Musical Innovation Along the Silk Road


  • Aug 31 2010 9:01 PM

    John Garrett



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In these two lessons, from AskAsia, students learn to make musical instruments found along the Silk Road trade routes. In the first lesson, students and teacher learn how to build and play the Straw-Sheng, a simple wind instrument based on a Silk Roads design. In the second lesson, students learn how to build and play the Tube-la, a simple percussion instrument based on a Silk Roads design.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: TK/K to 12

    Topics: Music, History-Social Science, Visual Arts & Performing Arts, Geography, World History


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    • Teacher Materials
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    Tool for: Teachers, Administrators, Parents


    Instructional Strategy

    Grouping: Large Group Instruction; Heterogeneous

    Teaching Method: Discussions; Demonstration; Hands-on Learning