K-12 Music Sources
Gina Otto

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<>BAND DIRECTOR RESOURCES - http://www.msbanddirector.com/
Resources for elementary and secondary band directors. Includes lessons, help by instrument, and other helpful links.


CLASSICAL MUSIC - http://www.42explore.com/classmus.htm
Links to classical music info.

DATA DRAGON - http://datadragon.com/education/
Online tutorials and guides; learn and hear about different instruments, learn to read music, about musical genres, and this day in music history.

DISMUKE'S VIRTUAL TALKING MACHINE  - http://www.dismuke.org/
You can listen to the recordings of the early 20th Century. Hear the wonderful sounds of Caruso, Bessie Smith, Ella Fitzgerald and many more in this truly wonderful collection of online music.

DSOKIDS - DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - http://www.dsokids.com/
DSOKids is the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's doorway to a world of musical fun and learning for students, parents and teachers. The site's mission is to provide attractive, accessible and child-friendly resources that introduce symphonic music, the orchestra and its instruments, and to encourage both adults and young people to explore the world of the symphony orchestra. They do this by providing games, classroom activities, home activities, description of how hearing works, information and audio clips. Stuff for teachers also.

EARLY MUSIC FAQ - http://www.medieval.org/emfaq/
The web's largest reference for European Medieval and Renaissance music since 1994.

EDGATE'S MUSIC HALL - http://edgate.com/musichall/educator/
EdGate's own page for music educator's and music education. (K-12)

ESSENTIALS OF MUSIC - http://www.essentialsofmusic.com/
Whether you're a casual listener or a serious music student, here's the site for basic information about classical music. Created in cooperation with W.W. Norton & Company, it's built around Essential Classics, the series specially designed to introduce you to the best music of every period. All through the site you'll find almost 200 excerpts from Essential Classics. The site also contains biographies of 70 composers and 200 definitions of many words connected to music, with examples.

FOLKSONGS FROM AROUND THE WORLD - http://ingeb.org/folksong.html
Words and music to songs, in alphabetical order. Click on melody to hear what it should sound like. Has over 99 billion songs and music and downloads.
aFREE KARAOKE - http://www.amusicalbox.com/
Need PC Media Player.

HOP TOP TOWN - http://www.kids-space.org/HPT/
Hop Pop Town is an experimental project that focuses on new technology and its potential for educational applications. The main objective of the project is to encourage children to improvise musical sequences, one of the vital factors for young children to enjoy music. The site has a child-friendly interface that allows smooth navigation for children and invites their confidence and further motivation. Children create their own sounds, writing and pictures to improvise musical sequences.

aJAZZ, GRADES 6-8 - http://download.evan-moor.com/mkt/Newsletter/2015/022515/05_Grade6-8_jazz.pdf
FROM EVAN-MOOR. This unit on nonfiction reading provides three articles describing the form of music called jazz, written on three levels of reading difficulty. Includes directions with vocabulary words and a student response/comprehension activity (in test-prep format) on each level.

J.S. BACH HOME PAGE - http://www.jsbach.org/
This very comprehensive site appears to include pointers to everything about Bach available on the Net, including listings of his complete works, MIDI files of his recordings, and a calendar of upcoming events related to his music. The site is searchable, and the complete works listing can be browsed by category, title, year, instrument & title, instrument & year, BWV number, or even by key. The Recommended Recordings section is organized by title, conductor/performer, instrument, BWV, record label, and recent submissions. Also available are links to biographies, photographs, literature, and other sites offering resources on Bach.

KARASONGS - http://www.karasongs.com/
Sing free karaoke songs...search for any artist or song, there are thousands of free karaoke songs to download. also available for phones and tablets. This was created as a resource to help people find the very best FREE karaoke songs to sing along with. No plug ins, no software.

<>KIDIDDLES -  http://www.kididdles.com
Keep music alive in the classroom. At this site, you can find the lyrics to many of those kid songs you thought you had forgotten and many more fun activities.

<>LAURA'S MIDI HEAVEN - http://www.laurasmidiheaven.com/Kids.shtml
Children's Midi files. They're going to have sing-along lyrics to just about everything.Meanwhile.... A lot of schools use this section for their young students/ Feel free to upload to the Folk section! This is a nice site also if you need music for your webpage.
LYRICS WORLD - http://www.lyricsworld.com/
This index contains links to all of the lyrics available at Lyrics World including all the songs found in " Top 40 Hits of 1930-1999", "Top Singles by Decade" and "Artist Collections".  Browse through the songs by title or artists.

MOZART'S MUSIKALISCHES WURFELSPIEL - http://sunsite.univie.ac.at/Mozart/dice/
A new address for  musical dice game for composing a minuet; Mozart wrote the instructions for a musical composition dice game - the idea is to cut and paste pre-written measures of music together to create a minuet

"MUSIC AND MOVEMENT," GRADES K-1 - http://download.evan-moor.com/mkt/Newsletter/2015/022515/00_Gk1_music-movement.pdf
Directions for four activities that provide opportunities for children to explore and experience music and movement FROM EVAN MOOR.

MUSIC EDUCATION MADNESS - http://www.musiceducationmadness.org/lesson_plans.shtml
The newly organized site containsa lesson plan spreadheet in Excel, Lesson plans, a lesson plan template in word and PDF, a lesson plan packet on Mozart, activities and modifications for younger grades. K-6

MUSIC EDUCATION ONLINE LINKS - http://www.childrensmusicworkshop.com/
Page Links for Instrumental Music, Choral, General, Music Education, Music Institutes, Music Products and much more.

MUSIC, GRADE 2 - http://download.evan-moor.com/mkt/Newsletter/2015/022515/01_G2_Music.pdf
This thinking skills unit for grade 2 presents a variety of activities about music, including naming songs, finishing the first lines of songs, completing a crossword puzzle about songs, and more FROM EVAN-MOOR.

MUSICAL TIMELINE - http://www.classicalworks.com/his.pages/timeline.html
The links which the history of classical music can be browsed. A timeline offers a unique viewpoint in studying the history of music. Composers and events appear in context, offering new insights. Although this timeline is extremely comprehensive they are adding new facts all the time. Note - The history of music for the 20th century is still under construction.

 MUSIC TEACHERS RESOURCE SITE -http://www.mtrs.co.uk/
 Rob Jones has created a site for British music teachers. The site has many free resources and offers a subscription service to get even more. (K-12)

MUSIC, THEATER AND DANCE RESOURCES - http://www.loc.gov/rr/perform/new.internet.resources.html
A collection of links to performing arts sites on the net from the Library of Congress.

NIEHS Sing Along Music and MIDIs - http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/music.htm
Music!  It is really good for you. Scientists at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences study the impact of our environment on our health. Even sounds in our environment can have an effect, so scientists have studied the effects of music on our physical and mental functions for many years. For example, it has been determined that music in our environment plays an important role in stress reduction!

ONLINE MUSIC THEORY TUTOR -   http://www.childrensmusicworkshop.com/musictheory/index.html
This online music tutor site includes lessons, tutorials, and much more; there is a sheet music generator, too.

PBS KIDS KARAOKE - http://pbskids.org/fun_and_games/music_movies.html
From Mister Roger's Neighborhood, to everyone's favorite purple dinosaur Barney, and songs from  Arthur and Theodore Tugboat.  These PBS songs are the original recordings, not Karaoke melodies.  And although some of them (such as Mister Roger's) include printed lyrics, most do not.  Requires Shockwave and RealPlayer.

<>PIANOPEDIA - http://www.pianopedia.com/index.aspx
This search engine is designed for piano teachers and students, as well as performing pianists. It has no music, just information. It can be used to explore the repertoire in search for new works to learn and perform. It is a detailed reference source for the classical piano repertoire and includes over 800 composers, 5100+ works, and 14700+ movements. Available in English and French.

ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME - http://rockhall.com/education
Lesson Plans intended to stimulate student interest and creativity, to develop higher order thinking skills and to promote interdisciplinary learning.  Integrate the lyrics of songs into your teaching.  It can work wonders in gaining interest.  Upper grades/high school.
SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY KIDS' SITE  - http://www.sfskids.org
This website gives a refresher course on The Instruments of the Orchestra and an introduction to reading music in Meet the Notes. 

SONGS FOR TEACHING ENGLISH - http://www.esl-lounge.com/songstop.html
The ESL Lounge has song lyrics to help make learning English fun. (ESL)

<>SONGS OF THE CENTURY - http://www.cnn.com/2001/SHOWBIZ/Music/03/07/list.top.365.songs/index.html
Best, worst, make a list  of your favorites.

"WALZING MATILDA," GRADES 3–4 - http://download.evan-moor.com/mkt/Newsletter/2015/022515/02_Grade3-4_Waltzing-Maltelda.pdf
From Evan-Moor, this read and understand poetry unit presents verses and chorus for the Australian song by A. B. "Banjo" Paterson and is found with other poetry in a section titled "North, South, East, West." The unit includes directions, poem/song, comprehension questions (in test-prep format), and an activity to draw a picture based on Australian vernacular.

WHOLENOTE - THE ON-LINE GUITAR COMMUNITY - http://www.wholenote.com
This site not only offers guitar lessons with notation and customizable music playback for all skill levels and styles, it also offers tools to help you build your own lessons. You can also explore links, reviews, news, member homepages, forums, ear training, and more. The site includes ads. Grade Level: Middle School, High School.

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Last Updated October, 2015

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