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    Music Education Links and Resources

     
     
     
    PRIMARY  (K-2nd) MUSIC EDUCATION LINKS
      
    1. Chrome Music Lab: this has a WIDE array of resources. The Song Maker and Kandinsky programs are especially interesting (you compose melodies based on how you draw lines, it's really cool!). This is a great resource for our younger students, in particular.

    2. Classics for Kids Games – games including note reading, composing, rhythm matching, and instrument identification (1-5)

    3. Music Play Online - a great wealth of games and music learning!
      • Practice your Rhythms
        • select the tab you want 
        • select the number and speed you want 
        • have fun!
      • Choose a Rhythm Game! - on the right side, or at the bottom of your screen, is a list of games -
        • "Which Rhythm Do You Hear?" is a game similar to one we play in school where you have to identify the rhythm being played
      • Explore! There are many more games and activities... 
    4. Comparing Melodies Game – a great game for primary students to recognize same or different melodies (K-2)

    5. Creating Melodies Game – another fun, educational game from "Creating Music" to explore creating melodies (K-2)

    6. PBS Music Games - eleven different music games... have fun! (K-2)

    7. DSO Kids – this Dallas Symphony site highlights composers, games, listening samples and more in a kid friendly format. (K-5)

    8. Daniel Tiger's Music Shop - explore different instruments by visiting pbs Kids Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood music shop! (K-1) 

    9. The New York Philharmonic Kidzone – Play Mozart's Minuet Game, create your own instruments, try the Music Match, watch interviews with musicians, and follow the orchestra around the world! This site is full of fun activities!

    10. Carnegie Hall Listening Adventures – learn about music in fun, interactive exploration with Britten's "Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra", Dvorak's "New World Symphony #9" and others! (K-5)

    11. The San Francisco Symphony Kid's Site – this fun site teaches the instruments of the orchestra, the basics of reading music, and has an online radio to listen to some classical music's greatest hits. (K-5)

    12. The New York Philharmonic Kidzone – Play Mozart's Minuet Game, create your own instruments, try the Music Match, watch interviews with musicians, and follow the orchestra around the world! This site is full of fun activities. (K-5)

    13. From the Top – this website is full of videos and information about musically talented kids and their interests.  (K-5)

    14. Tone Matrix – Light up squares by clicking on them to put together a soothing tone matrix! Push the space bar to clear all. Fun! (K-5)

    15. Virtual Piano (NEW!) – a digital piano app turning your computer keyboard into a piano keyboard! Nothing too fancy, but you can play more than one note at a time. (K-5) 
     
     
     
     
     SECONDARY (3rd-5th) MUSIC EDUCATION LINKS
     
    1. Play Name that Note – name the treble clef notes to create words! (2-5)

    2. Kids Rock - Jam Zone: wants to learn popular music on ukulele, guitar, piano, or drums? This is the site! You can also download song lyrics and sing along with "jam tracks" if you'd rather just sing!
        *  Learn a Song Tab (top of page) - has a bunch of tabs for learning specific songs on instruments, as well as lyrics
        *  Practice Tab (top of page) - click "Jam Along" for backtracks of specific songs
        *  Pick Your Instrument (bottom) - links to resources for specific instruments, including songs and instructional videos!

    3. Virtual Piano (NEW!) – a digital piano app turning your computer keyboard into a piano keyboard! Nothing too fancy, but you can play more than one note at a time. (K-5)

    4. Guess the Instrument – identify the instruments you hear! (from www.artsalive.ca/en/mus/(2-5)

    5. Music Theory Flashcards – online music flashcards that help review note names, piano keys, key signatures, intervals and more! Easily check your answer by rolling your mouse pointer over the flashcard (3-5)

    6. From the Top – this website is full of videos and information about musically talented kids and their interests.  (K-5)

    7. MusicTheory.net - 39 music lessons ranging from introducing the staff, rhythm and meter, to scales and intervals (3-5)

    8. Piano on the Net – a classy and in depth web site that takes you step by step through piano lessons. Good for the beginner as well as advanced student. It contain a gift store.  (3-5)

    9. Classical Net – find information about classical music history, composers, musical forms and definitions. (3-5)

    10. DSO Kids – this Dallas Symphony site highlights composers, games, listening samples and more in a kid friendly format. (K-5)

    11. Science of Music – a fun website sponsored by the National Science Foundation (3-5)

    12. The New York Philharmonic Kidzone – Play Mozart's Minuet Game, create your own instruments, try the Music Match, watch interviews with musicians, and follow the orchestra around the world! This site is full of fun activities!   (K-5)

    13. Carnegie Hall Listening Adventures – learn about music in fun, interactive exploration with Britten's "Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra", Dvorak's "New World Symphony #9" and others!   (K-5)

    14. Classics for Kids Games – games including note reading, composing, rhythm matching, and instrument identification (1-5)

    15. Instrument Battleship – play battleship and answer multiple choice questions about instruments!  (2-5)

    16. Jeopardy Music Review – Play by yourself or against a friend to review music elements, notation, instruments, & more (1-5)

    17. Rags to Riches – “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” with questions limited to the orchestral instruments (1-5)

    18. Tone Matrix – Light up squares by clicking on them to put together a soothing tone matrix! Push the space bar to clear all. Fun! (K-5)

    19. Incredibox – Interactive Flash website to create acappella music with an animated group of beatbox singers! (2-5)