Music Education Links
If you are looking for more ways to stay musical at home, please explore the links below. Please feel free to share your musical activities with us... we miss you! :-)
Music Education Links
Music Theory and History Websites
- **NEW** Music Resource Guide for Students- A Variety of resources that will help you to become a better musician and better understand the fundamentals of music theory. Thanks to Avery in Girl Scouts for this suggestion!
- 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.
- 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.
- Comparing Melodies Game*– a great game from "Creating Music" for primary students to recognize same or different melodies
- Creating Melodies Game*– another fun, educational game from "Creating Music" to explore creating melodies
- Guess the Instrument* – identify the instruments you hear! (from Arts Alive)
- Early Bird Singers* – a simpler composition tool; just click on the birds to make your own tune!
- Classical Net* – find information about classical music history, composers (with portraits), explanations of various musical forms and definitions.
- DSO Kids* – this Dallas Symphony Orchestra site highlights composers, games, listening samples and more in a kid friendly format.
- Science of Music – a fun website sponsored by the National Science Foundation
- Guide to the Orchestras* – open your ears to the amazing world of the orchestra and it's musicians at this site created by England's BBC.
- From the Top – this website is full of videos and information about musically talented kids and their interests.
- **NEW** The Wide World of Music – fun interactive tool that plays a sample of 100 different musical instruments from around the world! Thanks to the Girls Scout Troop for sharing this site!
Music Fun Websites
- Tone Matrix – Simple sinewave synthesizer triggered by an ordinary 16 step sequencer. Fun!
- Incredibox – A free interactive Flash website where you create a cappella music with an animated group of beatbox singers.
- Ball Drop – a fun game in which balls bounce off lines creating a percussive and melodic sound whose pitch depends on how fast the ball is moving
- Sheep Beats – a flash animated sequencer in which you can create a fun pattern on drums, bass and keyboards
- Rhythms in the House – find objects to play rhythms on in the house with the idea that “music is everywhere”
- Global Groovin' – create a world-music mix with drag and drop instruments, beats, and sounds
- Jeopardy Music Review – Play by yourself or against a friend to review music elements, notation, instruments, rhythm and more (created with Quia)
- Rags to Riches – “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” with questions limited to the orchestral instruments (created with Quia)
- Instrument Battleship – play battleship and answer multiple choice questions about instruments! (created with Quia)
- Musical Mysteries – a lively interactive site allowing students to have fun while exploring basic musical concepts in sound, rhythm and mood. This site was also created by the BBC staff.
- 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!
- 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!
- Classics for Kids Games – fun games including "Be a Rockin' Rhythm Master", "Composer Time Machine" and "Note Music Game"