music websites for kids

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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Music Review 101

The one thing that music teachers enjoy about Christmas break is that it's a chance to rest our overworked braincells and catch up on sleep. The downside however, is that some students really take "Christmas Break" to a whole new level. These links are for those students and the teachers that are looking for funky ways to refresh their memories:

Speed Note Reading eMusicTheory.com Practice - everything from note reading to ear training drills Pedaplus.com - Games

And let's not forget my all-time favorites: musictheory.net - Head to "Trainers" funbrain.com - The Piano Player

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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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Getting into the Swing of Things

September flew by oh so quickly! Maestro and I are gradually catching up on the admin end of things. I am still behind on my bookkeeping, which is nothing new. At least, I am finally done all 36 year-plans for my students. Writing four articles that are due on Tuesday had to take a back seat to transferring my website to a new server as I was getting regular bandwidth overage messages. While I was at it, I decided I may as well do the redesign I was planning to do in the summer.

Maestro is enjoying computer lab with the students. He likes to watch Beethoven Baseball as much as the students like to play it. He's also developing a sticker fetish, which is not a good thing. We'll have to work on that. He thinks the sticker tray is a tug-o-war toy.

This month, we can settle down into sinking our teeth into new repertoire (my students' and my own). I can't wait to try all my new books, which I got for the Contemporary Idioms program.

But enough of work. Have a great weekend and a Happy Thanksgiving!

The revamped website should be live within the next 24 hours. Happy exploring!

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