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Pitch 3

These questions are about changing the sound of stringed instruments.

'Pitch 3' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Sound

Curriculum subtopic:  Pitch and Objects

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

A guitar makes sounds when we pluck or strum the strings. The hollow body of the guitar amplifies the sounds (makes them louder). Some other string instruments also have a hollow body.

 

 

When the strings vibrate, the vibrations pass into the rest of the body of the instrument and come out of the sound hole.

Sound holes are usually different shapes in different string instruments.

The pitch changes with the thickness, length and tightness of the strings.

Which THREE of these are string instruments?

harp

mandolin

tambourine

flute

double bass

Which statement best describes what vibrates when a guitar is played?

only the strings

the strings and the air

the whole body

only the air

Finish this sentence:

 

The hollow body of a string instrument.......

muffles the sound

amplifies the sound

changes the pitch

Finish this sentence:

 

Plucking a string harder makes a......

louder sound

high-pitched sound

softer sound

Which THREE of these changes to the strings change the PITCH of a string instrument? 

colour

thickness

plucking

length

tightness

Which THREE of these strings make a high pitched sound?

thick

thin

tight

loose

long

short

 

A harp is a string instrument with strings of different lengths. Which strings make the low pitched sounds?

long strings

short strings

 

Callie is playing her guitar. Which two ways could she change the pitch of the notes?

use a plectrum

alter the length of the strings

change the 'tightness' of the strings

play it standing up

How does Callie change the length of the strings while she is playing?

with the tuning keys

moving her fingers on the frets

cuts them with scissors

Find the missing word:

The thicker strings on string instruments make _______  pitched notes.  

low

high

soft

  • Question 1

Which THREE of these are string instruments?

CORRECT ANSWER
harp
mandolin
double bass
  • Question 2

Which statement best describes what vibrates when a guitar is played?

CORRECT ANSWER
the whole body
EDDIE SAYS
The vibrations pass to the rest of the body of the guitar when the strings are strummed or plucked.
  • Question 3

Finish this sentence:

 

The hollow body of a string instrument.......

CORRECT ANSWER
amplifies the sound
  • Question 4

Finish this sentence:

 

Plucking a string harder makes a......

CORRECT ANSWER
louder sound
EDDIE SAYS
Blowing harder, hitting harder, or plucking harder produces LOUDER sounds.
  • Question 5

Which THREE of these changes to the strings change the PITCH of a string instrument? 

CORRECT ANSWER
thickness
length
tightness
  • Question 6

Which THREE of these strings make a high pitched sound?

CORRECT ANSWER
thin
tight
short
EDDIE SAYS
Thin, tight or short strings make HIGH PITCHED sounds.
  • Question 7

 

A harp is a string instrument with strings of different lengths. Which strings make the low pitched sounds?

CORRECT ANSWER
long strings
EDDIE SAYS
The longer strings of a harp make low pitched sounds.
  • Question 8

 

Callie is playing her guitar. Which two ways could she change the pitch of the notes?

CORRECT ANSWER
alter the length of the strings
change the 'tightness' of the strings
  • Question 9

How does Callie change the length of the strings while she is playing?

CORRECT ANSWER
moving her fingers on the frets
EDDIE SAYS
Callie moves her fingers up and down the neck of the guitar over the frets to change the length of the string which can vibrate.
  • Question 10

Find the missing word:

The thicker strings on string instruments make _______  pitched notes.  

CORRECT ANSWER
low
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