to encourage meaningful listening to the tone colour of instruments
to foster an awareness of different timbres in a musical context
to discover why instruments sound different from each other
to use ICT when a traditional approach is unable to cope fully with the topic
to explore soundwaves, harmonics and envelope
to provide the student with the vocabulary to describe timbre
to reinforce these ideas with worksheets, quizzes and websearches
to allow students experiment with sound in a musical context through a composing task
to apply these ideas through project work and a performing task