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Music Curriculum Sites
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Music Curriculum Sites
- The Music Education Madness Site
Specifically for music educators, but could be a help for classroom teachers who are teaching music.
- Popular Songs in American History
Gives history, lyrics and background of songs throughout history of America.
- New York Philharmonic
Great site for kids to explore about the symphony, musical theory, composing.
Weill Music Institute
Discover free K–12 educational resources from the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall, including activities and lesson plans, student guides and worksheets, audio and video resources, and interactive listening guides.
- Music Education @ Datadragon
Covers reading music, instruments, musical genres etc.
- Arts Alive
Canadian site full of info on composers and instruments.
San Francisco’s Symphony for Kids
San Francisco’s Symphony for Kids provides a way for students of all ages to hear, learn and have fun with music. On the site, students become familiar with the different instruments of the orchestra and learn music concepts in the music lab.
- International Music Score Library Project
Humanity’s musical treasures—Beethoven piano sonatas, Schubert songs, Mozart symphonies and the like—come to life in performance, but they truly survive as black marks on a page, otherwise known as scores. Now a Web site founded five years ago by a conservatory student, then 19 years old, has made a vast expanse of this repertory available, free of charge. The site, the International Music Score Library Project, has grown to be one of the largest sources of scores anywhere. It claims to have 85,000 scores, or parts for nearly 35,000 works, with several thousand being added every month. The site is an open-source repository that uses the Wikipedia template and philosophy, “a visual analogue of a normal library,” in the words of its founder, Edward W. Guo, the former conservatory student. Volunteers scan in scores or import them from other sources, such as Beethoven House, the museum and research institute in Bonn, Germany. Other users oversee copyright issues and perform maintenance. Quality control, such as catching missed pages, is also left to the public. The site has recently begun adding recordings, and through a partnership with a freelance musician in Indiana who runs a publishing business, it offers low-cost, on-demand printing of the music.
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- The Classics for Kids
The Classics for Kids website introduces children to classical music. The interactives in the Games section help children learn more about music, rhythm and composers. In the Instruments of the Orchestra section, students hear the sounds of musical instruments and view pictures of them. The Musical Dictionary provides music definitions and audio samples of various kinds of music. The site also includes Audio of Classics for Kids Programs, as well as Collections of Music from Periods in Music History: Baroque, Impressionist, Romantic and more.
Musicovery is a music-streaming site with an interface that works like a soundboard for adjusting your robot DJ’s musical taste. Sliders dial the mood from dark to positive and the tempo from fast to slow, while boxes allow you to check genres, including everything from funk to classical. You must register to use the site, but registration is free.
Copyright free music to use. Can also upload compositions to add to this free database.