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Guide to the Orchestra!

Just what it says, a superb guide to the instruments of an orchestra from the BBC. Each instrument is featured with audio files. There are interviews with instrumentalists and the conductor.

Teachers, Pupils

Partly tablet friendly

11-18 year olds
Classics for Kids

A lovely site which is designed to help children learn about classical music. It can help teachers use classical music in the classroom. It has audio files, information on composers and tips for parents on helping children get started with music lessons.

Pupils

Partly tablet friendly

5-14 year olds
Audacity

Download this free open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is useful for recording sounds including speech for use on an interactive whiteboard.

Teachers, Pupils

Not tablet friendly

5-16 year olds
DSO Kids

A fun music site for children and teachers from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. It has information about instruments, the orchestra, composers and interactive musical activities. There is a great listening library.

Teachers, Pupils

Partly tablet friendly

7-14 year olds
Learn Listening Online

An interactive resource designed for Scottish students taking music exams but equally useful to students elsewhere. It can help students improve their musical knowledge and listening skills. It includes an audio dictionary of musical concepts.

Pupils

Partly tablet friendly

11-18 year olds
Heroes of Troy

This BBC site is a music, singing and performance resource for children aged 9 to 12 based on the story of the Trojan War. Presented by David Grant. It has the narrated story of Helen of Troy and the Wooden Horse.

Pupils

Tablet friendly

7-14 year olds
TeachMeaboutMusic

TeachMeAboutMusic is a subscriptionwebsite dedicated to teaching most areas of music, such as music appreciation, teaching of music (lyrics and music) in multimedia enviroment, history of music, theory such as elementary music theory.

Teachers

Not tablet friendly

11-16 year olds
Virtual Keyboard

Try composing a piece of music along with various drumbeats on this virtual keyboard which has been designed to support the 'Composing and Appraising' element of National Curriculum in England. You can make the keyboard sound like different instruments.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

7-11 year olds
Reindeer Orchestra

Squeeze the noses of the reindeer to play a Christmas tune. Either follow the numbers to guide you or make your own music.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

3-11 year olds
ChoralGUIDE

ChoraleGUIDE.com, a web resource for learning about writing four-part harmony in the style of J.S. Bach, is suitable for A2 students doing Bach chorales.

Pupils

Tablet friendly

16-18 year olds
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