Musical Connections & Learning

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Kid Connections
Lessons, links and web tools for kids to try out!


Lessons

Learning To Compose

Meet the Recorder


Standards


1. Singing

sing

 



Index to Rounds
--learn some new rounds

Sing-a-long Songs --Lots of songs to sing with!



2. Playing Instruments

drum

 

 

Guitar
Free Guitar Music--Learn to play with guitar music for beginning through fourth levels; includes sheet music and accompaniment files.

Guitar Chords--See the fingering for guitar chords:

Ted's Guitar--Getting started with guitar chords

Piano

Free Piano Music--Learn to play the piano, beginner to level four and intermediate. Includes sheet music to read, midi files to hear, and videos to watch.
Recorder

Play Recorder

Keyboard

Piano Player--See how you do with piano notes.

Virtual Keyboard--Play online

KeyChord.com--See how to play chords.

Ukulele

KeyChord.com--see how to play chords

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3. Improvising
 rhythm

 

 


 


 4.  Composing/Arranging
light bulb

 


Creating Music
--have some fun playing with musical ideas


 5.  Reading/Notating
read

 



Learning the Staff--interactive apps for learning the staff
Index to Rounds--try reading the notes
Piano Player--see how you do with piano notes
Staff Paper
--create and print staff paper

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  6.  Listen, Analyze, Describe Music
  listen

 


Classics for Kids
--Choose music by composer's name, historical period or timeline.
Composers and Instruments at the DSOKids.com (Dallas Symphony Orchestra)
Glass Orchestra--learn about an unusual way to make music and HEAR some!  What do you hear?
Guess This Tune-- Try a guessing game of familiar songs. Do you recognize any?
Guitar Music (Classical)
Listening--Activities at the San Francisco Exploratorium
Recorder Music

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 7.  Evaluating Music evaluate


 

 


8 .  Music & Other Subjects 
dancer

 

Classroom Connections--sites that help with classroom topics

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9.  History & Culture
culture

 


A Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Instruments
--learn about, see and hear ancient instruments such as the lizard and serpent.

Kids Web Japan Folk Legends
Sadako Peace Choir
--the story of paper cranes and a song written for a special girl

Strings in the Mountains--read about the life of a famous composer and hear his music.
Sounds from the Vault
--see and hear some prehistoric instruments from the museum vault!


Instruments

DSOKids--just for kids by Dallas Symphony Orchestra
SFSKids--kids' site by San Francisco Symphony
The Virtual Museum of Music Inventions
--photos of instruments other kids have made

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School Songs

Fishweir Elementary School

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Web Tools

Internet Public Library--find helpful information
World Atlas--find locations around the world