Woodwind musician Kathryn Simpson shows off some of the high and low note sounds in the woodwind section using her Piccolo and English Horn. Watch a silly straw trick to see how the length of a tube changes the pitch of sound, listen to a beautiful English Horn melody, and then end the video on a high note.
Double Bass player Ron Bland explores the high and low notes of his bass. Listen to how the violin range compares to the double bass, hear the lowest double bass notes, and watch as Ron performs a piece of music on his highest bass notes.
Toddler to Early Elementary
Little ones can use their bodies to indicate whether they’re hearing a high or low sound. As you listen to this video, have your child(ren) reach up to the sky when they hear a high sound and touch the floor when they hear a low sound.
This blog post contains two simple science experiments to help kids explore sound. We love the first experiment that makes sugar dance!
For young elementary students, we suggest starting with the dancing sugar experiment above – many science classrooms don’t touch on the science of sound until 3rd grade or later. Once your child understands that sound is vibrations, check out this great yarn and spoon experiment that will help them explore sound even more.
Listen to our playlist featuring some of the highest and lowest instruments in the orchestra.