The Music Box

A Visit to Timbre-land

Oct. 3, 2019

We'll continue our investigation of timbre (a music word that means "the way something sounds") with a movement activity that'll get you going in all directions. Plus, we'll make our own version of the cha-cha slide!

This is the second of three episodes about timbre; this episode is aimed at the second and third grade levels, but anyone can play.

Additional information, including lesson plans and suggestions for extending the learning, available at

This episode was recorded in part at Carter Elementary School in Louisville, KY. Thanks to music teacher Lisa Lucey and everyone at Carter for hosting us.

Music credits: The Setup - Gerhard Feng
Life of Finn - Alice Spence
Caribbean Christmas - Guustavv

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