Recommended Website: Making Music Funhttp://www.makingmusicfun.net/
Age Range: 6-11 (Designed for elementary grades 1-6.)
ClickScholar MaryAnna recommended this website that provides FREE music resources for those who want to enrich children's lives with an appreciation for music.
When you get to the site you'll see three menu choices that include:
*Oliver Octopus Arcade - Play two music theory arcade games
and learn to identify 6 basic rhythms including the whole
note, the half note, the eighth note, the dotted half note,
and the dotted quarter note. Learn note names for the treble
or bass clef. Set the note range that you would like to practice, and play!
*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. Print out an entire
music songbook with music, lyrics, and guitar chords.
Preview, listen to and print Off music orchestrations for
classroom or homeschool coop class use. You'll also find
practice charts, 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.
Get an "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 is a CSAW. What's CSAW? That acronym is pronounced (see-saw) and stands
for "ClickSchooling Award Winner." It indicates (in my opinion) the very best utilization of educational technology.
Bookmark this site - it's a winner!
Diane Flynn Keith
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