The second module looks at the mechanics and construction of brass instruments, with opportunities to explore length and shape through a range of creative STEAM activities.

Lesson 1 – All About Brass

Learn about different brass instruments, how they are made and how they are played. 

At the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Name three different instruments from the brass family
  • Explain how the instruments are made

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Lesson 2 – Got The Measure of Things?

Learn about how different brass instruments are made, and use measuring lengths to help construct your own two-dimensional models of each instrument.

At the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Discuss how much tubing is used to create each instrument
  • Discuss how the size of each instrument affects its sound

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Supported by Scottish Opera's Education Angels
With thanks to the Educational Institute of Scotland for a donation towards the cost of The Brassketeers