Lesson 56: Music(1)
If you were in an orchestra, what would you play?
Would you play a tuba, a trumpet or a saxophone?
Perhaps you would prefer a stringed instrument like a violin or a cello.
Maybe you would enjoy percussion more.
You could play the kettle drum.
There are instruments that have keyboards.
A piano and an organ have keyboards.
There are instruments that have strings on them.
A guitar, banjo and mandolin have strings on them.
There are instruments that you blow into.
A flute, a French horn and a harmonica are all instruments that you blow into.
There are instruments that you hit with a stick.
A drum and a cymbal are two things that you would hit with a stick.
If you are in an orchestra, you have to watch the conductor.
He will lead you through the piece of music.
You might just want to be in a band for fun.
You could join a rock band or a dance band.
Some people learn to read music.
Music notes are written on a staff.
Each note represents a sound.
There are whole notes, half notes, quarter notes and eighth notes.
Each one of these is held for a different number of beats.
It is good to learn about music.
You have to learn your scales, and learn about sharps and flats.
If you want to learn how to play an instrument, it is best to take music lessons.