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Musical Instrument Badge

(Discover Art)

(Submitted by Doreen Olsen)

This badge can be earned multiple times using a different instrument each time. There are more than 170 instruments listed at the bottom of the badge to choose from.

 

Penguin: Do 3 requirements including the 2 starred

_____1.*Demonstrate the proper way to play your instrument and how to care for it. Know the names of all the parts of your instrument.

_____2.* Learn to play a song on your instrument at your current level of ability.

 

Otter: Do 4 requirements including the 2 starred

_____1 *Do Penguin 1 and 2. Play two major scales OR one major scale and its relative minor on your instrument.

_____2 *Learn to play a new song on your instrument at your current level of ability. Play the song for another person.

 

Dolphin: Do 5 requirements including the 2 starred

_____1. *Play three major scales and two of their relative minors on your instrument.

_____2. *Learn to play a new song on your instrument at your current level of ability. Play the song for at least two other people.

 

Butterfly: Do 6 requirements including the 2 starred.

_____1. *Play three major scales and their relative minors on your instrument.

_____2. *Learn to play a new song on your instrument at your current level of ability. Play the song for at least three other people.

 

Eagle: Do 7 requirements including the 2 starred.

_____1. *Play four major scales and their relative minors on your instrument.

_____2. *Learn to play a new song on your instrument at your current level of ability. Play the song for at least four other people on at least two different occasions.

 

Owl:  Do 9 requirements including the 2 starred:

_____ 1. *  Do Eagle requirements 1 & 2

_____ 2. *  Teach someone how to do a skill from this badge or teach some knowledge about this badge to someone.   You can teach kids, your spouse, seniors, anyone, just as long as you are sharing your new found knowledge.   If for some reason you cannot teach what you have learned to someone else, you may choose an additional 2 optional requirements instead.

 

Optional Requirements

_____3. Learn the history of your instrument and the names of three composers who have written music for it. Know the name of at least one composition by each of the three composers.

_____4. Attend a concert in which your instrument has a part.

_____5. Learn a song to play with at least one other person & perform it.

_____6. Draw the symbols of and be able to explain: whole note & rest, half note & rest, quarter note & rest, eighth note & rest, sixteenth note and rest.

_____7. Explain the following time signatures and be able to fill in measures using BOTH notes and rests: 4/4, ¾, 2/4, and 6/8.

_____8. Recognize by ear or sight and be able to play on your instrument a half and whole tone, thirds, fifths, and octaves.

_____9. Play your instrument in a recital/concert or during troop time.

_____10. Explore the differences between your instrument and other instruments. Learn to play an easy song on a new instrument. Learn how to care for it and the names of all the parts.

_____11. Give the meaning of these terms: piano, forte, crescendo, diminuendo, ritard, accelerando, Da Capo, allegro, andante, lento. Give the symbol or abbreviation for all except the last three terms.

_____12. Play from memory a song you have learned in the last six months.

_____13. Play a song by sight. Explain all signs and terms in it.

_____14. Compose a song and play it for someone else.

_____15. What is an orchestra? Describe the four different sections of a symphony orchestra, naming three instruments from each. To what section does each of the following belong: harp, bassoon, viola, celeste, tuba, English horn, tympany, piccolo?

_____16. Show with a baton how to lead a group playing songs written in ¾ and 4/4 time. Help a group perform in some way: choose the piece and obtain copies of the music, schedule practices, or arrange for a performance.

_____17. Play at least one song from each of four of the following categories:

Folk song, patriotic song, a church song/hymn, a classical piece written for your instrument, a classical piece written for another instrument and transcribed for yours, a skill-building exercise, an action or silly song.

 

List of musical instruments

This list may not be comprehensive, but contains more than 170 different instruments to choose from.

-Woodwind instruments-

Bagpipe

Bassoon

Bombarde

Clarinet

Contrabassoon

Cor Anglais | English Horn

Crumhorn

Flute

Vertical flute

Heckelphone | Piccolo Heckelphone

Jug

Nose flute

Oboe

Ocarina

Pan pipes

Piccolo

Recorder flute

Sarrusophone

Saxophone

Shakuhachi

Shawm

Slide whistle

Tarogato

Tromboon

 

-Brass instruments-

(Not necessarily made from brass)

Alphorn

Baritone horn

Bazooka

Bugle

Conch

Cornet

Cornett or Cornetto

Didgeridoo

Euphonium

Flugelhorn

French horn

Mellophone

Ophicleide

Sackbut

Serpent

Shofar

Sousaphone

Tenor Horn / Alto Horn (same instrument)

Trombone

Trumpet

Tuba

Wagner tuba

Free reed instruments

Accordion

Concertina

Harmonica

Harmonium

Melodica

Pipe organ (some pipes; others are woodwind)

Sheng

 

-String instruments-

Aeolian harp

Appalachian Dulcimer

Balalaika

Banjo

Berimbau

Biwa

Bouzouki

Musical bow

Cello

Crwth

Double Bass

Fiddle

Violin

Gayageum

Geomungo

Guitars:

Acoustic guitar

Bass guitar

Classical guitar

Electric Guitar

Slide guitar

Steel guitar

Hammered dulcimer

Hardanger

Harp

Harpsichord

Hurdy gurdy

Jew’s harp

Komungo

Kora

Koto

Lute

Lyre

Mandolin

Mbira

Piano

Psaltery

Samisen (or shamisen)

Sitar

Tres

Ukulele

Vieille

Vihuela

Viol

Viola

Viola d’amore

Violotta

Washtub bass

Xalam (or khalam)

Zither

 

-Percussion instruments-

Drums

Abïa drum

African drum

Bass drum

Bodhran

Bongo drum

Conga

Dhol

Dholak

O Daiko

Kettle drum

Khol

Octaban

Octapad

Snare

Steel drum

Tabla

Taiko

Tambourine

Timpani

Tom-Tom

Udu

 

-Other percussion instruments-

Ahoko

Bell

Carillon

Castanets

Caxixi

Chimes

Cymbals:

Crash cymbal

Hi-hat cymbal

Ride cymbal

Splash cymbal

Zil (Finger cymbal)

Ganza

Gong

Guiro

Glockenspiel

Handbells

Ipus

Maracas

Marimba

Metallophone

Shakaree

Spoons

Steelpan

Triangle

Vibraphone

Washboard

Xylophone

Xylorimba

-Electronic instruments-

Denis d’or

Dubreq Stylophone

Drum machine

Hammond organ

Mellotron

Ondes Martenot

Rhodes piano

Sampler

Synclavier

Synthesizer (including Moog)

Teleharmonium

Theremin

 

-Keyboard instruments-

Accordion

Bandoneón

Calliope

Carillon

Celesta

Clavichord

Harpsichord

Organ

Hammond Organ

Pipe organ

Piano

Janko piano

Toy piano

 

-Other-

Bull-roarer

Hardart

Kazoo

Lasso d’amore

Musical Saw

Singing bowl

Suikinkutsu (Japanese water zither)