music games

Online Music Resources Spotlight: MusicTechTeacher.com

This little gem has been around for several years. Long enough to amass a wide selection of music games, music quizzes and help pages. The Music Worksheets page gives students extra practice on basic rudiments and composition. There are also print mazes that feature a famous composer and/or performer.

Students can improve their note reading, ear training and more on the computer,  Photo by R-M Arca.

The Links page provides links to post secondary music schools, music software and music educators. MusicTechTeacher.com is a very useful online resources for music students and music teachers alike!

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Online Music Resources Spotlight: Making Music Fun

Making Music Fun is a friendly site with music games, music worksheets, free sheet music and music resources. These are geared toward beginner to early intermediate-level students.
There is a nice selection of note-naming worksheets as well as interval worksheets. They are visually appealing to young students. There are also composer word searches. 
Making Music Fun is well laid out. Visit the Music Library and learn all about a composer. There are composer biographies, worksheets, lesson plans and sheet music.  You can also access this information in the Print It section.
 
There is also an arcade, which contains two music theory games ("Music Distress" and "Eek Shark!"). All worksheets are available for free.
 
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Playing Fraction Pies - Help with Rhythm

Hooray! I've been looking for an online game that my students can play to practice their rhythm/fraction recognition. Here's what I found:

http://www.philtulga.com/pie.html

David provides a concise breakdown of the pie pieces and then has a game at the bottom of his page.

Happy playing!

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Online Music Games

If you're looking for something new to give your students (or if you, a student is looking for something new to play), try these online music games:

  • Star Jam - Drop blocks into the space in front of the moving ball to create a musical guitar riff.
  • Music Catch - Catch musical shapes that fly onto the screen in time to the music. Yellow is good. Purple is good but Red is BAD.

Enjoy!

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Online Music Games

One of my students reminded me that I haven't given him any new music websites to explore. Here are a few fun music-related sites for musicians young and old to play around with:

  1. http://www.iknowthat.com/com/L3?Area=L2_TheArts
  2. http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/art_and_music_games.html
  3. http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/Art_Music_Games/
  4. http://www.kidsites.com/sites-fun/activities.htm

Happy exploring!

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Note Reading Geography Help

Some of my students are having trouble associating a note written on the staff with its corresponding note on the keyboard, regardless of how many times I say, "The farther it is from middle C on the staff a note is, the farther away it is from middle C on the keyboard."

For example, they do identify the note correctly on the staff as a "B" but when I ask them to play the corresponding note, they pick any "B" on the keyboard. Well, Middle B is written on a different part of the staff from Treble B, which is nowhere near "Really Low B" or "Really Really High B". See what I mean?

The Piano Player is a game is for them and for all music students struggling with this.

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