Teens Explore Classical Music!

February 19th, 2011 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Hi! It’s Saturday, February 19, 2011 and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Classical Chops

Age Range: 13-19

Classical Chops is a free, online community for young musicians to express themselves while also learning from pros in the business!

Designed by the Creative Kids Education Foundation, the site offers the opportunity to “learn about current classical music trends, music composition, orchestration, famous musician’s history and advice, and communicate about what is happening in musical communities through blogging and video.”

When you get to the site you’ll see some icon images with descriptions. Click on any one to watch a video performance of classical music or an interview with a classical musician, composer, or singer.

Then, use the menu at the top of the page to find out how to participate and share with this online forum including:

*Reporter at Large – Watch video interviews about all things classical music. Then learn how you can create videos and submit them to be reviewed and possibly featured on the site.

*Musician Chops – Watch videos of other musicians playing classical music and upload videos of your own performances to share with visitor to the site.

*Our Favorites – Watch selected videos from YouTube and other parts of the web featuring some of the best classical music performances.

*Composer Chops – Watch video interviews and interactive lessons on music composition.  
This site is fairly new. The content is somewhat sparse but promises to be a terrific archive as more teens with classical music chops use and contribute to the site.

Oh! And don’t miss the “Resources” tab at the very top of the home page. It contains links to some great sites where you can learn about orchestration, how to write a song, theory, ear training, music careers, and get free printable sheet music and staff paper. You’ll even find a few resources for music schools and music scholarships.  



Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling


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