Use this video series on Music Appreciation entitled Instruments of the Symphony Orchestra for kids to study the four classifications of musical instruments that make up a symphony orchestra.
Use our 6 online educational videos to learn about and recognize the instruments in a symphony orchestra through a summary of their history and development, and through demonstrations of the appearance and sound of each. Learn to recognize the four different families of instruments in a symphony orchestra and study the strengths and special abilities of each. Identify the members of the string, woodwind, brass, and percussion families by appearance, sound, and musical capability. Trace the origin and development of all the symphonic instruments, including their prehistoric roots. Explore the history of musical performance from the harpists of ancient Egypt to the troubadours and jongleurs of medieval Europe to the modern symphony.