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Music Activities for Kids - Music Activities for Families

Have you ever seen a baby bouncing along with music? From the start, there's music inside everyone - kids and adult alike. You say you have a tin ear? Don't let that stop you from enjoying and making music with your kids. You'll help them learn to love music and put them on the road to a lifetime of confident musical participation.

Whether or not your child is involved in formal music instruction, you'll find on this page lots of fun music activities the whole family can enjoy. And whether your tastes lean toward classical or country twang, you give your child a great gift when you share your love of music.

Music Activities for Kids - Articles on BigLearning.org

Book Review: The Sound that Jazz Makes

Web site: Compose funny music with Toon Beat

Web site: Let them Sing It for You

Campfire song and car song lyrics for children

Name that Tune with Musipedia

Weaning kids from children's music

New York Philharmonic Kidzone - Web Site Review

San Francisco Symphony for Kids - Web Site Review

Product Review - Peripole Recorders

Web Site: Form a Jazz Band

Web Site: Music and Math

Book-CD-Video Review: Beethoven Lives Upstairs

Book Review - Kids Make Music

Guitar and Piano Chords on the web

More Music Activities on the Web

Especially for Kids Lyrics and chords Creative Activities Online Lessons Music Museums Tips for Parents Radio and Downloads for Kids History, Culture and Musical Genres Fun Stuff

Especially for Kids

Orchestra activities from the San Francisco Symphony: http://www.sfskids.org/

New York Philharmonic Kidzone: http://www.nyphilkids.org/

Dallas Symphony Orchestra for Kids: http://www.dsokids.com/

Classical and more: http://www.classicsforkids.com/

Orchestra activities: http://www.playmusic.org/stage.html

Singing Alley Cats Game: http://www.kiddonet.com/kiddonet/allycats/allycats.htm

KUSC Creative Kids Central: http://www.kusc.org/kids/

Music Maker: http://www.iknowthat.com/com/L3?Area=Music

Melody Factory: http://www.melodyfactory.com.au/kids_new.htm

Lyrics and chords

Bluegrass and Traditional Country lyrics: http://www.bluegrasslyrics.com/

Online Guitar Archive (OLGA): http://www.olga.net/

Country lyrics and chords: http://www.roughstock.com/cowpie/

International Lyrics Playground: http://lyricsplayground.com/home.html

Jumbo Jim's Lyric Archive: http://www.jumbojimbo.com/

Bus Songs (Fun song lyrics for kids and families) http://www.bussongs.com/

KiDiddles Song lyrics (Songs for kids): http://www.kididdles.com/


Creative activities

Make your own drum loop: http://www.artopod.se/groovelab/

Creative Activities: http://www.fullpitcher.co.uk/kids'_pages.htm

Music Maker: http://www.iknowthat.com/com/L3?Area=Music

Creating Music: http://www.creatingmusic.com/


Free online lessons

Berklee Shares - free lessons from Berklee College of Music http://www.berkleeshares.com/

Guitar Lesson links: http://www.harmony-central.com/Guitar/instruction.html

Guitar Lessons: http://www.guitarlessonworld.com/lessons/lessons.php

Bass Guitar lessons and links: http://www.harmony-central.com/Bass/#instruction

Keyboard, Drums, more: http://www.harmony-central.com/

Interval Ear Training: http://www.ossmann.com/bigears/

Drum lessons: http://www.tigerbill.com/subjects/webdrumlessons.htm

Jazz Piano introduction: http://www.jazzpianolessons.com/freemovies.html

Online Violin: http://www.violinonline.com/

Note Reading Practice: http://www.emusictheory.com/drillNoteReading.html

Note reading and intervals: http://www.pedaplus.com/games.html


Music Museums

Experience Music Project (Seattle, WA): http://www.emplive.org/

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame http://www.rockhall.com/

Country Music Hall of Fame http://www.countrymusichalloffame.com/

National Music Museum: http://www.usd.edu/smm/

Stax Museum of American Soul Music: http://www.soulsvilleusa.com/

International Bluegrass Music Museum: http://www.bluegrass-museum.org/


Tips for Parents

Research, advocacy, and tips: http://www.childrensmusicworkshop.com/

Research on Music Learning: http://www.giml.org/frames.html

Fun activities to do with kids: http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/music/contents.htm

Songs for beginning readers: http://www.mrsjonesroom.com/songs/alphlist.html

Radio and Downloads for Kids

Kids Music Planet guide to children's radio: http://www.kidsmusicplanet.com/

Radio Time children's music listings: http://www.radiotime.com/toppicks.aspx?p=1&m=0&g=76

Free children's music downloads from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/468808/102-1588122-0373756

Kids Domain downloads: http://www.kidsdomain.com/down/pc/_music-index.html

Free piano sheet music: http://www.pitt.edu/~deben/freebies.html

History, Cultures and Music Genres

Fiddling around the world: http://www.fiddlingaround.co.uk/

African, African American and Afro-European composers, performers, and conductors: http://www.africlassical.com

World Music: http://www.rootsworld.com/rw/

This Day in Music History: http://datadragon.com/day/

History of Country Music: http://www.roughstock.com/history/

Smithsonian music history resources: http://www.si.edu/resource/faq/nmah/music.htm

A Passion for Jazz: http://www.apassion4jazz.net/

Other Fun Stuff

Online Metronome: http://www.metronomeonline.com/

Singing Ally Cats Game: http://www.kiddonet.com/kiddonet/allycats/allycats.htm

Create a Rock Band: http://www.createbands.com/

Singing horses: http://www.clickpix.de/horses.htm



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