Frontline/World: Music

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A wonderful group of activities for middle school and high school students that uses music to introduce different cultures. Explore the Mexican “corrido,” which extols local Mexican heros. Research how music has been used to support social goals. Use Icelandic bands to see a relation between nature and music. Included are many hyperlinks that add to the information presented at this PBS Frontline/World site.

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Creating Music

This site is an effective and fun way to help children understand music better. Several online interactive games promote better understanding of rhythm, pitch, scales and much more. courtesy of netTrekker

Music that Mimics Stormy Weather

Music that Mimics Stormy Weather Listen to three classical music pieces from Vivaldi, Grofe, and Beethoven that demonstrate how musical instruments can be used to imitate rain, thunder, rising winds, lightning, and other characteristics of storms. This is an excellent listening activity for

Broadway: The American Musical

Broadway: The American Musical Start your study of the musical with this site that showcases the major shows like West Side Story, Hair, Cats and so many more. Clicking on the name of the musical provides pictures of the cast, facts about the production, audio of a popular song from the play

Mrs. Rosen's Groovy Music Page

Name: Mrs. Rosen's Groovy Music Page Brief Description of the Site: Margaret Rosen, a music teacher from Deephaven, Minnesota provides Web site complete with activity links for her elementary-aged students, information for parents, and resource links for families about music. Rosen is also using the site to

Sands of the World

Name: Sands of the World Brief Description of the Site: This site means just that. There is an inviting graphic that asks the site visitor to identify an image. One can choose the "Hint" or go right to the "Show Me the Answer" for those who simply can't wait to find out. The sounds of waves lapping at the shore

Accidental Scientist: Music

Learn about the science of music at this clever site. Activities include writing, mixing, and experimenting with music, videos that explain tuning, stepping (or rhythmic movement), instrument building, and the changes music makes when played in different kinds of spaces and

The Musicals of Stephen Sondheim

A retrospective on the career of award winning American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. Because you can learn about all of Sondheim's works in a single place, it is easy to trace his prevailing themes and character types. Read reviews