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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.

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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.

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5-16 year olds
Creating a Sound Picture

A teacher lesson resource for use on an interactive whiteboard to help pupils produce their own music with instruments.

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5-11 year olds
English Folk Dance and Song Resource Bank

Free online folk learning resources now available for teachers at all key stages as English Folk Dance and Song Society. Resources are suitable for use in formal and informal settings.

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5-18 year olds
Free Aural Test Practice

This is an aural development resource for music students who are taking the ABRSM practical examinations and it is also suitable for use in the classroom with all key stages at school.

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5-16 year olds
SFS Kids Fun with Music

Learn about music with this site from the San Francisco Kids Site. It has information on orchestras and in the Music Lab you can find out about tempo, rhythms and much more. Have fun making your own music and rhythms.

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5-11 year olds
Musical Mysteries

Have fun solving the musical mysteries on this BBC site. You can compose your own music and find out about different sounds, rhythms, moods and musical instruments. You will need the Flash player.

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5-11 year olds
Creating Music

Have fun and compose music at the same time on this site where there is a range of simple activities to help take those first steps. You will need Shockwave and QuickTime plugins.

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5-11 year olds
Sing Up

Download songs with either full vocals or backing tracks from the fabulous Sing Up website which has popular music for children. Play each song on the website or download as MP3 files as well as the lyrics. Subscription site with some free songs.

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5-11 year olds
Music Crafts

Some good craft ideas for making musical instruments.

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5-11 year olds
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