Posts Tagged ‘keyboard’

Make Music with Virtual Instruments

January 16th, 2021

Fun Games for Learning Music

October 31st, 2020

 

It’s Saturday, October 31, 2020, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Music Teacher’s Games

(musicteachersgames.com/home)

Age Range: 8-18 (Grades 3-12, with parental supervision)

 

This ad-supported website will have your young virtuosos practicing their studies of music with smiles on their faces. Through the use of simple-to-play games, students will sharpen their musical skills.

All games include instructions and, although not necessary to play the games, you may register for free to keep track of your scores. Also, you must register for Lessons & Quizzes. When arriving at the website, use the top navigation bar to select the area of study you wish to practice: 

  • Lines and Spaces
  • Music Symbols
  • Piano Keys
  • Guitar
  • Lessons & Quizzes
  • Ear Training
  • Rhythm

Some of the interactive games include: 

  • Treble Clef Lines & Spaces and Alto Clef Lines & Spaces
  • Orphanage One – Learn the basics values of notes
  • Instrument Match – Match the sounds to the instrument images
  • Treble Clef Piano Keys and Bass Clef Piano Keys – Uses an interactive piano keyboard to learn and practice the note name
  • Guitar One and Guitar Two – Using an interactive guitar fretboard, learn to locate notes
  • Intervals One and Intervals 2 – Learn basic interval ear training
  • Rhythms Game One – Learn the basics of counting beats

If you are looking for a fun, uncomplicated way for your children to reinforce their music studies, you will want to visit this website.

Learn How to Type for Free

June 17th, 2020

 

It’s Wednesday, June 17, 2020, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Typing.com

(www.typing.com/)

Age Range: 9 and up (Grades 4 and up, approximately; children with parental supervision)

 

This ad-supported website offers a complete typing course (for beginners to advanced students) absolutely free! (Registration is recommended to save your progress.)

The program supports all major international keyboard formats, and displays key position and proper finger placement to help keep beginners from looking at their hands. In addition to practice exercises, there are several typing games that reinforce skills while they entertain.

Helpful tips are constantly provided to reinforce proper typing techniques. Typing tests are provided and students can track their progress with detailed graphs and statistics (if registered). As a student progresses, the program “learns” which keys cause the most difficulty and creates custom lessons focusing on the student’s top 5 most troublesome letters. When a student completes a lesson, they earn a virtual trophy.

As we mentioned, this program is ad-supported which is why it’s free. If you don’t want the ads displayed, there is a reasonable fee-option to remove the ads.

Play Virtual Gametone Instruments

April 18th, 2020

 

It’s Saturday, April 18, 2020, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Virtual Gametone Instruments

(wrybread.com/gametone/instruments/virtual-gametone/index.shtml)

Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)

 

This website provides the opportunity to play virtual Gamelan-influenced instruments online for free! What is “Gamelan”? It’s a musical genre that originated in Indonesia featuring gong-like drums, chimes, xylophones, plucked string instruments, and more.

This site is sponsored by a group of musicians called the Gametones who improvise music on homemade Gamelan-type instruments. They offer visitors the opportunity to play virtual versions of their instruments.

When you get to the site you’ll see three main options that include: 

  • Play the GameGongs – Use your mouse of keyboard as a virtual mallet to play the gongs made out of old paint can lids and hubcaps. You can also play loops of recorded songs and improvise as you play along.
  • Play the Drone Gambira – Use your mouse to click on tongs and create your own musical composition. This also offers loops of recorded music that you can use to play along.
  • Play the Game Chimes – Click on pictures of metal tubes to create short bursts or sustained tones. Play the pre-recorded loops as you experiment with the various sounds and tones.

Note: It may take a few minutes for all of the sounds to completely load. Be patient, turn on your speakers, and then use your mouse to create your own musical “click compositions” with the Gametone instruments.

Please note that there are other links on this site but they led to error messages when we tried them. Parents, as always, should preview and supervise exploration of this website.

Make Music with Virtual Instruments

January 4th, 2020

 

It’s Saturday, January 4, 2020, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Virtual Musical Instruments

(www.virtualmusicalinstruments.com/)

Age Range: 5-18 (Grades K-12, with parental supervision)

 

Using only your keyboard and mouse, have fun experimenting with these Virtual Musical Instruments. After arriving at this super simple, ad-supported website, simply select the instrument you would like to play and follow the instructions.

Choose from these virtual instruments: 

  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Panflute
  • Drums
  • Bongos

As an added bonus there is also a virtual guitar tuner to aid guitar players in tuning their instruments. Don’t let this uncomplicated site fool you. There is a lot of fun and learning potential available here!

Free K-12 Math Video Tutorials & Worksheets

September 30th, 2019

 

It’s Monday, September 30, 2019, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

MathEBook.net

(www.mathebook.net/)

Age Range: 5-18 (Grades K-12, with parental supervision)

 

What a find! This website offers FREE math “Downloadable Tutorials”. The tutorials come in the form of both online math videos (via YouTube, with some that are similar to webinars) and interactive eWorkSheets and eWorkBooks that allow students in grades K-12 to learn and practice math with ease.

The downloadable eWorkSheets and eWorkBooks in pdf format can be used at the website or offline. They are editable – in other words you can type in answers using your computer keyboard so you don’t have to print them out to use them. The site emphasizes the fact that “by using Downloadable Tutorials one can save the waste of paper and SAVE TREES, so we encourage you to be GREEN, and help mother nature to survive.” While you can print out the colorful and engaging worksheets and workbooks, they would prefer you didn’t in the interest of being green.

When you get to the site, you’ll see a welcome message and a picture of a ladder with varying grade levels including Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle, and High School. Click on any one and a new page opens.

*ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE SCREEN…you’ll see titles of various math strands and concepts. Place your cursor over them and you’ll see the words “Virtual” and “eWorkBook.” Click on “Virtual” and a new page opens to a series of individual worksheets on that math topic. Click on “eWorkBooks” to download a pdf file containing an editable workbook on that topic. All of the worksheets and workbooks contain colorful illustrations that are sure to engage students. It’s obvious that real care was taken to make this graphically appealing.

*ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE SCREEN…you’ll see the words, “Click Here for Video Tutorials.” Click on it and a menu opens with all the video titles for every grade. Click on any one and enjoy the lesson presentation delivered through YouTube videos that are on the MathEBook website.

Back on the home page, you’ll see a menu bar at the top of the screen. Use it to access the free “Math Dictionary” that defines various math terminology. You can also click on “Download” to see and access the eWorkSheets contained on the site.

Bookmark this website as it promises to “continuously develop and further enhance the syllabus and will keep adding new features.” They also want your feedback to improve the user experience for all visitors to the site.

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