Pre-School Music Vocabulary

Photo by Stephen Niemeier.

This is a list of Vocabulary words the Pre-School students have learned over the course of the Fall semester at Fishtown Recreation Center: 

Rhythm – patterns found in the duration, length  and/or accents of musical sounds.

Percussion – instruments that make a sound when they are struck, shaken, scraped, plucked, or rubbed.

Shaker – percussion instrument that creates a sound by moving or “shaking”  back and forth in the air rather than being struck.

Hand Drum – percussion instrument played by being struck with hands. 

Bell – percussion instrument that creates a sound by vibrating when being struck by a stick. 

Solo – a piece or a section of a piece played or sung featuring a single performer.

A capella – sung without instrumental accompaniment.

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