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Lesson Plans
  1. Learning Musical Elements Through Listening 5-00
  2. Music Composition and Photography (Kodak)
      Provides a lesson at the 6th grade level.

  3. Music Lesson Plans (Teachers.Net)
      Provides approximately 50 individual lessons. Specifies a general grade level for each, such as elementary. The quality of lessons varies widely and some only announce the availability of lessons on a topic. 5-00

  4. Music for Grades 8 - 10 (British Columbia Ministry of Education)
      Provides lessons on Structure (Elements of Rhythm), (Elements of Melody), (Elements of Expression), and (Form and the Principles of Design), Thoughts, Images, and Feelings, and Context (Self and Community) and (Historical and Cultural). These materials are called an Integrated Resource Package.

  1. Arts - Culture Finder
      Provides a search for events in the arts from hundreds of sources.

  2. Audio Center
  3. Early Instruments (
      Describes early musical instruments, such as the Flute, Recorder, Whistle, Tabor Pipe, Lute, Viols and Violins, Guitar and Vihuela, Cittern and Bandora, Gittern and Citole, Bagpipe, Shawm and Curtal, Crumhorn and Rackett, Psaltery and Dulcimer, and Cornett. 10-04

  4. Music - By Artist, Song, or Radio Station (
      Provides a search engine to find artists, songs, and music radio stations. 4-00

  5. Music Glossary (AEC One Stop Group)
      Provides information by type of music. 11-00

  6. Music Resources (Cook Music Library)
  1. -Music Samples (
      Provides short samples of songs. 01-07

  2. Classical Music (Schwob)
      Allows searches and provides generous audio clips.

  3. Free Music (
      You provide the song or artist, and Pandora builds musical selections for you. 02-09

  4. Karaoke (
      Provides Karaoke player and music. 7-00

  5. Music (
      Provides music clips. 07-06

  6. Music By Age Group (Koch)
      Provides recommendations of music for different age groups. Includes samples and reviews of each work. 1-00

  1. -01-23-09 A Recording for Frigid Fingers (New York Times)
      "The somber, elegiac tones before President Obama’s oath of office at the inauguration on Tuesday came from the instruments of Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman and two colleagues. But what the millions on the Mall and watching on television heard was in fact a recording, made two days earlier by the quartet and matched tone for tone by the musicians playing along." 01-09

  2. Woman Found Guilty in File Sharing of Music (USA
      "A replay of the nation's only file-sharing case to go to trial has ended with the same result — a Minnesota woman was found to have violated music copyrights and must pay huge damages to the recording industry." 06-09

  1. Alsop, Marin - Conductor (ABC News)
      "Marin Alsop is one of the world's most accomplished female conductors. This week, she was named conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra — the first woman ever to head up a major American orchestra." 7-05

  2. Best-Selling Artists of "All Time" (
      "This list documents the world's best-selling music artists categorically and alphabetically. This information cannot be listed officially, as there is no organization that has recorded global music sales. This page lists those artists who have had claims made to be among the top sellers. Within their sales brackets, artists are listed in alphabetical order, rather than by number of records sold. Equal weight is given to album and single sales, as well as paid downloads." 03-09

  3. Chinese Musical Instruments (Big Sky)
      Provides a short description and a picture of the gongs, drums, guan, sheng, suona, bawu, di, and others.

  4. Gershwin, George (Awesome Library)
      Provides a biography of the great American composer. 2-01

  5. Music - An Introduction (DataDragon - Lux)
      Provides an introduction to reading music, musical instruments, the sounds of different instruments, musical genres, This Day in Music and more. The music is slow to load, but provides recorded sound, not imitation.

  6. Music Training May Increase Memory in Children (CBS News)
      "Researchers have found that not only did the brains of young, musically trained children respond differently to hearing music, but musical training also appeared to improve the children's memories over the course of a year." 09-06

  7. Tayor Swift Wins CMA "Entertainer of the Year" (CBS News)
      "Taylor Swift continued her winning streak and brought Kenny Chesney's to a close Wednesday night in Nashville when she won the Country Music Association's entertainer of the year award."

      "Swift, who also won awards for album of the year for "Fearless" and the best female vocalist of the year, is the first female solo artist to win the entertainer of the year category since 1999, when Shania Twain took home the prize."

      "Swift won all four awards for which she was nominated, making history on a historic night that included Darius Rucker's win as new artist." 11-09

  8. Tuning (
      Includes Beat, Blue note, Bohlen-Pierce scale, Equal temperament, Fundamental frequency, Harmonic series (music), Just intonation, Just tuning, Mathematics of musical scales, Meantone temperament, Microtonal music, Musical tuning, Node (physics), Overtone, Pseudo-octave, Pythagorean tuning, Regular temperament, Spectrum, Timbre, Tuning, Well temperament, and Xenharmonic 10-04

  1. Quizzes - Music ( - Shannon)
      Provides quizzes by grade level (7 - 9) and topic. 2-01

Purchase Resources
  1. Bookstore (Awesome Library)
      Provides books from four sources.

  2. Sheet Music Search (NetStore USA)
      Provides sheet music, searchable by title, instrument, or other criteria. 11-00

  3. iPod (
      "A musical dream come true, the fourth-generation iPod offers huge capacity, letting you easily slip up to 10,000 songs into your pocket." 7-04

  1. Tickets for Entertainment (Ticketmaster)
      Provides tickets for music events, sports, arts, and theater. 09-09

  1. Music Worksheets ( - Shannon)
      Provides 127 worksheets, by grade level (7 - 9) and topic. 2-01


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