Sounds Like Music

Students gain a good knowledge base as to how sound and music are related, and what distinguishes them from each other. They come to understand that sound is a form of energy that travels through a medium. Through demonstrations and experiences with glass bottles, tuning forks and stringed instruments, students realize that music can be loosely defined as organized sound. This prepares students for the associated activity, in which they use rubber bands and boxes to make basic stringed instruments that produce sounds, and then further coordinate their sounds into a class musical composition.