Music

www.littlekidsrock.org

Lots of online songs to perform and sing/play along with, go to the heading FOR KIDS.

LearningMusic

This website allows students to learn about beats, melody, chords, bass-lines and song structure. Students can work through the tutorials then create their own songs using ‘the playground’.

TheoryRocks

This channel consists of 6 videos that explain different aspects of music theory in a really engaging and easy-to-understand, visual way. The videos cover time signatures, note & rest values, scales, reading treble & bass clef. Look in the video descriptions for links to online quizzes that Matt has created for each video.

LearningSynths

This is a fantastic resource for students interested in music technology. The interactive site allows students to learn about complicated aspects of synthesis, such as oscillation, envelopes, filters and amplitude, in an easy, intuitive way.

MusicTheory.net

The website consists of over 20 different interactive exercises covering essential music theory knowledge, including ear training exercises for students to develop their recognition of intervals and cadences.

Audacity

A free downloadable multi-track audio editor available for both Mac, PC and Linux. Using this software, it is possible to set students a task to create soundscapes in response to particular images using sounds & samples from free-to-use websites such Soundbible.com. Alternatively, set a project to collect ‘found sounds’ from home using their phones to edit in Audacity with the aim of creating their own beats. Here’s some inspiration showing what’s possible from Donald Trump’s sniff!

aQWERTYon

Fantastic resource from Musedlab that allows students to play-along with YouTube videos using their QWERTY keyboard. There are some sample songs already on the website, alternatively you can copy in any YouTube video and select the appropriate scale and instrument to play-along. Great for learning parts or having a go at improvisation.

GroovePizza

From Musedlab, it uses a pizza to represent different drum patterns. This easy-to-use drum machine allows students to explore beats from famous songs and create their own using rhythmic grids.

Guide To World Music

This website provides an insight into music from around the world, as you may expect from the title! Complete with relevant examples linked to YouTube, the site covers everything from the Tango, to English folk music, reggae and Bellydancing music! Ideal website to use as the basis for an online quiz using Kahoot/Microsoft forms/Show My Homework etc.

Kahoot

Use one of the ready-made quizzes, or create your own. Free sign-up required.