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Making Sounds With Instruments

In this worksheet students answer questions about how we make musical sounds using wind, string and percussion instruments.

'Making Sounds With Instruments' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Sound

Curriculum subtopic:  Sounds and Vibrations

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10


 

Lots of things around us makes sounds. We can make sounds in different ways.

 

Some things make sounds when we blow into them, like this recorder:

 

Some things make sounds when we hit them, like this triangle:

Some things makes sounds when we pluck the strings, like this guitar:


 

To make the trumpet make a sound, you have to...

blow into it

hit it

pluck it


 

To make these cymbals make a noise we have to...

blow into them

hit them

pluck them


 

These maracas make a sound when we...

blow into them

pluck them

shake them

 

To get a musical sound from this banjo, we have to...

pluck the strings

hit it

blow into it


 

This whistle makes a sound when we...

pluck it

hit it

blow into it


 

This xylophone makes a musical sound when we...

hit it

shake it

blow into it

 

This tambourine makes a sound when we... (tick two boxes)

hit it

pluck it

shake it

blow into it


 

This instrument is called a harp. How do we make musical sounds with a harp?

shake it

pluck the strings

hit it

  • Question 1


 

To make the trumpet make a sound, you have to...

CORRECT ANSWER
blow into it
EDDIE SAYS
We play a trumpet by blowing into one end and pressing down onto the valves (buttons) to make different notes.
  • Question 2


 

To make these cymbals make a noise we have to...

CORRECT ANSWER
hit them
EDDIE SAYS
We have to hit the cymbals together to make a sound.
  • Question 3


 

These maracas make a sound when we...

CORRECT ANSWER
shake them
EDDIE SAYS
The maracas are filled with little balls which make a noise when we shake them.
  • Question 4

 

To get a musical sound from this banjo, we have to...

CORRECT ANSWER
pluck the strings
EDDIE SAYS
To play a banjo, we pluck the strings.
  • Question 5


 

This whistle makes a sound when we...

CORRECT ANSWER
blow into it
EDDIE SAYS
When we blow into a whistle it makes a whistling sound!
  • Question 6


 

This xylophone makes a musical sound when we...

CORRECT ANSWER
hit it
EDDIE SAYS
When we play a xylophone we hit the different plates with a stick to make a sound.
  • Question 7

 

This tambourine makes a sound when we... (tick two boxes)

CORRECT ANSWER
hit it
shake it
EDDIE SAYS
We can either hit the tambourine or shake it to make a sound.
  • Question 8


 

This instrument is called a harp. How do we make musical sounds with a harp?

CORRECT ANSWER
pluck the strings
EDDIE SAYS
We pluck the strings of the harp to make a sound.
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