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Pitch 2

In this worksheet, students will answer questions about how the pitch of musical instruments is changed.

'Pitch 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Sound

Curriculum subtopic:   Pitch and Objects

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Worksheet Overview

Do you play a musical instrument?  Do you have any friends or family who do?


As you'll know, musical instruments have different pitches.


Bass drum Cello

A large drum has a lower pitch

than a small drum

A cello has a lower pitch

than a violin


A stretched drum skin has a higher pitch.  Thick heavy strings make a low-pitched sound.  Longer strings also produce a lower-pitched sound.


So, by changing aspects of the instrument, you can change the pitch.  As you'll probably know, musical instruments of different sizes make sounds of a different pitch.


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