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Magazine article Teach

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Music Lessons

Digital technology has profoundly changed how we interact with music: from downloading or streaming new songs, posting performance videos on YouTube, or interacting with artists and musicians on social media. It also offers resources for teaching students about musical instruments and music theory. Even if these sites aren't suitable for classroom use, they may give you some teaching ideas, or refresh your own knowledge.

CutieMelody

www. cutieapps. com

This free app lets children play with a touch-screen version of a glockenspiel. Kids use their fingers as mallets and tap the keys to play music. This provides a great introduction to percussion instruments.

Global Groovin' - PBS Kids GO!

www.pbskids.ora/mayaandmiauel/enaHsh/aames/ alobalaroovin/aame.html

Introduce your students to global music with this game involving PBS Kids characters Maya and Miguel. Children can hear how different instruments, like bagpipes, a gong, and a bouzouki sound. Then, they can learn about recording studios by mixing their own songs. They can lay tracks with instruments; beats inspired by different cultures, like Africa or the Middle East; or sounds, like an elephant, train, or tin can. …

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