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Curricular Resources in Music

Below are the CLN "Theme Pages" which focus on specific topics within Music. CLN's theme pages are collections of useful Internet educational resources within a narrow curricular topic and contain links to two types of information. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme.

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Songs for Children Theme Page
This CLN Theme Page has links to Internet sources of Songs for Children. At these sites, you'll find the lyrics to songs that are popular with children. In some cases, there will also be downloadable sound files and occasionally you'll also have access to the musical score. Search engines which allow you to find songs by artist or by key word are also common.

General Music Resources

Here are a number of links to other Internet resources which contain information and/or other links related to Music. Please read our disclaimer.

All Music Guide
The All Music Guide (AMG) is an on-line database of recorded music. It contains (among other things) information on more than 200,000 popular albums, 16,000 artist biographies, and 900,000 song titles. Users can search the database by title or by artist in two modes - fast or precision supersearch.

The mission of the Kennedy Centre's ArtsEdge is to "help artists, teachers, and students gain access to and/or share information, resources, and ideas that support the arts as a core subject area in the K12 curriculum." Teachers can keep up with arts news, interact with members of the arts and educational communities, access WWW resources (links are organized by discipline, e.g., dance, music, theatre, visual arts, etc.), and review arts-based curricular resources. Students can share their own works and links to a collection of web sites appropriate for children.

Big Ears: The Original Online Ear Trainer
A web-based ear training software written in Java (requires advanced browser).

Canadian Composers Portraits
This McGill University page contains information on a number of Canadian composers. From this page, you can access more detailed information about the composers, including pictures, short biographies, lists of works, and comments about their music.

Canadian Music Encyclopedia
Canoe's online encyclopedia.

A huge metalist of links to choral sites on the web. In addition, ChoralNet has e-mail lists which you can join and a gateway link to the USENET newsgroup

Classical Music Pages
Biographies of classical composers, organized alphabetically as well as by epoch and form. Other sections of the site include instruction on melody, harmony, and rhythm and a brief history of western music.

Creative Impulse: The artist's view of World History and Western Civilization
This site serves as a meta-list of links to resources on World History/Civilization. You can select from over a dozen historical/cultural periods (e.g., Egypt, Renaissance, Age of Industry). Within each period, there are two types of links: 1) to traditional historical resources on that era; 2) to resources on the art, music, drama, literature and culture of the age. Each page has a search engine for ease in finding a particular historical or artistic resource.

Digital Tradition Folk Song Database
Here's a searchable database that contains the words and music to thousands of folk songs.

Eric's Treasure Troves of Music
An on-line encyclopedias of music- browsable alphabetically or searchable by keyword. Entries have a concise explanation as well as cross links which can be quite extensive.

Guitar Lessons
Over 40 lessons students can follow to learn how to play the guitar.

Harmony Music List
Another "meta-site", Harmony Music List is a list of music-related sites, organized into more than a dozen categories. You can find sites that provide information on artists, instruments and equipment, jazz, magazines, studios and styles and much more. A search engine is also provided.

[The] In Harmony with Education Program
This site allows students to look for information on sound in music, science, and math, ask questions of the music experts, see sample instruments designed for the program, have fun with sounds and with instruments, and find information on careers that mix music, science, and math.

Instrumental Music Resource Page
As the title suggests, this web site has a specific focus in providing a help page for students, parents and teachers of instrumental music. Select the 'beginners" or "intermediate/advanced" section, and from there, your instrument of choice. You'll find tips on caring for, playing/teaching the instrument as well as links to related web sites. There's also a parent and student guide.

Internet Resources for Music Teachers
This is a "meta-list" of WWW sites, organized into four categories: music newsgroups, K-12 music resources, links to commercial music sites, and links to MIDI resources. The newsgroup section allows users to access about 20 newsgroups directly, while the K-12 Music Resources include links to over 50 sites with relevance for the K-12 classroom teacher. These links are organized by type of music teaching (e.g., choral, band, orchestra) for easy use.

Maestronet Conservatory
The Maestronet Conservatory provides free, downloadable sheet music arranged by grade level.

Mark Corey's Music Stuff
Mark Corey describes his site as: "This page is for band directors, orchestra directors, choir directors, music educators and all musicians. As I am a band director the focus will be on instrumental music, but there are things here for all musicians."

MIDI Resources for Teachers
A meta-list of links to MIDI resources on the web, some of which are briefly annotated. There are also links to FTP sites, newsgroups, and electronic journals.

Music Education at DataDragon
Check out their online tutorials and guides that include information about different instruments, lessons on reading music, samplings of musical genres, a section on "this day in music history" and links to other music education sites. (This site is best experienced with a sound plug-in although the textual information is good on its own too).

Music Education Online
Here's another "meta-list" containing links to other WWW music sites, organized into categories such as string instruments, music education, vocal music, piano, percussion, etc. Hundreds of sites are listed.

Music Education Resource Base
This WWW site contains a bibliographic database of more than 27,000 articles in music and music education from Canadian and International journals. The database, covering the period from 1956 onward, can be searched by the article's subject, title, or author. Information presented from a search includes article title, author(s), journal, volume/number, date, and pages.

Music Heritage Network
Intended for educators, musicians, students, MHN provides multicultural resources spun around musical themes. Students can take 'virtual tours' to explore cultures through words, images and sound (e.g., Indonesian Gamelan, Salsa). In addition, they can investigate the history of musical instruments in the Instrument Encyclopedia which has articles on more than 140 instruments. Associated web links, real audio and .aiff sound files are included for selected entries.

MusicLand Theme Park
Your middle/junior high students will enjoy this webquest in which they and their team mates research a musical genre as part of their task to build a music theme park in their city. They get to pick from Musical Theater, Early Jazz (Ragtime, Dixieland and the Blues), New Jazz (Roaring '20's, Swing, and Be-bop), Rock and Roll, Country & Folk, and Pop music. Students are given a set of guiding questions to answer (e.g., identify the most influential musicians, most popular songs, major events that influenced the music...). The Internet is one source of information (starting points are provided) but students are encouraged to find their information from as many different sources as possible. The teacher notes to the project suggest a 3-6 week time period and provide implementation advice - for example downloading necessary plug-ins prior to the project. Evaluation and extension suggestions are also provided.

Music Magic: A Piano Exploration
Dedicated to piano education and learning, this ThinkQuest 98 winner contains indexes and information about composers and instruments, information on practicing, tuning, and playing your piano, and an online dictionary of musical words and terms. There are also 15 online lessons covering music theory, rhythm and sight reading. Other section of the site include a concert hall, an interactive area, and space for personalized pages.

MusicNet: The Online Guide to Music Education
Contents include an interactive Music Education encyclopedia (where you can search for music related terms) and tips from inside the music profession (where you can read profiles of music educators). Also, check out the interactive section for a collection of educational contests and games!

Music Notes
This Think Quest 98 award winner provides lots of content under the headings of music theory, history, styles, instruments, and professions. Check out the last section for information on careers in music. Caution: slow to load.

A very large meta-list site focused entirely on music. Search by genres, artists, instruments, software, and much more.

Music, The Universal Language
This music educator's site has information on jazz greats, links to other music educator sites, and a section where students can learn more about various instruments.

Resources for Music Educators
Two types of resources can be accessed from this meta-list site - printed and WWW. Over 100 WWW sites are organized into several categories, including music education resources, music education software, and commercial music resources. Printed resource categories include instrumental music, vocal music, special learners, early childhood music education, and music teacher preparation.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Information on the songs and artists that made Rock and Roll famous.

Time To Get In Tune
A middle school music teacher has developed two web quests. The first, Music History Hall of Fame, challenges students to conduct research in order that they can nominate two people, from two different periods of classical music history, for induction into a Hall of Fame. In the second, Instrumental Information, students have to learn about the instruments of the symphony orchestra in order to complete a hypothetical task. In both quests, links to web sites are provided for students to begin their research. There is also a small collection of links to music games on the web.

Worldwide Internet Music Resources
Here's another meta-listing of music resources. Categories of links include genres, performance and composition, music industry, and research and study.

WWW Virtual Library - Music
This meta-list has some categories of music resources not commonly found, for example ftp sites. In addition, there is an extensive list of artists' home pages. Also worth checking out is their section on classical music.

Yahoo: Entertainment - Music
The Yahoo meta-list provides links to a wide variety of musical resources including artists, choirs, commercial music resources, composers, countries and cultures, genres, history, instruments, music videos, and sheet music.

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