Music Links

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Music Links


 
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Composers Composing Music
Instruments/Orchestra Instrument Making
Sing-Alongs/Karaoke Christmas Music
Music Theory Ear Training
Styles of Music Music History
Music Performances Dance
The Science of Music Music and Math
Music Professions Music Classroom Web Sites
Music Clip Art  

Composers

Mozart

A story about Mozart.

Prokofiev

Pictures of Prokofiev.

Beethoven

A joke about Beethoven.

Various Composers

Learn about J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart, Chopin, Gershwin. You can also try the composer quiz.

Great Musicians Through Time

Information about classical, jazz, and oldies musicians.

Haydn and Mendelssohn

Cool Composers

Bach, Beethoven, Bizet, Haydn, Mozart, Tchaikovsky

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Composing Music

Finale Notepad

Download your free copy of Finale Notepad for Mac or PC.

Creating Music

Learn how to make music with the Musical Sketchpad, Musical Puzzles, Playing (with) Music, Rhythm Band, Cartoon Conductor, and Melodic Contours. You need the QuickTime plug-in to use this site.

Free Staff Paper

Print this free staff paper for song writing fun.

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Instruments/Orchestra

Recorder Player

Learn about playing the recorder.

FREE Recorder Music

Print recorder music to play. You can also listen to recorder music.

PlayMusic

Lots of information about the orchestra.

Trumpeter's Fanfare

Information for and about trumpet players.

Musical Instrument Encyclopedia

This site allows you to hear the instruments. Take the instrument quiz and see how well you do!

Bach's Tour of Musical Instruments

Strings and Things

The Art of Taiko

Information about a type of drum.

Instruments of the Orchestra

Musical Instruments

Includes a musical instrument word search puzzle.

Stomp!

Stomp! is a percussion group that 5th graders learn about.

The entire show is highly choreographed, interweaving dance into all of its aspects. In STOMP, there is a symbiotic relationship between dance and music. The music is created within the dance, but the dance itself is dependent on the music for its rhythm and character. STOMP shows a true marriage of movement and music, where both create and enhance each other. (excerpt from the Stomp web site.)

Mysteries of Music

Includes a section on musical instruments.

Musical Experiences of Children Around the World

Includes information about instruments from many countries.

 

The Birth of Country Music

Information about instruments used in country music.

The Symphony: An Interactive Guide

Sections include Quick Tour, Composers, Timeline, Symphonies, Forms, Orchestra, Interactive. Sound clips require the RealAudio plug-in.

The World of Music

The sounds that fill our planet. Music and instruments from around the world.

Korean's Temple Bell

Information about Korean temple bells.

A Musical Bear Hunt

An internet treasure hunt on Meet the Orchestra.

Electric Arpeggio

An introduction to playing the guitar.

Guitar Net

Music Hall

Links to information on nearly every type of instrument.

Instrument Game

A hangman-type game about instruments.

The Blues

Information about instruments used in blues music.

The Violin

Information about the violin including history, manufacturing, musicians, playing, string family, and science.

The Cello Informant

The Asian Ear

Music, instruments, and ensembles of Asian countries. The Interact section allows you to write your own Asian music using Asian instruments.

Music Notes: An Interactive Musical Experience

Theory, History, Styles, Professions, Instruments, Games.

Steel Drum

Music Education at DataDragon

The WWW Virtual Keyboard

It's just like a real piano, except that it's slower, smaller, sillier, and doesn't sound nearly as good. This site requires you to download sound files to use it.

Piano Masterpieces

Listen to the piano masterpieces by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Clementi, Lizst, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Rachmoninoff, Scarlatti, Schubert, Schumann, and others.

The Piano Education Page

Music Magic: A Piano Exploration

The interactive section has lots of fun games and activities to try.

Piano Keyboard

A piano keyboard you can play online. Takes a minute or two to load.

Free Online Piano Lessons

You need the RealAudio plug-in to use this site.

The Piano Player

The game where you read music.

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Instrument Making

Music Activity Center

Museum of Musical Inventions

 

Experimental Instruments Showcase

Science of Sound

Lessons from STOMP!

Making Musical Instruments

Pictures of Instruments

The Musical Scientist

Violin Making

Homemade Instruments

Gametone Homemade Instruments

Folk Instruments

Ideas for Making Instruments

Boom Pipes

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Sing-Alongs/Karaoke

Music, It's Really Good for You

Includes lots of sing-along songs. Explains why music is good for your health.

The Children's Music Archive

Lyrics, sing-alongs, activities, and coloring pages for many children's songs.

KidzSing Garden of Songs.

Music and lyrics of many children's songs.

PBS Kids

Songs from your favorite PBS shows including Arthur, Barney, Dragon Tales, and more. You will need RealAudio or Shockwave to use this site.

Children's Music

Campfire Songs

Patriotic Music

Scroll down to find MIDI music and lyrics to your favorite patriotic songs.

Llerrah's Online Kids' Jukebox

Fifty Nifty United States

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Christmas Music

The Carols of Christmas

Christmas Carol Game

Christmas Carols

Christmas carols and a story. May take a minute to load.

Silent Night

Information about Silent Night. 150 versions and 101 different languages.

The Nutcracker

The story and the music.

The Nutcracker Ballet

Waltz of the Flowers

Learn about the Waltz of the Flowers from the Nutcracker Suite.

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Music Theory

Trouble with Treble

Learn how to read music on the treble staff.

Music Notes - An Interactive Online Music Experience

Theory, History, Styles, Professions, Instruments, Games.

Mr. Note's Gameland

Many music games and puzzles.

Alfred Publishing

Lots of music games and puzzles. You will need the Shockwave plug-in

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Music Dictionary

Music Education at DataDragon

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Ear Training

Online Ear Training

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Styles of Music

Music Notes - An Interactive Online Music Experience

Theory, History, Styles, Professions, Instruments, Games.

Rock Revolution

Time line, history, artists, songs.

Music for the Kid's Soul

A site about modern music: rap, jazz, rock, pop.

All That Jazz

Music Madness

Games about different styles of music: Latin American, Pop Rock, Folk, Country, Classical, Jazz, and Opera.

Folksongs, Hymns, and Spirituals of America

Music of Yesterday and Today

Play games and listen to different kinds of music including rock, rap, country, blues, jazz, and classical. Games require the Crescendo plug-in.

Musical Experiences of Children Around the World

Information on musical styles and musical instruments from other countries.

Music Today & Tomorrow

Information about Country, Rap, Disco, Rock & Roll, and Future Music.

The Birth of Country Music

Sections include Interviews, Fun Facts, Instruments, Songs, Games.

The World of Music

The sounds that fill our planet. Music and instruments from around the world.

Classical Music

The Blues

Learn about the style of music called the blues. Sections in the site include blues quiz, blue information, blues instruments, blues artist, blues songs, blues word find.

The Asian Ear

Music, instruments, and ensembles of Asian countries. The Interact section allows you to write your own Asian music using Asian instruments.

Opera for Kids

Learn About Opera

Includes an online opera game.

Music Education at DataDragon

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Music History

Music Notes - An Interactive Online Music Experience

Theory, History, Styles, Professions, Instruments, Games.

Rock Revolution

Time line, history, artists, songs.

Mysteries of Music

Includes sections called Elements of Music, Functions of Music, Music in Different Cultures, History of Music, and Musical Instruments.

The River of Song

A Smithsonian Project that explores the music that originated in cities along the Mississippi River. The site is somewhat slow loading.

I Hear America Singing

The story of American concert song.

Jamming Through the Decades

A brief music history of American music from the '50s through the '90s.

All Aboard the Musical Train

A musical journey through American music from the 1920s to the 1970s.

Music Web

The science and history of music.

Music Source

Explores the theory and the history of music.

Music Education at DataDragon

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Music Performances

STOMP!

The entire show is highly choreographed, interweaving dance into all of its aspects. In STOMP, there is a symbiotic relationship between dance and music. The music is created within the dance, but the dance itself is dependent on the music for its rhythm and character. STOMP shows a true marriage of movement and music, where both create and enhance each other. (excerpt from the Stomp web site.)

BLAST!

BLAST! is an exciting concept in live entertainment. Redefining musical theater, and unlike the symphony, the cast are in constant motion, executing intricately choreographed drill movements while performing two hours of music on brass and percussion instruments. BLAST! has no storyline but draws its musical inspiration from the classics, blues, jazz, rock and roll, and Broadway. As in opera and musical theater, the performers act, dance, and sing. (excerpt from the Blast! web site)

Broadway Corner for Kids

Works best in Internet Explorer.

The Nutcracker Ballet

The Nutcracker

Hansel and Gretel

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Dance

American Ballet Theatre

Dancin' Wild

The official site for the coolest kid and teen dance club online!

Offjazz Dance World

A web site for jazz and tap dance, teaching, workshops, instructional videos.

Tap Dance Home Page

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The Science of Music

Music and Sound

Music, It's Really Good for You

From the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Explains why music is good for your health.

The Violin

Information about the violin including history, manufacturing, musicians, playing, string family, and science.

Music Web

The science and history of music.

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Music and Math

The Sound of Mathematics

Music and the Fibonacci Series

Scale numbers are based on this system.

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Music Professions

Music Notes - An Interactive Online Music Experience

Theory, History, Styles, Professions, Instruments, Games.

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Music Classroom Web Sites

Mrs. Ash's Music Homepage for Orchard Hill Elementary School -- North Canton, Ohio

Music City at Eagle Creek Elementary School -- Arlington, WA

Mrs. Duhrkopf's Music Class -- Sumner, IA

Mrs. Morrison's Music Mania, Culver Elementary School -- Indiana

Mrs. Zimmerman's Music Page -- Bellefonte, PA

Mrs. Barnhart's Music Room, Paramount Elementary School -- Hagerstown, MD

Mrs. Page's Music Class in Benton City, WA

Carver Music Notes

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Music Clip Art

Music Graphics Galore

More Music Clipart

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