Percussion: Look, Listen & Answer
Read each question below, then play the music and choose your answer – click or tap on the answer to see if you are right!
Which percussion instrument is dominating the orchestra in this excerpt?
- a. Bass drum
- b. Snare drum
- c. Timpani
Where did Gershwin get inspired to write this music?
- a. Cuba
- b. Panama
- c. Venezuela
Which percussion instrument plays the tune with the high woodwind?
- a. Xylophone
- b. Glockenspiel
- c. Vibraphone
What percussion instrument is imitating nature in the background here?
- a. A lightning machine
- b. A wind machine
- c. A thunder machine
Can you identify the sound that goes along exactly with the violins’ tune?
- a. A snare drum
- b. A tap-dancer
- c. A typewriter
All media credits – titles, composers, artists, sources etc. – may be found in the Teacher Sheet, accessed from the Info box at the top of this page.