Explore the science of SOUND and MUSIC at this web site sponsored
by the National Science Foundation.
Have fun with musical games and activities.
This site is hosted by the BBC.
|click the Tweenies to play games
Check out music around the world with these cool links:
National Geographic world music:
Music of Bolivia:
Folk Music of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and America:
Check back to see what other world music links are added.
Create your own cool rhythm patterns with this interactive site from PBS.
Try these wonderful interactive listening activities from Carnegie
Hall Listening Adventures.
This first link is great for students in kindergarten, first, and
second grade. It gives you opportunities to make your own
music while you explore the basics of music like loud and soft, melody
direction, high and low sounds, fast and slow, harmony, etc.
This next link is Arts Alive from the National Arts
Center in Canada. It's loaded with fun links. You can play games.
You can hear and see instrument players talk about their instruments and demonstrate them for you. You can find out about
great composers. You can see and hear different instruments in an interactive guide to the orchestra.
From across the Atlantic comes 15 music games from BBC
Radio 3 in the United Kingdom. One of these is the interactive listening game where you can
zap the trolls and help Peer Gynt escape! I have played most of the games on this site and can recommend them
for both learning and fun. You can make your own music, play with famous music, and play music from other countries,
to name to few. Plus, you can even click on the Listen Live link at the top
and hear what's on the radio, right now, in Britain! It is a small world, isn't it?
THIS LINK DOES NOT WORK RIGHT NOW. I HAVE CONTACTED THE BBC TO FIND OUT
IF THEY HAVE MOVED THIS PAGE OR DELETED IT. I AM WAITING FOR THEIR REPLY.
Check out Jazz Kids, sponsored by PBS Kids. Read about famous
people in jazz and how jazz got started in the United States. Meet a jazz band of animals and hear the instruments they
play. Then stop by Improvisation Station to try making jazz music yourself. Lots of fun! You may need
to install the Beatnik plug-in to play with Improvisation Station. It takes a little while for Improvisation Station
to load, so be patient with download times, espcially if you have a dial-up connection.
From WGUC in Cincinnati, Ohio, comes Classics
For Kids. This is a web site where children can play games and listen to music. When you get to the home
page, you'll see the links at the side.
This link takes you to a site that has
4 music games. I recommend Notes
in Space. You will need to download the game
to play it. It's loads of fun and it helps you learn the names of the notes.
Here's a link I discovered that has a game called
Beethoven's Baseball you can play. Click on the link below. Then go to the KIDS link. You'll find
the name of the game at the bottom of the page. Click on it. You might want to do a little preparation before
the game though. It tells you how. There are also other activities on the site you can try.
Here's a site with lots
of games and activites from the New York Philharmonic Orchestra
just for kids. On this site you can play lots of music games, create your own music, meet musicians, learn about composers,
learn about instruments, and even create your own instrument on-line. Be patient with download times.
Here's another symphony
site from the San Francisco Symphony with more games and activities. Try out the Music
Lab's activities, including the Composerizor. Hear and see instruments too.
There are lots of things you can do. It's a great site that's both fun and interactive.
See and hear instruments from
all over the world with this student created site.
From the brilliant minds at Sesame Street comes this site of fun
games and activities for early childhood. There are many subjects, including music.
Write and print your own music with this software, Finale Notepad, from
the makers of FINALE, the world standard in music notation software. I have used FINALE for many years
and am very pleased to see that they offer this smaller version of it for only $9.95
You can print a beautiful, professional looking copy of your music. It even lets you play back what you're written,
so you can hear your creation.
Click on the next
link to download a demo copy of the award winning music software called Music Ace. Music Ace I covers mostly melody, pitch, and keyboard skills while Music Ace
II covers rhythm and beat. This is the best music instructional software I've seen yet for children, but anyone
would find it fun. I hear that high school students and adults love using it too. It's lots of fun and
WAY COOL! Since it's a demo, you don't get to try the whole program, but you can try some of it. You get the "Doodle
Pad" with the demo too. It's a fun tool to create your own little melodies.
Ever wondered what the state song of Missouri sounds like?
Ever wondered what our own state song sounds like? Click below to find the words and music to every
state song in the United States!
With Ricci Adams' MusicTheory.net
you have the basics of music at your fingertips. Practice naming notes, rhythm durations, meter, time signatures, chords,
keyboard skills, and much more. This site is for everyone who wants to practice their music skills at home. Plus,
you can print music staff paper in various formats too.
This interactive site is for beginning music students as well as
serious musicians. Practice your note reading skills, your piano skills, and other music skills with Java Music Theory. You can set several preferences to make each tutorial as easy or difficult
as you like. You can hear each note or turn off the sound.
For more advanced students and parents who want to practice their
music skills, try Good Ear. This is a simple, interactive site that lets you test and practice
your musical ear training. Listen to and identify musical intervals, chords, cadences, and more. A great challenge!
If you use Microsoft software on your system, you can download
any of these templates to create your own staff paper. Write your own music! Click the music below to reach the
Now you can download some of the fun songs we sing in class at
K8 KidTunes! These are the songs that appear in my teaching resource, MUSIC K-8 magazine. The publishers have set
up this site for students to download the songs so they can enjoy them at home. Parents need to set up an account so
their children can download the songs at 99 cents each. Click below for more details:
Have fun with Elvis, the King of Rock 'n' Roll at this site made just for kids! Listen to clips of his
music, play games, print coloring pages, and learn about Elvis.
Parents may be interested
in hearing clips of the singing talents from Josh Groban, whose style crosses boundaries
from pop to classical. Receiving his "big break" a few years ago at age 17, his story is particularly inspiring to young