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Music: Year 5 - Musical instruments

Click HERE to look at a list of books about musical instruments in our library.

You can use the Library Catalogue above to search for books about any subject.

Type the name of your instrument into the search bar to find the location of books about your instrument.

Your search should come up with a call number, for example 786.9 RIG is a call number for a particular book about drums. The call number will tell you where to find the books in the Non-Fiction section of the library.

You can always ask a Librarian for help.

Recommended databases

Use you Genconnect username and password to access the World Book and Encyclopedia Britannica databases for information about your topic, including artciles, images, videos and related websites.

After you log in, type the name of your instrument into the search box to find relevant information on this subject. 

You ask always ask a Librarian for help. 

 

An important part of researching is to acknowledge where you found helpful information - this is called referencing. 

Citemaker, in the box below, can help you create a reference list . Ask a Librarian about how to sign up, or to show you how you can write your own references using the style guide. 

Citation Maker

College Bibliography Guide & Research Organiser

         

 

ABC Education - Facts about pianos

Click on the image above to access the website from ABC Education regarding pianos. Did you know the piano is a percussion instrument?

ABC Education - what is a cello made of?

Click on the image above to access the website from ABC Education regarding cellos.

ABC Education - what is a vibraphone?

Click on the image above to access the website on ABC Education regarding vibraphones. 

ABC Education - facts about drums

Click on the image above to access the website from ABC Education regarding drums. 

DK Find Out About - musical instruments

Click on the image above to access the website. Discover information relating to a wide variety of musical instruments. 

ABC Education - come and meet the instruments

Click on the image above to access the website from ABC Education. Watch the video to learn about the different sections of an orchestra. 

ABC Education - what is a marimba?

Click on the image above to access the website from ABC Education regarding marimbas. Did you know the marimba is a percusison instrument?