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For School Groups


Construct a two string instrument and a bow. Devise experiments to modify pitch and tone and volume. Consider the variables of materials, tension, touch and your own dexterity... all experiments measured by ear.

Experiment with water and tuning to "see" the sound.

Designed in consultation with John Miller, Yale School of Music & the New Haven Public Schools. You can see photos and videos of schools where the Yale School of Music has enhanced the EWM violin program.

Meets Connecticut Science Standards

  • 5.1: Sound and light are forms of energy.

Meets Common Core Standards

  • MS-PS4: Waves and their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer

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