This Self-Learning Module (SLM) is prepared so that you, our dear learners, can continue your studies and learn while at home. Activities, questions, directions, exercises, and discussions are carefully stated for you to understand each lesson.
Each SLM is composed of different parts. Each part shall guide you step-by-step as you discover and understand the lesson prepared for you.
Pre-tests are provided to measure your prior knowledge on lessons in each SLM. This will tell you if you need to proceed on completing this module or if you need to ask your facilitator or your teacher’s assistance for better understanding of the lesson. At the end of each module, you need to answer the post-test to self-check your learning. Answer keys are provided for each activity and test. We trust that you will be honest in using these.
Please use this module with care. Do not put unnecessary marks on any part of this SLM. Use a separate sheet of paper in answering the exercises and tests. And read the instructions carefully before performing each task.
In the previous modules, you learned concepts about basic music elements like melody, rhythm, and form that help you read and write music. In this module, you will be introduced to another element of music which is Timbre. Timbre is the color of sound produced by the voice and different instruments. It is the quality of sound that distinguishes one instrument from another.
In this module, you will get to know the different instruments of the orchestra the sound of each instrument, and to what family they belong to.
This module is divided into two lessons:
- Lesson 1: Western Orchestra
- Lesson 2: Musical ensembles in the community
After going through this module, you are expected to:
1. identify visually and aurally the instruments of the Western orchestra;
2. distinguish various musical ensembles seen and heard in the community.