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One in the spirit

One in the spirit

Compare the sound of a single instrument versus the whole orchestra, and explore other examples of cooperation in the world of music.

Singing with a group or playing in a band is a form of cooperation. One person who is off beat or out of tune can ruin the whole song. Similarly, one uncooperative person can make a whole family miserable.

To reinforce the value of cooperation, watch an orchestra playing together and learn about the different instruments. If you get the chance, listen to how each instrument sounds alone and how beautiful they all sound when played together.

For some hands-on music making, learn the song We Are One in the Spirit and sing it together as a family. You may want to play along on your own musical instruments as you sing.

Note: See the kick-off craft section of the Harmony lesson for some simple musical instruments you can make at home.