Lots of online songs to perform and sing/play along with, go to the heading FOR KIDS.
This website allows students to learn about beats, melody, chords, bass-lines and song structure. Students can work through the tutorials then create their own songs using ‘the playground’.
This channel consists of 6 videos that explain different aspects of music theory in a really engaging and easy-to-understand, visual way. The videos cover time signatures, note & rest values, scales, reading treble & bass clef. Look in the video descriptions for links to online quizzes that Matt has created for each video.
This is a fantastic resource for students interested in music technology. The interactive site allows students to learn about complicated aspects of synthesis, such as oscillation, envelopes, filters and amplitude, in an easy, intuitive way.
The website consists of over 20 different interactive exercises covering essential music theory knowledge, including ear training exercises for students to develop their recognition of intervals and cadences.
A free downloadable multi-track audio editor available for both Mac, PC and Linux. Using this software, it is possible to set students a task to create soundscapes in response to particular images using sounds & samples from free-to-use websites such Soundbible.com. Alternatively, set a project to collect ‘found sounds’ from home using their phones to edit in Audacity with the aim of creating their own beats. Here’s some inspiration showing what’s possible from Donald Trump’s sniff!
Fantastic resource from Musedlab that allows students to play-along with YouTube videos using their QWERTY keyboard. There are some sample songs already on the website, alternatively you can copy in any YouTube video and select the appropriate scale and instrument to play-along. Great for learning parts or having a go at improvisation.
From Musedlab, it uses a pizza to represent different drum patterns. This easy-to-use drum machine allows students to explore beats from famous songs and create their own using rhythmic grids.
This website provides an insight into music from around the world, as you may expect from the title! Complete with relevant examples linked to YouTube, the site covers everything from the Tango, to English folk music, reggae and Bellydancing music! Ideal website to use as the basis for an online quiz using Kahoot/Microsoft forms/Show My Homework etc.
Use one of the ready-made quizzes, or create your own. Free sign-up required.
TEN PIECES AT HOME
Each week there will be:
* One of the BBC Ten Pieces to listen to with linked activities
* A song of the week to learn.
Each week there is a Ten Pieces film to watch and enjoy and a linked creative activity that can be completed by children at home without any special materials or preparation. A perfect, simple and easy way to keep listening, enjoying and creating music at this time.
The first activity, launched today, gets playful with poetry! Join emcee Simon Mole in creating a journey-themed poem inspired by Hector Villa-Lobos' music and his train ride through the hot countryside of Brazil.
Discover Ten Pieces at Home!
One moment, one people is about working together
and making positive connections with each other.
Singer songwriter Beccy Owen teaches you how to sing 'One moment, one people' on the Sing Up website, click on the link above for all the resources.
Using Your Voice
23 April - Learn how to use your voice to make music.