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These are great resources.
I am definitely passing along
to our music teacher at our Arts school. Thanks so much!
~ Christine Criscione

 

ideas for the classroom
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Ideas for K-12 Music Teachers and Classroom teachers.

K-12 Resources For Music Educators

 

LEARN THE FOLLOWING:

STATE SONG | PRESIDENTS SONG | STAR SPANGLED BANNER

NIFTY FIFTY SONG

NIFTY FIFTY HEAR MORE SONG EXAMPLES

 

FUN SONGS FOR THE CLASSROOM

PATRIOTIC WAS SONGS

PATRIOTIC SONGS AND LYRICS
EVERY CHILD SHOULD LEARN AND KNOW. These pages are intended to be an on-line music library of older songs for personal, scholarly, academic, and classroom purposes. Where possible, the copyright information is in the melody and author lines of the lyric in question.

NURSERY RHYMES

 

FOLK MUSIC
DO YOU KNOW
THE 84 SONGS?

ncfr

National Children's Folksong Repository

KIDS RECORD THEIR SONG / CHANT - IT'S EASY
Integrate Literacy, Music and Technology - A Cross Curricular, Interdisciplinary, Multi-Cultural Resource. For Music Teachers to support the Classroom teachers and Technology Specialists, who are using the online project that successfully integrates the technology component of this cross curricular, integrated, digital preservation project.

 

Learn the Science of Music

MUSIC & HISTORY


TEACH HISTORY THROUGH SONG 
an excellent interdisciplinary resource that will inspire.

 

FUNK BROTHERS - STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN - 2 TIME GRAMMY WINNERS, ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - SEE THE PICS

FUNK BROTHER WEB QUEST
I couldn't be happier to announce that my friends, the Funk Brothers, were celebrated with two grammys at the recent awards show. After years of playing music as the studio band for Motown records in virtual annonmity, they received their long overdue acknowledgement as an intgregal part of rock and roll history. I was proud to be part of the production of the movie about their live's,"Standing In The Shadows of Motown," to help share the importance of this group and motivate students to pursue their dreams I have created the "Funk Brothers Webquest". In addition, if you are here are some books by various Funk Brothers to recommend to your librarian or for developing an intergrated unit of study.

WOMEN GUITARISTS from 1885 until present
The exhibit incorporates text biographies of women guitarists in American popular music with ten 20 x 24 inch photographs.

The first keyboard musical instrument and the ancestor of the modern church organ.

Learn to play the musical saw GLASS ARMONICA
"Of all my inventions, the GLASS ARMONICA has given me the greatest personal satisfaction." - Ben Franklin

WHAT TO DO WITH OLD RECORD ALBUMS

Issac Stern teaches NY Superintendents the violin

Albert Einstein plays the violin

Historic American Sheet Music Site

 

DOMINO

Domino Book and Cassette

Children's Songs, Chants, Proverbs, Maps from the American Virgin Islands
Book and Cassette by Karen Ellis ©1990
60 Traditional Children's Songs, Chants, Games, Proverbs, and Culture Collected from the American Virgin Islands. 45 minute Original Live Sound Field Recording Certified # 881999 ©SRu 7- 675 ©1979

 

MUSIC & SCIENCE

 

 

SCIENCE OF MUSIC

SPACE TRAVEL - Mission Control by Carmina Ravosa

THE ELEMENTS SONG
SEEMLESS INTERDISCIPLINARY IDEAS WITH SCIENCE AND MUSIC periodic table, colors, the electromagnetic spectrum, Electricity, Magnetism, Optics, Quantum Mechanics, The Mathematics of Music.

MUSIC THEORY

 

TEACHING STAFF THEORY GAMES

TREBLE STAFF SLIDE SHOW

MUSIC THEORY ONLINE LESSONS

SHEET MUSIC

 

SHEET MUSIC downloads

Sheet Music

MuseScore Free music composition & notation software MuseScore is a free cross-platform WYSIWYG music notation program, that offers a cost-effective alternative to professional programs such as Sibelius and Finale.You can print beautifully engraved sheet music or save it as PDF or MIDI file.

Free Music Fonts

 

 

A great list of music font links (as well as other music links) is available from Gerd Castan:

and Matthew Hindson


TOOLS

 

LEARN HOW TO SET UP REAL AUDIO FILES

DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE ISSUES AND ETHICS SURROUNDING MUSIC AND COPYRIGHT LAW?

MUSIC LYRICS FOR EVERY SONG

Music Lyrics for Choir and Voice Teachers

HOW TO GET BOYS TO SING (+ ice-breaker games and songs)

Learn how to broadcast your own Internet Radio Station from school.

MUSIC FROM THE INSIDE OUT Movie
The education program for MUSIC FROM THE INSIDE OUT, designed for both general and music educators, is targeted particularly at schools where funding for music has been reduced or eliminated. Visit the site to find out about the curriculum, which will be available this fall. Also, get information on how you can bring the film to your community with "town hall"-style workshops led by top arts and music educators.

The Philadelphia Orchestra
At the official Web site of The Philadelphia Orchestra find the orchestra's history, information on orchestra radio broadcasts, individual concerts and touring schedule.

Keeping Score
Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas teamed up with PBS the San Francisco Symphony to create the Keeping Score: Revolutions in Music television series. Find multimedia presentations that are meant to accompany and enhance the entire educational and aesthetic experience of the television programs. Currently, there are multimediaprofiles of Stravinskys Rite of Spring, Beethovens Eroica Symphony and the development of Coplands approach to creating an American sound.

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Each site features a brief introduction by Thomas, and then visitors are invitedinto the score to follow along as the piece progresses.

STARTING A SCHOOL BAND WITH LITTLE MONEY

FIRST DAY BACK from summer vacation - Welcome Back fun to hear.

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TEACHING 8TH GRADERS

PRINT OUT "GOOD TIMES WITH MUSIC AND RHYTHM"  for Classroom teachers, Administrators and School Boards

FUN MUSIC QUOTES
more quotes for Teachers and about Technology

SPELLING WORDS LEARN THE SONGS AND LET THE WORDS TEACH YOU

BULLETIN BOARD IDEAS

PARENTS MUSIC ROOM ALSO FOR CLASSROOM TEACHERS 
Resource - A practical guide to give you the confidence to support your child's music development and music education, with helpful tips on things you can do. From pre-school to 16.

MUSE - Musicians United for Superior Education, Inc. Muse in the Schools - Check our Ring Leader Charlie

RESEARCH

 

 

MUSIC MAKES YOU SMARTER RESEARCH
Babies, birds, whales and monkeys, have a built-in sense of tone and rhythm, according to a set of six papers on the origin and function of music in the July 2003 edition of the journal Nature Neuroscience. "Music provides a panoramic window through which we can examine the neural organization of complex behaviors that are at the core of human nature."  ~ Petr Janata a brain scientist Dartmouth College Hanover, N.H.

EMOTION & MUSIC

RHYTHM SYLLABLES, RHYTHM AND LITERACY

EAR HEALTH AND PROTECTION

 

MOVEMENT

 

 

DANCE

Mary Wigman the Mother of Modern Dance and Traude Schrattencker

"MOVEMENT SONGS Children Love" - 10 songs/dances/free movement for K-3.

DANCE - TEACH HAVA NAGILAH

FOLK DANCE RESOURCES FOR THE PREFORMING ARTS

 

INSTRUMENTS

 

About ORFF INSTRUMENTS
What to do with Talented Musical Classroom Teachers who want to use the Orff Instruments without the "music teacher" around.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY & ORFF

RECORDER HOME PAGE - "Indexes pages concerning the musical instrument known as the recorder including articles, technique, source material, makers, composers, music, publishers, retailers, players, recordings, sound files, education, software, societies."
- Descant, Tenor and Great Bass Recorders in C
- Recorders in F for (Sopranino, Treble, Bass and Contrabass
- Interactive Recorder Fingering Chart

BACKGROUND MUSIC

 

 

The Classical MIDI Archives - Listen to over 4,500 music clips as you use the Internet. These classical excerpts from Back to Zach play in the background as you continue to search on the web.

FREE MUSIC

Net Radio - The premier online music provider with 120 channels of music from around the world.

BBC RADIO - listen online

 

K-12 Resources

 

 

 

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