From the Word Wizard Club...
June 4, 2007

Congratulations, Kids! You've completed learning the next round of vocabulary words, and now it's time to review.

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percussion

Which Means:

The section of a band that makes the rhythm of the music by using instruments such as drums, cymbals, the triangle, and tambourine.

As In:

Image Billy practiced on his percussion set every night, and his mother bought ear plugs.

Heads Up!

Percussion ends in -SION.

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cymbal

Which Means:

A percussion instrument that is round, large, and made from two metal discs that you bang together.

As In:

Image The boy on the left has cymbals in his hands.

Heads Up!

Another word that sounds similar is 'symbol', but don't confuse the two.

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lyrics

Which Means:

The words of a song.

As In:

Image Molly sang the lyrics to her favorite song by heart.

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When you're talking about the words of a song, 'lyrics' is always plural.

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guitar

Which Means:

An instrument with six or twelve strings that is played with the fingers.

As In:

Image Frank played his guitar every Friday evening for a small audience.

Heads Up!

For this instrument, there is U before the I.

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accordion

Which Means:

A wind instrument with piano keys that is played by squeezing air in and out.

As In:

Image Chloe played her accordion with Frank every Friday evening.

Heads Up!

According to an accordion player, the accordion is the best instrument in the world!

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