Introduction to musical instruments
This page describes a Qedoc learning module or quiz entitled "Introduction to musical instruments". You can download the module from this page to put on your computer. You can also launch the module straight off the web using the launch quiz link on the right-hand side of this page. Another way to access this quiz is to install the Qedoc Quiz Player and bring up its directory of downloadable quizzes. Whichever way you choose to use it, it's free.
This module features extensive recordings of 18 musical instruments for first steps in musical education.
Children (and adults) can use this quiz to learn to identify musical instruments from their sound. Two multiple choice quizzes with different kinds of question are included.
Musical instruments have been chosen primarily from Europe, but also from non-European cultures such as the Middle East, India, Japan and Australia. Instruments are illustrated by full-length high-quality MP3 recordings. In many cases the music chosen is some of the most outstanding music ever written for the instruments in question. This enables the learner to gain an unusually good impression of the sound and capabilities of the instruments.
Technically this module illustrates some of the media playing capabilities introduced in version 1.2 of Qedoc's quiz creation software. In this particular module, M3U playlists are used to stream MP3's from over the internet. This allows hours of music to be available and yet keeps the module size itself to an absolute minimum. The module also shows how the media playing capabilities can be inserted into both the question and response segments of multiple choice questions.
Another important feature demonstrated by this module is a consequence of Qedoc's cooperation with the Magnatune record label and its music hosting site at Magnatune.com. Magnatune itself places thousands of high quality titles at the disposal of internet users. The titles can be accessed and played through a variety of applications, including Qedoc's quiz software. An educator using this software can access the Magnatune music database just as we have done and create high quality musical education resources like this one.
How to use this module
To use a Qedoc learning module, the following procedure is recommended:
- Really easy: click the click here to launch hyperlink at the top right of the page. Then just wait and click your way (if necessary) through any dialogue screens. The module will launch straight off the web.
- Fairly easy: if you wish to have the module downloaded to your desktop, then start the Qedoc Quiz Player (which you can download and install on your computer if you haven't done so yet) and run through the starting dialogues until it presents you with a list of modules to load. Switch to the online learning modules tab, and the Qedoc Quiz Player will download a list of currently published modules from the web. Choose your desired module (this one) from the list. A local copy will then be kept on your computer for future use.
- Not so easy: click the download link at the bottom of the "quick facts" box and the module's ZIP file will download to your desktop. To actually use this, however, you must move it to the /player/modplay subdirectory of whichever directory the Qedoc software is installed in (usually /programme files/qedoc).
How to edit this module
You are permitted to edit this module - for example, to correct mistakes, extend it, or incorporate material from it into new modules or other educational resources. To find out how, please read How to edit a module.
No reviews have been added yet. Users are welcome to add reviews. For general discussion of this module, please use the discussion page instead.