for Google Slides™ (Pictures, Information, & Videos)

✅ 5 Guided Notes for Presentations (Print - PDF, Digital - Google Slides™)

✅ 7 Additional Review Worksheets (Print - PDF, Digital - Google Slides™)

✅ High Quality Images and YouTube Video Links for Almost ALL Instruments
✅ Answer Key for Guided Notes & Worksheets

Brass Instruments & Topics Covered:

Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Baritone/Euphonium, Tuba

Mutes, Conical or Cylindrical, Range, Valves or Slide

Woodwind Instruments & Topics Covered:

Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Saxophone (SATB), Oboe, English Horn, Bassoon, Contrabassoon, Recorder

Single-Double-No Reed, Range, Conical or Cylindrical

String Instruments & Topics Covered:

Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Harp, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, Banjo

Bowed or Plucked, Range, Number of Strings

Percussion Instruments & Topics Covered:

Xylophone, Marimba, Glockenspiel, Vibraphone, Chimes, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Timpani, Cymbals, Hand Drums, Cajon, Drumset, MANY Auxiliary Percussion

Pitched or Unpitched, Idiophone or Membranophone, Sticks or Mallets

Keyboard Instruments & Topics Covered:

Piano, Harpsichord, Celeste, Pipe Organ, Piano Accordion, Synthesizer

Chordophone, Idiophone, Aerophone, or Electrophone, How sound is made.

➤ What are "Guided Notes?" Guided Notes are printed sheets or digital slides that contain all of the information contained in a presentation, BUT - there are blanks with missing pertinent information that students need to fill in. Students can complete the guided notes as you present OR go through the presentation on their own and fill in the blanks.

➤ Note: YouTube videos can be changed or removed over time. If there are any issues with video links in the presentations please email me at and I will get them updated ASAP!

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Total Pages
5 Presentations & Guided Notes PDFs & Google Slides
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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