Posts Tagged ‘orchestra’

Free Music Lessons, Worksheets, Games & More!

March 10th, 2012

Hi! It’s Saturday, March 10, 2012 and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Making Music Fun

Age Range: 6-11 (Grades 1-6, with parental supervision.)

This ad-supported website provides engaging, FREE music appreciation resources including music lessons, interactive games, printable sheet music and music theory flashcards designed for kids.

When you get to the site you’ll see three menu choices that include:

*Oliver Octopus Arcade — Play music theory arcade games and learn to identify the whole note, half note, eighth note, etc. Learn note names for the treble and bass clef.

*Print It! — Get free printable sheet music that you can preview and listen to online. From beginner to intermediate players – you’ll find sheet music for the piano, violin, flute, recorder, trumpet and trombone.

Don’t miss the “Free Composer Worksheets” too! Print out fun wordsearch and dot-to-dot puzzles based upon your favorite classical composers including Bach, Beethoven, Bernstein, Chopin, Gershwin, Joplin, Mozart, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and more!

You’ll also find practice charts, theory worksheets, and even printable award certificates.

*Music Library — THIS IS AN AMAZING RESOURCE! Access an archive of FREE music lessons on video for piano, recorder, flute, clarinet, trumpet, guitar, percussion, and bagpipe. There are even video flashcards for learning music theory!

You’ll also find biographies of great composers in the baroque, classic, romantic, and modern music eras.

Learn the instruments of the orchestra (woodwind, brass, string, percussion, and keyboard) with highlights about their history, how they are played, how they are made, and other fun facts.

Don’t miss the “Homeschool Music Resource Index” of suggested music activities created just for homeschool parents. Print out music lessons that help children learn about tempo, rhythm, pitch, musical symbols, form, and much more.

There’s even a “Jazz Index” with lessons and resources for learning about jazz music and great jazz musicians.
 
This site provides the very best in blending music with educational technology.

 

Best Classical Music Website for Kids!

January 14th, 2012

Hi!  It’s Saturday, January 14, 2012 and time for Music at ClickSchooling

Recommended Website:
ClassicsForKids.com

Age Range: 5-14 (with parental supervision; all ages can enjoy aspects of the site)

ClickScholar Gayle reminded me of this website that we featured in 2007 and is worth revisiting. She wrote, “ClassicsForKids.com has live radio recordings as well as worksheets and interactive games highlighting various composers, styles of music and music elements. It is practically the only site we have used for music.”

The site, which is continuously updated, is a supplement to the “Classics for Kids” radio program. You will find information on stations that air the show at the website, and you can listen to the archived programs that bring great composers to life through music and stories. You can also download activities and lessons (pdfs) that focus on National Standards for the Arts and Music.

When you get to the site you will see the current month’s featured composer, and a horizontal menu tab below it that includes:

*On The Radio – Includes the current week’s radio show, an archive of past shows, and activity sheets that include wordsearch puzzles, games, and trivia.

*Composers – Read biographies of about 90 different composers (across a timespan from 1685 to 2010) including Bach, Bernstein, Brahms, Britten, Chopin, Debussy, Gershwin, Handel, Joplin, Liszt, Mozart, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Schubert, Sousa, Strauss, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Verdi and more!

*Games – Play fun, interactive, online games that teach rhythm and notation.

*More About Music – Hear music, learn the instruments of the symphony orchestra, explore a musical dictionary, and learn about musical careers.

*For Grownups – Access free lesson plans, activity sheets, and get tips and advice for music education.

Bookmark this one, you’ll want to return often!

 

Every Kid’s Mozart!

September 24th, 2011

Hi!  It’s Saturday, September 24, 2011 and time for Music with ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
KidsMozart.com

Age: 4-10 (designed for young children with parental assistance, and fun for all ages)

Gather the kids around the computer for a visual and audio treat about the music of Mozart and the instruments that bring it to life.

Sponsored by a company that sells classical music CDs and CD-ROM products for kids, this website also offers a terrific selection of free, multi-media resources that enable you to learn about the life and music of Mozart and the musical instruments of the orchestra.

When you get to the site, you’ll see information about the products for sale. LOOK over on the right side of the screen where it says “For a taste of what’s inside EVERY KID’S MOZART try these FREE samples.” There is a menu below it that includes:

1) Learn About Musical Instruments – Click on this item and a new screen opens that introduces the instruments of the orchestra including wind, string, and percussion.  You’ll hear each instrument play Mozart’s music while the narrator reads a clever poem. Further info about the instrument is displayed for you to read.

2) Play Our Famous Orchestra – Enjoy an interactive game that allows you to identify the different orchestral instruments.

3) Read An Account of Mozart’s Life – As you listen to Mozart’s music, read the pages of a simple biography of Mozart’s life.

4) Listening Lounge – Enjoy a variety of Mozart’s music.

These free activities serve as a wonderful introduction to the music and life of Mozart, as well as the instruments of the symphony orchestra.

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