Music Creation

Music ties into a number of subjects – math, physics, art – as well as being a guaranteed attention grabber. Most everyone loves music.

Learning time is so precious that cross-disciplinary approaches should be encouraged.

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Audiotool

Appropriate for older students, Audiotool is a free yet powerful online music production studio right you can access with a browser. It provides virtual versions of pro audio equipment, including synthesizers, drum machines, mixers, audio filters and stomp boxes. The Music section showcases work done using the site.  learn more

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Birds on The Wires

Using a newspaper picture of birds sitting on telephone wires, Jarbas Agnelli was inspired to try making a song out of it. The results speak for themselves. Have your students try it with a picture of their own ... or one you provide.  learn more

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Chrome Music Lab

Chrome Music Lab is a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments. No account needed, just start making music. Explore everything from rhythm and visualizing sound waves to the Voice Spinner (scratch music) and arpeggios. The Song Maker will let you you make and share your own songs. Highly recommended.  learn more

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Flat for Education

Write music online, together. Flat is a collaborative music notation platform for beginner composers and professionals alike.  learn more

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Flying Robot Rockstars

KMel Robotics created a team of flying hexrotor copters that create music in ways never seen before. Worth viewing "full screen".  learn more

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Make A Poptar

Nick Penny makes an stringed guitar like instrument from simple junk materials, including a soda bottle (hence the name). One of the projects from his book.  learn more

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Make Music

MakeMusic (with a special price for schools) helps teachers create lessons for vocal or instrumental ensembles and tools for site reading and singing. Useful for teaching instrumental or vocal.  learn more

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Music-AMC

The site offers artistic, biographical, and contact information, along with upcoming performances of composers, conductors, performers, and ensembles. The directory also contains information on professional organizations and educators working in new American music. Look for the Artist Spotlight, highlighting composers, performers, and industry insiders who shape the world of new American music.  learn more

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MusiQuest

There are currently 489 lessons in MusiQuest, with more coming soon! Each Quest is made up of 3 - 5 individual lessons. Quests are mini musical units that link multiple lessons together to turn learning into an adventure. Interdisciplinary: MusiQuest’s curriculum integrates literacy, math, science, and social-emotional skills into the study of music.  learn more

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My Classroom

This resource from the National Association for Music Education contains current information, news, tips, lessons, and networking opportunities you need as a music educator.  learn more

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Pan flute from drinking straws

Pan flutes are easy to make, takes only minutes, and cheap – drinking straws and some tape. Figuring out how to hold your lips just right to get a good sound takes a little practice. If you want, you can tune your flutes with a online or cell phone guitar tuner app. A fun project…  learn more

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Soundation

Make music online.  Get creative and make songs directly in your browser. Create your own beats with pro music tools. Loops and samples 20,000+ ready-to-mix basslines, drum beats and melodies in the library.  learn more

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Soundtrap

Explore creative sound making in the classroom. Soundtrap for Education empowers students and teachers to explore creative sound recording in all subjects, for all ages and ability levels. Whether students are exploring the ways music can take presentations to the next level, collaborating with classmates to create a song, or recording podcasts to share knowledge…  learn more

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The Piano Education Page

The Piano Education Page is a one-stop resource for teachers, students, parents of students, and fans of the piano with over 1000 pages of family-friendly information, upgraded regularly. Special sections for teachers, parents and kids.  learn more

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Tonematrix

Fun for younger students and a good teaching tool for all students, the tonematrix is a simple a pentatonic (five notes per octave) sequencer from Audiotool. When you launch the page, you are presented with a set of squares. Click on some squares to get things going. An excellent tool for teaching rhythm and creating…  learn more

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Virtual Drumming

Virtual Drums lets you play a wide variety of virtual drum sets right from your web browser. Virtual Drumming includes free drumming lessons, games, drum sheet music and the ability to share your drumming videos on YouTube.  learn more

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What Does Media Mean?

Media is the plural form of medium, which (broadly speaking) describes any channel of communication. This can include anything from printed paper to digital data, and encompasses art, news, educational content and numerous other forms of information. Anything that can reach or influence people, including phones, television, and the Internet can be considered a form of…  learn more