K-12 Music Sources
Gina Otto

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a > 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.

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.

aJAZZ, GRADES 6-8 - http://download.evan-moor.com/mkt/Newsletter/2015/022515/05_Grade6-8_jazz.pdf
FROM EVAN-MOOR. This is a PDF file. 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 - 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.

a 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.

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

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 IS A PDF FILE! 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 - https://www.softschools.com/viewTimeline.action?id=428
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, THEATER AND DANCE RESOURCES- - https://www.theaterseatstore.com/blog/guide-to-the-performing-arts
A collection of links to performing arts sites on the net

<>PIANO TEACHER'S PLAYGROUND - https://www.myfunpianostudio.com/piano-teachers-playground/
From spot the note to how to teach the names of the keys and more, a plethora of ideas to spice up the teaching of the piano.

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 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 IS A PDF FILD! 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.


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Last Updated October, 2022

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