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The music for Peter and the Wolf was composed by Sergei Prokofiev.

Prokofiev used instruments from four instrument families to tell his musical story.

The four instrument families are : strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion. Discover in this story which instrument represents the main characters: Peter, the cat, the bird, the duck, the wolf, Grandpa and the hunters.

Peter is played by the strings.

Violin
Cello Viola

String Bass

There are 4 woodwinds in this story.

Bassoon

Oboe

Clarinet

Flute

The flute plays the birds music.

The bassoon plays the music for the grandpa.

Bassoon

The cat is played by the clarinet. A clarinet needs a small piece of wood called a reed.The reed is placed over the mouth piece of the clarinet. Clarinet

The ducks music is played by the oboe.

Oboe

The wolf music is played by the French horn. A French horn is a brass instrument.

French horn

The members of the brass family are:

The hunters music is played by the timpani drums.

Timpani Drums

The Timpani drums are members of the percussion family. Other percussion instruments are the triangle, tambourine, maracas and the xylophone. Can you name other percussion instruments?

How To Play the Jeopardy Game:


Choose a column; strings, woodwinds, brass or percussion Click on a square with the number of points you want to earn Click to read the question Say your answer Click to read the correct answer Click on the house to return to the Jeopardy Board

Hidden in the game are 2 bonus questions, plus a double jeopardy question.
Double Jeopardy If you hear a sound when you click on your square, you may play double your total points if your answer is correct!

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Woodwinds 100 200

Brass 100 200

Percussion 100 200

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My instrument played the Peter melody in Peter and the Wolf. Who am I?
Answer: Violin

I look like the violin, but am 5 inches longer. Who am I?


Answer: Viola

You sit and hold this instrument with its bow.

Answer: Cello

I am the biggest and lowest sounding string instrument. Who am I?


Answer: String Bass

How many strings does the violin have?

Answer: 4 Strings

I played the melody of the bird in Peter and the Wolf. Who am I?
Answer: Flute

I played the melody of the cat in Peter and the Wolf. Who am I?
Answer: Clarinet

I played the melody of the Grandpa in Peter and the Wolf. Who am I?
Answer: Bassoon

The oboe played the part of which animal in Peter and the Wolf?
Answer: Duck

A small piece of wood is needed for a clarinet to play. What is the name for this piece of wood?
Answer: Reed

I played the melody of the wolf in Peter and the Wolf. Who am I?
Answer: French Horn

Where does a French Horn player place his right hand on this instrument?
Answer: Inside the horns bell.

Can you name another brass instrument that has a slide?


Answer: Trombone

Name the biggest brass instrument.

Answer: Tuba

I am the smallest brass instrument. Who am I?

Answer: Trumpet

The hunters in Peter and the Wolf were played by what instrument?
Answer: Timpani Drums

I am a percussion instrument with 3 sides. Who am I?


Answer: Triangle

I am a percussion instrument that is round and has metal discs that jingle when you shake me.
Answer: Tambourine

Name a percussion instrument that comes in pairs and you shake them.
Answer: Maracas

I am a single big drum that you play with a felt mallet.

Answer: Bass Drum