Workshop by musicians from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra

On Friday we were thrilled to welcome two musicians from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra to our school to give a workshop to all girls in 3-5 Junior.

The girls were shown how the sound of a stretched rubber band can sound like the string of a cello being played, and how blowing into a tube can simulate the sound of a trumpet! They enjoyed learning how vibration is the key for sound production: the girls could feel the floor vibrating when a cello string was played, and how the larger instrument bodies amplify the sound and how vibrating lips and different levels of pressure produce sounds on the trumpet.

The girls were all very enthusiastic and engaged in all that was on offer and the two professional musicians were amazed at the girls’ knowledge about musical instruments and how many of them are playing one or even two instruments!

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