ideas for the classroom
CHOOSE ANY OF THESE ACTIVITIES FOR CLASSROOM USE
Ideas for K-12 Music Teachers and Classroom teachers.
K-12 Resources For Music Educators
These are great resources. I am definitely passing along to our music teacher at our Arts school. Thanks so much! ~ Christine Criscione
LEARN THE FOLLOWING:
NIFTY FIFTY SONG
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.
60'S SOUL MUSIC IS ALL ABOUT HUMAN SYNCRONY
Oral & Aural Tradition is the Heartbeat of Culture
EVOLUTIONARY SCIENCE & CULTURE
Singing Praise for the Unknown Culture Maker.
THE BRAIN IS HARD WIRED FOR MUSIC
#1 -- MUSIC IS LANGUAGE AND LANGUAGE IS MUSIC
Music, Language and Literacy Connections
DO YOU KNOW
THE 84 SONGS?
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 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.
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
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.
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:
HOW TO GET BOYS TO SING (+ ice-breaker games and songs)
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.
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.
Each site features a brief introduction by Thomas, and then visitors are invitedinto the score to follow along as the piece progresses.
FIRST DAY BACK from summer vacation - Welcome Back fun to hear.
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
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.
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.
About ORFF INSTRUMENTS
What to do with Talented Musical Classroom Teachers who want to use the Orff Instruments without the "music teacher" around.
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
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.
Net Radio - The premier online music provider with 120 channels of music from around the world.
BBC RADIO - listen online
AABACA Minnesota's leading experts for educational music technology solutions
American Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA) Music and Movement Education
The American Folk Song CollectionDesigned for the greatest flexibility for online use
ArtsAlive.ca Help children discover the excitement of the performing arts
Bulletin Boards for the Music Classroom A unique one-of-a-kind site
A Children's Music Page by D.F.Saphra Free downloadable songs for children
Childrens Music Portal An open source information portal
Classic Cat Directory of free classical mp3s by the performers themselves
Classical Music Navigator For students: composers, works, styles & influences
Classical Music Pages Music history site with searchable database
Classics for Kids Interactive, multi-media web site for children
Compumedia in Education A multimedia approach to music education
ESL Through Music Annotated links to resources
Good-Ear.com Free on-line ear training exercises
Gordon Institute for Music Learning Offical site for Music Learning Theory & GIML
Grotes Smurfs Interactive Music Site Peter & the Wolf, Pictures at an Exhibition, etc.
Homemade Instruments Instructions by Nancy Stewart
iLearnMusic.com Online classroom lessons (K-16) & guitar & piano
Kidzone! Interactive site from the New York Philharmonic
Learn Bird Songs! Site had high quality songs of birds from many habitats
LearnLicks.com Musicians share favorite licks, tips and techniques
Lesson Tutor: music and music history Downloadable lesson plans
MENC General Music Network Resources and Open Forum featuring MENC mentors
MiBAC Music Theory Reference Manual Extensive on-line music theory resources
Michael Furstner's JAZCLASS Free online lessons on jazz and music theory
M.U.S.I.C. Musicians United for Songs In the Classroom, Inc. Online student projects.
The Music Education Launch Site Free database of lesson plans for music teachers
Music Education Madness Site Teaching, kids, and leaving with a smile on your face
MusicTheory.Net Free online theory lessons, in several languages
Music Theory and History Online Free lessons from Dolmetsch Online
Music Theory for Songwriters Online lessons for beginners
MusiKinesis Resources on teaching Dalcroze Eurhythmics
Piano Nanny.com's... Piano on the NetFree online piano and music lessons
Pianopedia Search engine and database for classical piano works
Recorder Method Online Recorder help from Dolmetsch Online
Richard Robinson's Tunebook Downloadable printed folk melodies from Europe
Shareware.Com Find all your shareware music software here!
Smithsonian Jazz Class: Teacher lesson plans Downloadable lesson plans
Storytime Songs Songs and resources for young children
~ Frank Zappa, musician,1980 (1940-1983)