Educate, Empower, Encourage
Although links outside of the district have been provided, neither Lake Murray Elementary School nor School District Five is responsible for the content on these sites. Please contact the Webmaster to report any inappropriate content. Please contact Dr. Roberts directly to report any problems with her YouTube channel. Thank You!
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BEGINNING SINGERS GAME SITE
http://pbskids.org/lomax/games.html - Two excellent games to help young singers find the singing "head" voice, instead of the speaking voice. Slide around and sing the tunes with your OWN voice.
http://pbskids.org/toopyandbinoo/index.php?ID=MAGC2JEU1 - This is a pitch matching game. Try singing the pitches as you match the instrument to the shell.
www.quavermusic.com - You do NOT need to buy Quaver Notes to use this site, play it for free! You do need to sigh up to use it. Please be safe and do not use your real full name as your Quaver name.
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ - A free software program that allows you to record and edit music; the newest version also lets you record yourself singing along with the music!
http://musescore.org/ - A free music notation software program that accepts direct and MIDI input.
www.classicsforkids.com - Radio shows for children and games
www.menc.org - The National Music Association of Music Educators
http://www.pearsonschool.com/index.cfm?locator=PS1dIe - This site goes with the former series textbook
http://spotlightonmusic.macmillanmh.com/national/students - This site has information about our current music textbooks
www.knowitall.org - I LOVE the GULLAH links at this site. Aunt Perlie Sue is really Anita Prather, a personal friend of mine from Beaufort, SC
http://orgs.usd.edu/nmm/collect.html - This link takes you to the National Music Museum. Check out some of the cool instrument collections like the instruments of the Industrial Revolution!
https://www.theaterseatstore.com/blog/musical-glossary-kids This link will take you to a glossary of specific music terms. Great for making flashcards!
http://www.sfskids.org/templates/splash.asp - This is the super cool San Francisco Symphony Website for kids.
http://www.dsokids.com/ - This is the Dallas Symphony site. It's also a ton of fun!
http://www.nyphilkids.org/main.phtml - New York Philharmonic Kid Zone--has loads of games.
http://www.carnegiehall.org/article/explore_and_learn/art_online_resources_listening_adventures.html - Carnegie Hall NY site with orchestral instrument information and the history of the famous Carnegie Hall Building!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OATi34PKNPw - The Boston Pops plays Sleigh Ride by Anderson. Horse whinny at the end is the trumpet!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZ10dskx24A&feature=related - Horse Whinny and a laugh played on the trumpet
http://kidsmusiccorner.co.uk/composers/classical/ - Composers for Kids, A UK site
http://library.music.indiana.edu/music_resources/composer.html - A trusted source
http://voyager.physics.unlv.edu/webpages2/websyt/archive.html - Has some cool ways to cross-reference composers
http://www.naxos.com/composerlist/A.htm - Discography --Not just classical composers—some biographical data as well
http://members.tripod.com/musiclassical/compcover.html - A really BIG list of composers
www.lvbeethoven.com - Mr. Beethoven's site
A Clearing House of Sites
Jazz and Blues--Also see my YouTube channel
www.knowitall.org/gullahmusic/blues/index.html - This takes you directly to the 12-bar progression.
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bhistory/history_of_jazz.htm - This is a super cool site aout America's music, JAZZ! The reading level is advanced elementary, middle school.
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/lessons/grade-3-4/Musical_Harlem.aspx#Instruction - This site is about the Harlem Renaissance and it's music. It has great supporting links where you can listen to the music as they discuss it.
www.pbskids.org/chuck/index.html - Chuck's site has video, games, history, tons of fun interactive information about many styles including Jazz and Blues.
http://www.harmonica4kids.com/ - a great place to start
http://www.harptabs.com - Great source for TAB songs
www.mymusicclass.com - Free Music and Lessons
A Word About Guitar TAB (Tablature)
You can find the TAB to almost any song you’ve ever heard on the radio. You just type in “Guitar TAB” and the artist and/or title. Parents need to MONITOR student use during tab searches. There are MANY songs on the radio with VERY inappropriate words and many tab sites have links to graphic art and album sites children should NOT see. I love to find the tab to great songs but please be careful out there!!!!
Basic Lessons/Music Theory
A Chord Diagram Site
Throat Singing Sites--Performances on YouTube Channel
http://www.fotuva.org/ - Friends of Tuva--does not work at school.
http://khoomei.com/types.htm - This is a wide-ranging site that even offers a sound clip of an American cowboy throat singing.
Virtual Instrument Sites
http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/music/piano/index.htm - Virtual keyboard with custom sounds and drum tracks.
Online Musical Games
My YouTube channel is kid safe! There are some really cool and WEIRD things on my channel too. Please note: I have no control over the ads that pop up but all my videos are "kid clean"! Veterans' Day songs are under the heading "PATRIOTIC". If you don't see that heading please don't forget to click MORE!