This is a Smartboard Notebook file introducing instruments and their families. It is designed to introduce the families of Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, Voice, Percussion, and Keyboard instruments. Each instrument has their own page and links to YouTube clips showing both how the instrument is played and how it sounds. Each page has interactive items that allow you to easily go to different pages or back to the home page.
Also included are some influential performers on each instrument and a link to every instrument playing "Flight of the Bumblebee" in order to compare/contrast the sounds and skills needed for each instrument. It has been a great help for younger students who are getting ready to choose their own instrument for band and orchestra.
The length of time it takes depends on how you use it, but typically I get through all of it in about 2 months of 1-2 times a week classes.