Field Trip - Explore Animal Music
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Listen to music created using animals' voices!
This field trip will take about 20 minutes to complete.
Teacher's Guide

On this field trip, you will discover a new way to create music made possible by our ability to take real-life audio recordings and turn them into instruments. Animals provide the beautiful songs and sounds that bring the music to life.

On the field trip you will:

  • Listen to classical music performed with tuned animal sounds instead of traditional instruments.
  • Listen to the original recordings of the animals before hearing them 'perform' the second piece, "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy."
  • Listen to blended animal samples create their own unique vocal identity.
  • Play three sound-match games to see if you can identify animal sounds in other musical arrangements.