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INTERNET MUSIC RESOURCES

A Selection of Free Resources for Classroom Use

Web-sites

Instruments of the orchestra


Introducing jazz
Free sheet music
Print manuscript in various formats
Traditional Irish music
Introducing composers
Aural training
Theory
On-line music dictionaries
Composition
Curriculum, syllabus & examinations
Finding new resources
You Tube (see You Tube folder)
Keepvid
FLV Player & Real Player
Free Notation Software (see Notation Software folder)
Muse Score
Midi Files (see Midi Files folder)
Downloading
Editing
Converting Midi files to MP3 format
Free Midi Player (see Midi Files folder)
Van Basco Player
Free Sequencer (see Midi Files folder)
Anvil Studio

INSTRUMENTS OF THE ORCHESTRA


Read about the instruments, hear them play and take quizzes using
the following sites.
www.artsalive.ca/en/mus/instrumentlab/ &
www.artsalive.ca/en/mus/activitiesgames/games/popNameInstrument.html

www.dsokids.com/listen/instrumentlist.aspx
www.sfskids.org

www.bbc.co.uk/orchestras/guide/
www.nyphilkids.org
www.nashvillesymphony.org/nsokids/
www.exploremusic.ie
The National Concert Halls site. First click on Orchestra in the centre
at the bottom of the page then point at the instrument and hear the
sound. The game is particularly good. This site can be slow to load.
www.classicsforkids.com/music/orchestra.asp and
www.classicsforkids.com/music/instruments_az.asp
Each section of the orchestra lights up, click to hear or individual
instruments .
www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/schools/4_11/music/mm/teachers/lessonpl
ans.shtml
The orchestra worksheets are good for tests. The other sections are
for younger children.
www.sphinxkids.org/Practice_Room.html
This is a really good resource for the string section. It has videos.

JAZZ
www.jalc.org/jazzED/j4yp_curr/#/welcome
An excellent resource for use with the whole class interactive, fun
and full of audio examples. Downloading the pdf is a little difficult but
its well worth persevering.
www.smithsonianjazz.org/class/jc_start.asp Lots of audio examples
www.musicatschool.co.uk/year_9/blues_worksheets.htm
Worksheets on the Blues

SHEET MUSIC
Dont expect to find much contemporary sheet music free on-line.
www.freesheetmusic.net
www.free-scores.com/index_uk.php3
www.8notes.com
www.music-scores.com
www.rowy.net/Download_Sheet_Music.html
www.makingmusicfun.net
There a lots of ads but scroll down for useful free music.
www2.cpdl.org The well-known and well-loved site for choral music.

MANUSCRIPT PAPER IN VARIOUS FORMATS


www.insidemusicteaching.com/studiostationery/index.html
Allow pop ups. Point at the worksheet then click on Download, it
can be printed from the pop up window.

TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC


www.exploremusic.ie
The National Concert Halls site. Click on an instrument and hear it.
www.teachnet.ie/ddonnelly/index.htm
This is a good resource with lots of aural examples.
www.itma.ie - Irish Traditional Music Archive.
http://comhaltas.ie
The Music has a small but useful selection of video & audio resources.
www.thesession.org - Find notation for Irish tunes.

www.taramusic.com/audio.htm
Snippets of music from lots of albums
http://fermoyireland.50megs.com/listofmidisonsite.htm
Midi files of Irish tunes.
www.rte.ie/radio1/instrumentals/1068840.html &
www.rte.ie/radio1/anfearceoil/ &
www.rte.ie/radio1/inconcert/ &
Some of RTEs excellent radio archive
http://unitedireland.tripod.com/sheet_music_tin_whistle_notes_irish_songs.
html - Notation for tin whistle
www.rte.ie/tv/theview/performances_az.html
Performances from The View- can be watched using Real Player.
www.tg4.tv/default.aspx?p=channels/SileArchive
TG4s small but useful Music Archive

COMPOSERS LISTENING
Read about the composers and listen to examples of their music.
www.sphinxkids.org/Composers_Gallery.html &
www.dsokids.com/listen/composerlist.aspx
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/music/
Good information and tests on the eras. This site would be useful in
conjunction with the sites above.
www.classicsforkids.com/shows/past.asp
Radio shows about various well-known classical pieces. This site is
also good for general studies on jazz. The material is very American.
www.naxos.com
This site is good for information on composers, musical eras and
works. Subscribe free to access extracts from Naxos CDs.
www.grooveshark.com Listen to popular music free on-line

AURAL TRAINING
www.emusictheory.com/practice/rhythmDict.html &
www.emusictheory.com/practice/rhythmPerf.html
Easy two-bar rhythm dictation.
www.insidemusicteaching.com/auralandtheorydrills
Major and minor intervals. Easy to very difficult.
www.pedaplus.com/flash/2_intervals.html
Intervals - this has a range of an octave. Good for individual practise.
www.insidemusicteaching.com/auralandtheorydrills
Chords difficult - major, minor, diminished, augmented, and more
www.insidemusicteaching.com/auralandtheorydrills/index.html
Intervals and chords

THEORY
www.emusictheory.com/practice.html
Drills for note names, scales, intervals, chords, and more
www.insidemusicteaching.com/auralandtheorydrills
The key signature drill requires knowledge of major and minor keys.
The pitch reading drill uses treble and bass clefs.
www.pedaplus.com/index.php?
option=com_content&task=blogsection&id=7&Itemid=142 Intervals and
note names form beginners to advanced
www.insidemusicteaching.com/auralandtheorydrills/index.html
Drills for key signatures & pitch names
www.makingmusicfun.net/htm/printit_notename.htm Useful for 1st years
www.primaryresources.co.uk/music/music.htm
The Electronic Drum Kit, Online Piano and keyboard quiz are fun for
1st years, the other resources are too childish.
www.themusicinteractive.com
The StaffWars programme is fun, especially for 1st years. Click on the
windows (or mac) icon and save it. (see Web Sites folder)
www.sfskids.org/templates/musiclab.asp?pageid=4
The Tempo and Symbols sections are worthwhile for 1st years.
www.musicatschool.co.uk/year_9/African_worksheets.htm -African music
www.musicatschool.co.uk/year_8/caribbean_worksheets.htm -Caribbean
www.musicatschool.co.uk/year_8/beatles_worksheets.htm
Worksheets on the Beatles

ON-LINE MUSIC DICTIONARIES


www.music.vt.edu/musicdictionary
www.musicoutfitters.com/dictionary.htm
www.essentialsofmusic.com/glossary/glossary.html

COMPOSITION
www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/fbs/intro.htm Fun Fat Boy Slim Mixer for 1st years
www.jamstudio.com mixing & song-writing using chords & samples
www.cmc.ie/education/newmusicalive/index.html
A set of eight lesson plans designed as a practical and fun
introduction to the principles of music composition

CURRICULUM, SYLLABUS & EXAMINATIONS


www.education.ie
www.ncca.ie
www.examinations.ie
Examination papers with excerpts, marking schemes, Chief
Examiners reports and unprepared tests. Go to Examination Material
Archive. Music has a section all to itself.

FINDING NEW RESOURCES


www.freebyte.com/music/
www.mtrs.co.uk Music Teachers Resource Site - a wealth of resources
http://musicmattersblog.com/category/on-line-resources/
Up-to-date information on on-line resources
www.teachers.tv/video/4943 A video review of web sites for teachers
http://mustech.net/2009/08/31/music-teacher-must-have-freebies-for
www.ppmta.ie - has an excellent new forum
www.hitsquad.com/smm/
An exhaustive list of free software not for the faint hearted!
http://sourceforge.net