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Curricula and Learning Links - Music

Music Resources

Play Music by the American Symphony Orchestra.
A fabulous Web site that teaches the various instruments and sections of the orchestra in an entertaining way with real music to go along with each instrument.

The Canons and Fuges of J.S. Bach

Carnegie Hall Listening Adventures
Learn about sound, music notation, text, and instruments in a fun, interactive exploration of musical repertoire. Although designed primarily for those aged 6-12, these engaging games allow both kids and adults to experience great music while learning music concepts in a stimulating environment.

Classical Archives
Many free MP3 and MIDI files of classical music.

Music History
History of music from the Medieval times to the twentieth century. Also has a music history game.

Classics for Kids
Information and quizzes about classical music, composers, the orchestra, musical careers, and more.

Classical Net
Introduction to composers includes timelines, lists of works, biographies, and recommended recordings.

Cyber Hymnal
Over 6,800 Christian hymns and Gospel songs from many denominations. Lyrics, scores, MIDI files, pictures, and history.

Free, online piano lessons

Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts Outstanding video series that introduces young people to the orchestra and classical music. Highly recommended!

K-12 Resources for Music Educators

MlJo the Mouse shows you how to sing children's songs.

Martha Beth Lewis' Piano Web site
Articles about children and music. Highly recommended.

Music Periods
Kids' site that briefly discusses the five eras of music.

Music Through the Ages
Free introduction to music history that surveys classical music from the Renaissance through today.

Music Through the Ages at
Powerpoint presentations on different musical topics. For teachers and younger children.

"Perfessor" Bill Edwards
Many MIDI files of ragtime music.

The Piano Education Page
A one-stop resource for teachers, students, parents of students, and fans of the piano with over 1,000 pages of free information, upgraded biweekly.

The Timid Soul's Guide to Classical Music
List of composers with essays discussing their musical styles and suggestions for listening. Music Program Reviews

Singing Songs and Playing Instruments

Musical Curricula to Teach Other Subjects

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