Music Interactive Sites for Smartboard Use – Grades K - 5

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Mood

Activities to show how music can affect/set mood – Primary Level

Reindeer Orchestra

Touch the reindeer noses to play Christmas Carols

Virtual Keyboard

Play a virtual keyboard - Primary/Intermediate Level

Electronic Drum Set

Play a solo or accompany a CD

Early Bird Singers

Click on the birds to make your own tune

Compose Music

Try your composing skills on the interactive musical staff

Name the Composer

Can you guess the composer from the given clues?

Name the Instrument

Listen to the music and guess the mystery instrument

San Francisco Symphony for Kids

Learn all about an orchestra, the music and instruments

Look, Listen and Learn

The Arts presented by The Kennedy Center

ChoralNet

Many podcasts, audio files and video files related to music and music performances

Musical Instruments

Learn about the different families and types of instruments

Continental Harmony Web

From PBS – Includes multimedia lessons including mood & music, world beat, elements of music, music imagery and more (grades 3-8)

Great Performances

Multimedia archives

Music Theory

Fantastic site that teaches and quizzes music theory from the basics on up!

Fun With Music

Great site by San Francisco Symphony – music education for kids

Boston Symphony Orchestra Kids

Site presents interactive games, an introduction to instruments, and kids can meet the musicians.

 

Dallas Symphony for Kids

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra's magical doorway to a world of musical fun and learning for students, parents and teachers!

From the Top

A radio show that features outstanding young classical musicians ages five to nineteen.

Memphis Symphony Orchestra

Site from the Memphis Symphony introduces kids to instruments, composers, and musicians.

Music Notes

A fun, educational guide for children to music theory, history, instruments, and composers. Features quizs, forums, and sounds.

The Music Room

Introduces children to music theory and history in a fun, entertaining way.

Guess the Instrument

Listen and click on the instrument you hear

SCHEHERAZADE

An introduction to Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade,
the story of the thousand and one Arabian Nights.       

Peer Gynt

BBC fun guide to ‘Hall of the Mountain King’ by Edvard Greig. ‘Peer Gynt’ the hero needs your help to knock out the trolls and recognize some of the instruments.    

Musical Mysteries

Kids site all about music including activities on sound, rhythm, mood, orchestra, quizzes, etc.

Early Musical Instruments

Video resource featuring lute and archlute, treble tenor and bass viols,
flute, sub contra bass recorder, dulcian, sackbutt and cornett.

Exploratorium

These exhibits will let you mess around with music in ways you probably haven’t before.

Bagpipes: First Get a Goat

Examples of some weird and exotic world music instruments.

Meet the Mariachi

Music, video, instruments and quiz.
Explore the captivating rhythms and instruments of Mariachi music from Mexico.

Traditional Japanese Musical Instruments

Shakuhachi, shamisen, taiko, koto - traditional Japanese musical instruments.

Kid’s Mozart

Kids Mozart player that includes extracts from
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Clarinet Concerto,
Variations ‘Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman’ and Symphony 40

Virtual Keyboard

Online keyboard instrument with sounds, drum rhythms and chords.  
Can be played with qwerty keys or mouse.

Gourd Tree

Use your qwerty keyboard or mouse to play this invention by Harry Partch.

Sheep Beats

play with rhythm

The Blues Man

Click on the buttons and radio to hear the blues man sing and play.

Sing and Play

Experiment with songs featuring mouth percussion,
harmonies, riffs and rhythms: ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy!’ and ‘Just Enough’.