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Word Synth

Word Synth

2020-04-19T19:10:32+00:00

Created by Google, Word Synth allows students to experiment with language and music. Users input their own words/phrase to be spoken on pitch. Drag the blocks up or down to change the pitch on any given word. Users can change the tonality and pitch center, the voice used, tempo of playback, and the ratio of singing to speaking during playback. The program also includes a tutorial!

Price: Always Free

Link: Word Synth

Word Synth

Word Synth

2020-04-19T19:10:20+00:00

Created by Google, Word Synth allows students to experiment with language and music. Users input their own words/phrase to be spoken on pitch. Drag the blocks up or down to change the pitch on any given word. Users can change the tonality and pitch center, the voice used, tempo of playback, and the ratio of singing to speaking during playback. The program also includes a tutorial!

Price: Always Free

Link: Word Synth

Word Synth

Word Synth

2020-04-19T19:10:10+00:00

Created by Google, Word Synth allows students to experiment with language and music. Users input their own words/phrase to be spoken on pitch. Drag the blocks up or down to change the pitch on any given word. Users can change the tonality and pitch center, the voice used, tempo of playback, and the ratio of singing to speaking during playback. The program also includes a tutorial!

Price: Always Free

Link: Word Synth

Word Synth

Word Synth

2020-04-19T19:09:44+00:00

Created by Google, Word Synth allows students to experiment with language and music. Users input their own words/phrase to be spoken on pitch. Drag the blocks up or down to change the pitch on any given word. Users can change the tonality and pitch center, the voice used, tempo of playback, and the ratio of singing to speaking during playback. The program also includes a tutorial!

Price: Always Free

Link: Word Synth

Noteflight Learn

2020-04-16T22:02:51+00:00

Noteflight Learn is an extension of Noteflight Premium where students can create scores as well as play/sing along to a library of digital scores for Choir, Band, Orchestra, Guitar, Piano, and Pop ensembles. Students can record themselves and embed their recordings into the scores through midi. Students can share their recordings with their teacher and other students through a Noteflight Learn personal website. Additionally, this program offers lessons for students.

Price: $69 per 10 students (minimum)

Link: Noteflight Learn

Noteflight Learn

2020-04-16T22:01:56+00:00

Noteflight Learn is an extension of Noteflight Premium where students can create scores as well as play/sing along to a library of digital scores for Choir, Band, Orchestra, Guitar, Piano, and Pop ensembles. Students can record themselves and embed their recordings into the scores through midi. Students can share their recordings with their teacher and other students through a Noteflight Learn personal website. Additionally, this program offers lessons for students.

Price: $69 per 10 students (minimum)

Link: Noteflight Learn

Flat

2020-04-16T21:52:02+00:00

This online resource allows you to create sheet music and educational activities for students. Teachers are able to assign assignments, mostly with score work. This would be successful in a theory classroom. It is compatible with Google Classroom, Clever, Office 365, Schoology, Canvas and Edmodo. The teacher can organize classes, collaborate in real time, contact students, add comments to assignments and work offline. It is best for assignments that involve writing musical notation. This would be difficult to use with younger students, although it claims to be successful with all ages. This can be used at school or home and with many different types of devices.

Price: Always Free

Link: Flat

Solfeg.io

2020-04-15T23:55:40+00:00

This program teaches general music skills as well as guitar, ukulele, bass, and piano through popular music. The free teacher membership includes a selection of pop and rock music that students can play along with. The interactive play-along mode shows the hand positions and chords in real time while following along on the score. For teachers, there is a collection of lesson plan ideas to use with the program. In addition to the website, Solfeg.io can be used with the app, which is available on all mobile platforms.

Price: Free

Link: Solfeg.io

Solfeg.io

2020-04-15T23:55:10+00:00

This program teaches general music skills as well as guitar, ukulele, bass, and piano through popular music. The free teacher membership includes a selection of pop and rock music that students can play along with. The interactive play-along mode shows the hand positions and chords in real time while following along on the score. For teachers, there is a collection of lesson plan ideas to use with the program. In addition to the website, Solfeg.io can be used with the app, which is available on all mobile platforms.

Price: Free

Link: Solfeg.io

Solfeg.io

2020-04-15T23:54:46+00:00

This program teaches general music skills as well as guitar, ukulele, bass, and piano through popular music. The free teacher membership includes a selection of pop and rock music that students can play along with. The interactive play-along mode shows the hand positions and chords in real time while following along on the score. For teachers, there is a collection of lesson plan ideas to use with the program. In addition to the website, Solfeg.io can be used with the app, which is available on all mobile platforms.

Price: Free

Link: Solfeg.io

Solfeg.io

2020-04-15T23:54:26+00:00

This program teaches general music skills as well as guitar, ukulele, bass, and piano through popular music. The free teacher membership includes a selection of pop and rock music that students can play along with. The interactive play-along mode shows the hand positions and chords in real time while following along on the score. For teachers, there is a collection of lesson plan ideas to use with the program. In addition to the website, Solfeg.io can be used with the app, which is available on all mobile platforms.

Price: Free

Link: Solfeg.io

Solfeg.io

2020-04-15T23:54:03+00:00

This program teaches general music skills as well as guitar, ukulele, bass, and piano through popular music. The free teacher membership includes a selection of pop and rock music that students can play along with. The interactive play-along mode shows the hand positions and chords in real time while following along on the score. For teachers, there is a collection of lesson plan ideas to use with the program. In addition to the website, Solfeg.io can be used with the app, which is available on all mobile platforms.

Price: Free

Link: Solfeg.io

Solfeg.io

2020-04-15T23:53:30+00:00

This program teaches general music skills as well as guitar, ukulele, bass, and piano through popular music. The free teacher membership includes a selection of pop and rock music that students can play along with. The interactive play-along mode shows the hand positions and chords in real time while following along on the score. For teachers, there is a collection of lesson plan ideas to use with the program. In addition to the website, Solfeg.io can be used with the app, which is available on all mobile platforms.

Price: Free

Link: Solfeg.io

aQWERTYon

aQWERTYon

2020-04-15T21:09:12+00:00

This computer application allows students to improvise, learn, and compose music with their computer keyboard. It is perfect for allowing students to compose and share music in a time when many of them are away from friends and peers. Teachers can utilize this for lessons or enrichment. The site includes some lesson plans as well! aQWERTYon allows for export into other audio programs like Soundtrap and Ableton.

Price: Always Free

Link: aQWERTYon

aQWERTYon

aQWERTYon

2020-04-15T21:08:02+00:00

This computer application allows students to improvise, learn, and compose music with their computer keyboard. It is perfect for allowing students to compose and share music in a time when many of them are away from friends and peers. Teachers can utilize this for lessons or enrichment. The site includes some lesson plans as well! aQWERTYon allows for export into other audio programs like Soundtrap and Ableton.

Price: Always Free

Link: aQWERTYon

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Nearpod

2020-04-15T00:29:03+00:00

Nearpod is an instructional platform that merges formative assessment and dynamic media for collaborative learning experiences. Encompassing all K-12 subjects, teachers can either use platform lesson plans or create their own to upload for students. Teachers are able to track students’ progress, hold live sessions, and post additional activities (worksheets, polls, games, quizzes, etc.) for students to complete.

Price: Free during COVID-19

Nearpod

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Nearpod

2020-04-15T00:28:48+00:00

Nearpod is an instructional platform that merges formative assessment and dynamic media for collaborative learning experiences. Encompassing all K-12 subjects, teachers can either use platform lesson plans or create their own to upload for students. Teachers are able to track students’ progress, hold live sessions, and post additional activities (worksheets, polls, games, quizzes, etc.) for students to complete.

Price: Free during COVID-19

Nearpod

Nearpod screen

Nearpod

2020-04-15T00:29:10+00:00

Nearpod is an instructional platform that merges formative assessment and dynamic media for collaborative learning experiences. Encompassing all K-12 subjects, teachers can either use platform lesson plans or create their own to upload for students. Teachers are able to track students’ progress, hold live sessions, and post additional activities (worksheets, polls, games, quizzes, etc.) for students to complete.

Price: Free during COVID-19

Nearpod

Nearpod screen

Nearpod

2020-04-15T00:28:20+00:00

Nearpod is an instructional platform that merges formative assessment and dynamic media for collaborative learning experiences. Encompassing all K-12 subjects, teachers can either use platform lesson plans or create their own to upload for students. Teachers are able to track students’ progress, hold live sessions, and post additional activities (worksheets, polls, games, quizzes, etc.) for students to complete.

Price: Free during COVID-19

Nearpod

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Nearpod

2020-04-15T00:27:50+00:00

Nearpod is an instructional platform that merges formative assessment and dynamic media for collaborative learning experiences. Encompassing all K-12 subjects, teachers can either use platform lesson plans or create their own to upload for students. Teachers are able to track students’ progress, hold live sessions, and post additional activities (worksheets, polls, games, quizzes, etc.) for students to complete.

Price: Free during COVID-19

Nearpod

Tunelark

2020-04-14T19:03:49+00:00

This program makes music fun with scaffolded games that teach basic music concepts like theory, note reading, and ear training. Teachers can assign games and monitor progress directly from the app or website. There is also an option for parents to search for virtual private lesson teachers.

Price: Free

Link: Tunelark

Tunelark

2020-04-14T19:03:27+00:00

This program makes music fun with scaffolded games that teach basic music concepts like theory, note reading, and ear training. Teachers can assign games and monitor progress directly from the app or website. There is also an option for parents to search for virtual private lesson teachers.

Price: Free

Link: Tunelark

Tunelark

2020-04-14T19:02:45+00:00

This program makes music fun with scaffolded games that teach basic music concepts like theory, note reading, and ear training. Teachers can assign games and monitor progress directly from the app or website. There is also an option for parents to search for virtual private lesson teachers.

Price: Free

Link: Tunelark

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Mixxx

2020-04-15T00:24:14+00:00

Mixxx is software perfect for secondary technology and general music classes. Teachers can utilize Mixxx to create and perform live mixes with digital music files. Students can upload several songs to the software, then mix them into their own compositions. Students mix on a  turntable simulator and add exciting visuals elements.

Price: Free always

Mixxx

Tunelark

2020-04-14T19:02:24+00:00

This program makes music fun with scaffolded games that teach basic music concepts like theory, note reading, and ear training. Teachers can assign games and monitor progress directly from the app or website. There is also an option for parents to search for virtual private lesson teachers.

Price: Free

Link: Tunelark

Tunelark

2020-04-14T19:02:12+00:00

This program makes music fun with scaffolded games that teach basic music concepts like theory, note reading, and ear training. Teachers can assign games and monitor progress directly from the app or website. There is also an option for parents to search for virtual private lesson teachers.

Price: Free

Link: Tunelark

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Mixxx

2020-04-15T00:24:26+00:00

Mixxx is software perfect for secondary technology and general music classes. Teachers can utilize Mixxx to create and perform live mixes with digital music files. Students can upload several songs to the software, then mix them into their own compositions. Students mix on a  turntable simulator and add exciting visuals elements.

Price: Free always

Mixxx

Tunelark

2020-04-14T19:01:18+00:00

This program makes music fun with scaffolded games that teach basic music concepts like theory, note reading, and ear training. Teachers can assign games and monitor progress directly from the app or website. There is also an option for parents to search for virtual private lesson teachers.

Price: Free

Link: Tunelark

Tunelark

2020-04-14T19:00:54+00:00

This program makes music fun with scaffolded games that teach basic music concepts like theory, note reading, and ear training. Teachers can assign games and monitor progress directly from the app or website. There is also an option for parents to search for virtual private lesson teachers.

Price: Free

Link: Tunelark

Tunelark

2020-04-14T19:00:34+00:00

This program makes music fun with scaffolded games that teach basic music concepts like theory, note reading, and ear training. Teachers can assign games and monitor progress directly from the app or website. There is also an option for parents to search for virtual private lesson teachers.

Price: Free

Link: Tunelark

Tunelark

2020-04-14T18:59:48+00:00

This program makes music fun with scaffolded games that teach basic music concepts like theory, note reading, and ear training. Teachers can assign games and monitor progress directly from the app or website. There is also an option for parents to search for virtual private lesson teachers.

Price: Free

Link: Tunelark

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Nearpod

2020-04-15T00:26:09+00:00

Nearpod is an instructional platform that merges formative assessment and dynamic media for collaborative learning experiences. Encompassing all K-12 subjects, teachers can either use platform lesson plans or create their own to upload for students. Teachers are able to track students’ progress, hold live sessions, and post additional activities (worksheets, polls, games, quizzes, etc.) for students to complete.

Price: Free during COVID-19

Nearpod

Nearpod screen

Nearpod

2020-04-14T22:58:46+00:00

Nearpod is an instructional platform that merges formative assessment and dynamic media for collaborative learning experiences. Encompassing all K-12 subjects, teachers can either use platform lesson plans or create their own to upload for students. Teachers are able to track students’ progress, hold live sessions, and post additional activities (worksheets, polls, games, quizzes, etc.) for students to complete.

Price: Free during COVID-19

Nearpod

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Yousician

2020-04-14T22:59:11+00:00

This software and app contains songs, exercises, and lessons to aid students in learning guitar, bass, ukulele, piano, or voice. The follow-along videos allow students to practice at their own tempo and learn at their own pace, gradually adding note/chord reading. For pianists, there is an option to use a virtual keyboard. There is an app as well as downloadable software from the website. Many genres of musical selections are represented, although mostly fall into pop, rock, or country categories.

Price: Free during COVID-19

Yousician

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Yousician

2020-04-14T22:59:37+00:00

This software and app contains songs, exercises, and lessons to aid students in learning guitar, bass, ukulele, piano, or voice. The follow-along videos allow students to practice at their own tempo and learn at their own pace, gradually adding note/chord reading. For pianists, there is an option to use a virtual keyboard. There is an app as well as downloadable software from the website. Many genres of musical selections are represented, although mostly fall into pop, rock, or country categories.

Price: Free during COVID-19

Yousician

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Yousician

2020-04-14T23:00:02+00:00

This software and app contains songs, exercises, and lessons to aid students in learning guitar, bass, ukulele, piano, or voice. The follow-along videos allow students to practice at their own tempo and learn at their own pace, gradually adding note/chord reading. For pianists, there is an option to use a virtual keyboard. There is an app as well as downloadable software from the website. Many genres of musical selections are represented, although mostly fall into pop, rock, or country categories.

Price: Free during COVID-19

Yousician

Audacity

2020-04-13T19:48:13+00:00

This source is perfect for creating music in general music or music technology classes. Features include recording, exporting/importing audio, editing audio, and MIDI input.

Price: Always Free

Link: Audacity

Audacity

2020-04-13T19:47:56+00:00

This source is perfect for creating music in general music or music technology classes. Features include recording, exporting/importing audio, editing audio, and MIDI input.

Price: Always Free

Link: Audacity

Audacity

2020-04-13T19:47:26+00:00

This source is perfect for creating music in general music or music technology classes. Features include recording, exporting/importing audio, editing audio, and MIDI input.

Price: Always Free

Link: Audacity

Audacity

2020-04-13T19:46:56+00:00

This source is perfect for creating music in general music or music technology classes. Features include recording, exporting/importing audio, editing audio, and MIDI input.

Price: Always Free

Link: Audacity

Audacity

2020-04-13T19:46:27+00:00

This source is perfect for creating music in general music or music technology classes. Features include recording, exporting/importing audio, editing audio, and MIDI input.

Price: Always Free

Link: Audacity

Audacity

2020-04-13T19:46:37+00:00

This source is perfect for creating music in general music or music technology classes. Features include recording, exporting/importing audio, editing audio, and MIDI input.

Price: Always Free

Link: Audacity

Audacity

2020-04-13T19:45:38+00:00

This source is perfect for creating music in general music or music technology classes. Features include recording, exporting/importing audio, editing audio, and MIDI input.

Price: Always Free

Link: Audacity

Audacity

2020-04-13T19:13:21+00:00

This source is perfect for creating music in general music or music technology classes. Features include recording, exporting/importing audio, editing audio, and MIDI input.

Price: Always Free

Link: Audacity

Audacity

2020-04-13T19:10:57+00:00

This source is perfect for creating music in general music or music technology classes. Features include recording, exporting/importing audio, editing audio, and MIDI input.

Price: Always Free

Link: Audacity

Soundation

2020-04-11T15:59:19+00:00

This is an ideal resource for music educators looking for a web-based digital audio workstation (DAW). Soundation is a DAW for those editing music who prefer a higher quality of output and recording. This resource features virtual instruments and over 700 loops and effects. With subscription, pricing ranges from $1.99 to $6.99 monthly per person.

Price: Free during COVID-19 (3 month trial) with paid upgrades available

Link: Soundation

Soundation

2020-04-11T15:59:39+00:00

This is an ideal resource for music educators looking for a web-based digital audio workstation (DAW). Soundation is a DAW for those editing music who prefer a higher quality of output and recording. This resource features virtual instruments and over 700 loops and effects. With subscription, pricing ranges from $1.99 to $6.99 monthly per person.

Price: Free during COVID-19 (3 month trial) with paid upgrades available

Link: Soundation

Ableton Live

Ableton Live

2020-04-12T02:04:22+00:00

Ableton Live is perfect for teachers to teach about recording, mixing, and other fundamentals of electronic music in a secondary general music or technology class. The large program includes many pre-recorded tracks that students can use to supplement their own recordings. There is a learning curve to figure out how to use the system and other equipment is required for a full experience (MIDI input, microphones, etc.), but the possibilities for creation are wide open!

Price: 90 Day Free Trial with Several Upgrade Options

Link: Ableton Live

Ableton Live

 

 

 

Ableton Live

Ableton Live

2020-04-12T02:04:58+00:00

Ableton Live is perfect for teachers to teach about recording, mixing, and other fundamentals of electronic music in a secondary general music or technology class. The large program includes many pre-recorded tracks that students can use to supplement their own recordings. There is a learning curve to figure out how to use the system and other equipment is required for a full experience (MIDI input, microphones, etc.), but the possibilities for creation are wide open!

Price: 90 Day Free Trial with Several Upgrade Options

Link: Ableton Live

Ableton Live

 

 

 

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MusicTheory.net

2020-04-15T00:52:08+00:00

This app provides teachers with simple, interactive music theory instruction through available lessons and exercises. This app is perfect for ensemble teachers and theory teachers looking for supplemental materials to assist students with becoming familiar with and practicing music theory concepts, as well as students looking to hone their music theory skills. Lessons and activities help students grasp and reinforce concepts related to music theory.

Price: Always free (2 additional premium iOS apps available for $2.99 and $3.99)

Link: MusicTheory.net

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MusicTheory.net

2020-04-15T00:52:15+00:00

This app provides teachers with simple, interactive music theory instruction through available lessons and exercises. This app is perfect for ensemble teachers and theory teachers looking for supplemental materials to assist students with becoming familiar with and practicing music theory concepts, as well as students looking to hone their music theory skills. Lessons and activities help students grasp and reinforce concepts related to music theory.

Price: Always free (2 additional premium iOS apps available for $2.99 and $3.99)

Link: MusicTheory.net

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MusicTheory.net

2020-04-15T00:52:24+00:00

This app provides teachers with simple, interactive music theory instruction through available lessons and exercises. This app is perfect for ensemble teachers and theory teachers looking for supplemental materials to assist students with becoming familiar with and practicing music theory concepts, as well as students looking to hone their music theory skills. Lessons and activities help students grasp and reinforce concepts related to music theory.

Price: Always free (2 additional premium iOS apps available for $2.99 and $3.99)

Link: MusicTheory.net

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MusicTheory.net

2020-04-15T00:52:33+00:00

This app provides teachers with simple, interactive music theory instruction through available lessons and exercises. This app is perfect for ensemble teachers and theory teachers looking for supplemental materials to assist students with becoming familiar with and practicing music theory concepts, as well as students looking to hone their music theory skills. Lessons and activities help students grasp and reinforce concepts related to music theory.

Price: Always free (2 additional premium iOS apps available for $2.99 and $3.99)

Link: MusicTheory.net

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MusicTheory.net

2020-04-15T00:52:40+00:00

This app provides teachers with simple, interactive music theory instruction through available lessons and exercises. This app is perfect for ensemble teachers and theory teachers looking for supplemental materials to assist students with becoming familiar with and practicing music theory concepts, as well as students looking to hone their music theory skills. Lessons and activities help students grasp and reinforce concepts related to music theory.

Price: Always free (2 additional premium iOS apps available for $2.99 and $3.99)

Link: MusicTheory.net

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MusicTheory.net

2020-04-15T00:52:48+00:00

This app provides teachers with simple, interactive music theory instruction through available lessons and exercises. This app is perfect for ensemble teachers and theory teachers looking for supplemental materials to assist students with becoming familiar with and practicing music theory concepts, as well as students looking to hone their music theory skills. Lessons and activities help students grasp and reinforce concepts related to music theory.

Price: Always free (2 additional premium iOS apps available for $2.99 and $3.99)

Link: MusicTheory.net

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MusicTheory.net

2020-04-15T00:52:55+00:00

This app provides teachers with simple, interactive music theory instruction through available lessons and exercises. This app is perfect for ensemble teachers and theory teachers looking for supplemental materials to assist students with becoming familiar with and practicing music theory concepts, as well as students looking to hone their music theory skills. Lessons and activities help students grasp and reinforce concepts related to music theory.

Price: Always free (2 additional premium iOS apps available for $2.99 and $3.99)

Link: MusicTheory.net

MusicTheory.net homepage

MusicTheory.net

2020-04-15T00:53:02+00:00

This app provides teachers with simple, interactive music theory instruction through available lessons and exercises. This app is perfect for ensemble teachers and theory teachers looking for supplemental materials to assist students with becoming familiar with and practicing music theory concepts, as well as students looking to hone their music theory skills. Lessons and activities help students grasp and reinforce concepts related to music theory.

Price: Always free (2 additional premium iOS apps available for $2.99 and $3.99)

Link: MusicTheory.net

ReadAhead homepage

Read Ahead App – Sight-reading for the Modern Musician

2020-04-14T22:12:27+00:00

This is an ideal resource for keyboard or piano teachers looking for online learning resources. This app is designed for building successful sight-reading skills on piano, including different exercises to build skills without the presence of a teacher. The provided lessons and supplemental books work on memory, speed, accuracy, tempo, and continuity.

Price: Free always (Four supplemental books for $14.99 each)

Link: Read Ahead App

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Read Ahead App – Sight-reading for the Modern Musician

2020-04-14T22:12:52+00:00

This is an ideal resource for keyboard or piano teachers looking for online learning resources. This app is designed for building successful sight-reading skills on piano, including different exercises to build skills without the presence of a teacher. The provided lessons and supplemental books work on memory, speed, accuracy, tempo, and continuity.

Price: Free always (Four supplemental books for $14.99 each)

Link: Read Ahead App

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Read Ahead App – Sight-reading for the Modern Musician

2020-04-14T22:13:13+00:00

This is an ideal resource for keyboard or piano teachers looking for online learning resources. This app is designed for building successful sight-reading skills on piano, including different exercises to build skills without the presence of a teacher. The provided lessons and supplemental books work on memory, speed, accuracy, tempo, and continuity.

Price: Free always (Four supplemental books for $14.99 each)

Link: Read Ahead App

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Read Ahead App – Sight-reading for the Modern Musician

2020-04-14T22:13:37+00:00

This is an ideal resource for keyboard or piano teachers looking for online learning resources. This app is designed for building successful sight-reading skills on piano, including different exercises to build skills without the presence of a teacher. The provided lessons and supplemental books work on memory, speed, accuracy, tempo, and continuity.

Price: Free always (Four supplemental books for $14.99 each)

Link: Read Ahead App

Online Spinner Music Wheel

2020-04-14T20:07:31+00:00

This resource is ideal for elementary and secondary instrumental teachers but would require some modification for use in online/distance instruction. One can use this board game-like spinner to randomly select an option to play a passage a certain way (staccato, quietly, loudly, and more). There is lots of room to modify this for different musical selections and instructional situations.

Price: Always Free

Link: Wheel Decide | The Playing Challenge

Online Spinner Music Wheel

2020-04-15T00:57:14+00:00

This resource is ideal for elementary and secondary instrumental teachers but would require some modification for use in online/distance instruction. One can use this board game-like spinner to randomly select an option to play a passage a certain way (staccato, quietly, loudly, and more). There is lots of room to modify this for different musical selections and instructional situations.

Price: Always Free

Link: Wheel Decide | The Playing Challenge

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How to Make a Funky Beat in 30 Seconds

2020-04-14T20:02:22+00:00

This website is great for K-12 general music teachers who want to allow their students to create their own beat patterns. The list features 6 websites and apps that allow students to quickly produce beat/rap patterns on their own. Students require a computer or a tablet to access all of the resources. The program flexibility allows for student choice and creativity in their execution of this project.

Price: Always Free

Link: How to Make a Funky Beat in 30 Seconds

 

Online Spinner Music Wheel

2020-04-15T00:57:21+00:00

This resource is ideal for elementary and secondary instrumental teachers but would require some modification for use in online/distance instruction. One can use this board game-like spinner to randomly select an option to play a passage a certain way (staccato, quietly, loudly, and more). There is lots of room to modify this for different musical selections and instructional situations.

Price: Always Free

Link: Wheel Decide | The Playing Challenge

Online Spinner Music Wheel

2020-04-15T00:57:30+00:00

This resource is ideal for elementary and secondary instrumental teachers but would require some modification for use in online/distance instruction. One can use this board game-like spinner to randomly select an option to play a passage a certain way (staccato, quietly, loudly, and more). There is lots of room to modify this for different musical selections and instructional situations.

Price: Always Free

Link: Wheel Decide | The Playing Challenge

 

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Flipgrid – Empower Every Voice

2020-04-14T14:56:51+00:00

Flipgrid is an easy-to-use app and website perfect for providing a digital platform for classroom video based discussions. Teachers can create a “grid,” which is accessible to students through their school emails, student ID, or a link, and then create discussions that students can reply to with a video recording. It provides a resource for students to share videos of themselves playing an instrument or singing.

Price: Free always

Link: Flipgrid – Empower Every Voice

Flipgrid homepage

Flipgrid – Empower Every Voice

2020-04-14T14:56:16+00:00

Flipgrid is an easy-to-use app and website perfect for providing a digital platform for classroom video based discussions. Teachers can create a “grid,” which is accessible to students through their school emails, student ID, or a link, and then create discussions that students can reply to with a video recording. It provides a resource for students to share videos of themselves playing an instrument or singing.

Price: Free always

Link: Flipgrid – Empower Every Voice

Flipgrid homepage

Flipgrid – Empower Every Voice

2020-04-14T14:55:47+00:00

Flipgrid is an easy-to-use app and website perfect for providing a digital platform for classroom video based discussions. Teachers can create a “grid,” which is accessible to students through their school emails, student ID, or a link, and then create discussions that students can reply to with a video recording. It provides a resource for students to share videos of themselves playing an instrument or singing.

Price: Free always

Link: Flipgrid – Empower Every Voice

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Flipgrid – Empower Every Voice

2020-04-14T14:54:53+00:00

Flipgrid is an easy-to-use app and website perfect for providing a digital platform for classroom video based discussions. Teachers can create a “grid,” which is accessible to students through their school emails, student ID, or a link, and then create discussions that students can reply to with a video recording. It provides a resource for students to share videos of themselves playing an instrument or singing.

Price: Free always

Link: Flipgrid – Empower Every Voice

Flipgrid homepage

Flipgrid – Empower Every Voice

2020-04-14T14:53:51+00:00

Flipgrid is an easy-to-use app and website perfect for providing a digital platform for classroom video based discussions. Teachers can create a “grid,” which is accessible to students through their school emails, student ID, or a link, and then create discussions that students can reply to with a video recording. It provides a resource for students to share videos of themselves playing an instrument or singing.

Price: Free always

Link: Flipgrid – Empower Every Voice

Flipgrid homepage

Flipgrid – Empower Every Voice

2020-04-14T14:53:12+00:00

Flipgrid is an easy-to-use app and website perfect for providing a digital platform for classroom video based discussions. Teachers can create a “grid,” which is accessible to students through their school emails, student ID, or a link, and then create discussions that students can reply to with a video recording. It provides a resource for students to share videos of themselves playing an instrument or singing.

Price: Free always

Link: Flipgrid – Empower Every Voice

Flipgrid homepage

Flipgrid – Empower Every Voice

2020-04-14T14:52:41+00:00

Flipgrid is an easy-to-use app and website perfect for providing a digital platform for classroom video based discussions. Teachers can create a “grid,” which is accessible to students through their school emails, student ID, or a link, and then create discussions that students can reply to with a video recording. It provides a resource for students to share videos of themselves playing an instrument or singing.

Price: Free always

Link: Flipgrid – Empower Every Voice

Flipgrid homepage

Flipgrid – Empower Every Voice

2020-04-14T14:52:10+00:00

Flipgrid is an easy-to-use app and website perfect for providing a digital platform for classroom video based discussions. Teachers can create a “grid,” which is accessible to students through their school emails, student ID, or a link, and then create discussions that students can reply to with a video recording. It provides a resource for students to share videos of themselves playing an instrument or singing.

Price: Free always

Link: Flipgrid – Empower Every Voice

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Read Ahead App – Sight-Reading for the Modern Musician

2020-04-14T14:43:58+00:00

This is an ideal resource for keyboard or piano teachers looking for online learning resources. Students can use this to build successful sight-reading skills on piano without the presence of a teacher. Lessons and books work on memory, speed, accuracy, tempo, and continuity.

Price: Free always (Four supplemental books for $14.99 each)

Link: Read Ahead App

A Capella App

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2020-04-14T14:34:56+00:00

This resource is ideal for secondary music teachers looking for a composition medium for online learning. The Acapella App is a great way to have students collaborate and create music together. Students can put together a song with multiple voices either by themselves or with their peers. Note: Students must be 16 years old to create an account and everything students create is public for everyone on the app.

Price: Free Always with Paid Upgrades Available

Link: Acapella App

A Capella App

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2020-04-14T14:34:04+00:00

This resource is ideal for secondary music teachers looking for a composition medium for online learning. The Acapella App is a great way to have students collaborate and create music together. Students can put together a song with multiple voices either by themselves or with their peers. Note: Students must be 16 years old to create an account and everything students create is public for everyone on the app.

Price: Free Always with Paid Upgrades Available

Link: Acapella App

A Capella App

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2020-04-14T14:35:21+00:00

This resource is ideal for secondary music teachers looking for a composition medium for online learning. The Acapella App is a great way to have students collaborate and create music together. Students can put together a song with multiple voices either by themselves or with their peers. Note: Students must be 16 years old to create an account and everything students create is public for everyone on the app.

Price: Free Always with Paid Upgrades Available

Link: Acapella App

A Capella App

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2020-04-14T14:35:44+00:00

This resource is ideal for secondary music teachers looking for a composition medium for online learning. The Acapella App is a great way to have students collaborate and create music together. Students can put together a song with multiple voices either by themselves or with their peers. Note: Students must be 16 years old to create an account and everything students create is public for everyone on the app.

Price: Free Always with Paid Upgrades Available

Link: Acapella App

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Soundtrap

2020-04-14T14:02:23+00:00

Soundtrap is a website/app that allows students to make electronic music both individually and through collaboration. With music production activities for all grades and levels, students can easily combine tracks, create loops, and record themselves to create an impressive final product. By downloading projects on Soundtrap as MP3s, students can submit final products to numerous online educational platforms.

Price: Free Always with upgrades available

Link: Soundtrap

 

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Sight Reading Factory

2020-04-14T13:58:33+00:00

Sight Reading Factory is perfect for teachers of ensembles who are looking to assess individual student sight reading. Teachers can customize online sight reading exercises as a practice and assessment tool. The program is compatible with Chrome, iPhones, Android smartphones, iPads and Android tablets, laptops, and desktops.

Price: Free Trial then $35/year plus student account fees

Link: Sight Reading Factory

 

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Sight Reading Factory

2020-04-14T13:57:21+00:00

Sight Reading Factory is perfect for teachers of ensembles who are looking to assess individual student sight reading. Teachers can customize online sight reading exercises as a practice and assessment tool. The program is compatible with Chrome, iPhones, Android smartphones, iPads and Android tablets, laptops, and desktops.

Price: Free Trial then $35/year plus student account fees

Link: Sight Reading Factory

 

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Sight Reading Factory

2020-04-14T13:56:48+00:00

Sight Reading Factory is perfect for teachers of ensembles who are looking to assess individual student sight reading. Teachers can customize online sight reading exercises as a practice and assessment tool. The program is compatible with Chrome, iPhones, Android smartphones, iPads and Android tablets, laptops, and desktops.

Price: Free Trial then $35/year plus student account fees

Link: Sight Reading Factory

 

Appcompanist

Appcompanist

2020-04-13T21:36:36+00:00

“Appcompanist” is perfect for teachers or students to gain access to thousands of free piano accompaniment tracks. The website provides users with the ability to adjust rubato, accents, and smoothly increase or decrease tempo as the piece plays without affecting piano quality. One can adjust Accompaniment to any key or turn it into a repeated exercise. Create and edit playlists to easily find your “go-to” repertoire and share it with others.

Price: Free with upgrades available

Link: Appcompanist

 

Appcompanist

Appcompanist

2020-04-13T21:36:04+00:00

“Appcompanist” is perfect for teachers or students to gain access to thousands of free piano accompaniment tracks. The website provides users with the ability to adjust rubato, accents, and smoothly increase or decrease tempo as the piece plays without affecting piano quality. One can adjust Accompaniment to any key or turn it into a repeated exercise. Create and edit playlists to easily find your “go-to” repertoire and share it with others.

Price: Free with upgrades available

Link: Appcompanist

 

Appcompanist

Appcompanist

2020-04-13T21:35:33+00:00

“Appcompanist” is perfect for teachers or students to gain access to thousands of free piano accompaniment tracks. The website provides users with the ability to adjust rubato, accents, and smoothly increase or decrease tempo as the piece plays without affecting piano quality. One can adjust Accompaniment to any key or turn it into a repeated exercise. Create and edit playlists to easily find your “go-to” repertoire and share it with others.

Price: Free with upgrades available

Link: Appcompanist

 

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SmartMusic

2020-04-13T21:10:57+00:00

SmartMusic is a software that allows students to record and submit themselves making music, which can be used for assessments. Teachers can upload parts and full scores that students can use to submit a recording of themselves performing their part. This user-friendly program can be downloaded onto a computer or utilized as an online website, but requires that students have the appropriate materials for recording from a remote location.

Price: Free during COVID-19. Normal cost is $40-$80/teacher/year depending on package

Link: SmartMusic

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SmartMusic

2020-04-13T21:09:33+00:00

SmartMusic is a software that allows students to record and submit themselves making music, which can be used for assessments. Teachers can upload parts and full scores that students can use to submit a recording of themselves performing their part. This user-friendly program can be downloaded onto a computer or utilized as an online website, but requires that students have the appropriate materials for recording from a remote location.

Price: Free during COVID-19. Normal cost is $40-$80/teacher/year depending on package

Link: SmartMusic

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SmartMusic

2020-04-13T21:10:12+00:00

SmartMusic is a software that allows students to record and submit themselves making music, which can be used for assessments. Teachers can upload parts and full scores that students can use to submit a recording of themselves performing their part. This user-friendly program can be downloaded onto a computer or utilized as an online website, but requires that students have the appropriate materials for recording from a remote location.

Price: Free during COVID-19. Normal cost is $40-$80/teacher/year depending on package

Link: SmartMusic

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SmartMusic

2020-04-13T21:07:09+00:00

SmartMusic is a software that allows students to record and submit themselves making music, which can be used for assessments. Teachers can upload parts and full scores that students can use to submit a recording of themselves performing their part. This user-friendly program can be downloaded onto a computer or utilized as an online website, but requires that students have the appropriate materials for recording from a remote location.

Price: Free during COVID-19. Normal cost is $40-$80/teacher/year depending on package

Link: SmartMusic

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SmartMusic

2020-04-13T21:06:05+00:00

SmartMusic is a software that allows students to record and submit themselves making music, which can be used for assessments. Teachers can upload parts and full scores that students can use to submit a recording of themselves performing their part. This user-friendly program can be downloaded onto a computer or utilized as an online website, but requires that students have the appropriate materials for recording from a remote location.

Price: Free during COVID-19. Normal cost is $40-$80/teacher/year depending on package

Link: SmartMusic

SmartMusic homescreen

SmartMusic

2020-04-13T21:05:18+00:00

SmartMusic is a software that allows students to record and submit themselves making music, which can be used for assessments. Teachers can upload parts and full scores that students can use to submit a recording of themselves performing their part. This user-friendly program can be downloaded onto a computer or utilized as an online website, but requires that students have the appropriate materials for recording from a remote location.

Price: Free during COVID-19. Normal cost is $40-$80/teacher/year depending on package

Link: SmartMusic

SmartMusic homescreen

SmartMusic

2020-04-13T21:04:07+00:00

SmartMusic is a software that allows students to record and submit themselves making music, which can be used for assessments. Teachers can upload parts and full scores that students can use to submit a recording of themselves performing their part. This user-friendly program can be downloaded onto a computer or utilized as an online website, but requires that students have the appropriate materials for recording from a remote location.

Price: Free during COVID-19. Normal cost is $40-$80/teacher/year depending on package

Link: SmartMusic

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SmartMusic

2020-04-13T21:03:28+00:00

SmartMusic is a software that allows students to record and submit themselves making music, which can be used for assessments. Teachers can upload parts and full scores that students can use to submit a recording of themselves performing their part. This user-friendly program can be downloaded onto a computer or utilized as an online website, but requires that students have the appropriate materials for recording from a remote location.

Price: Free during COVID-19. Normal cost is $40-$80/teacher/year depending on package

Link: SmartMusic

MusicFirst

MusicFirst

2020-04-13T17:57:27+00:00

MusicFirst Classroom is the only comprehensive learning management system (LMS) for K-12 music education. It combines learning management software with engaging content and powerful integrated software to help educators monitor student progress, make lesson plans, and create assignments.

Price: Cost Varies (You must request a quote), 50% off through April 30

Link: MusicFirst

MusicFirst

MusicFirst

MusicFirst

2020-04-13T17:56:48+00:00

MusicFirst Classroom is the only comprehensive learning management system (LMS) for K-12 music education. It combines learning management software with engaging content and powerful integrated software to help educators monitor student progress, make lesson plans, and create assignments.

Price: Cost Varies (You must request a quote), 50% off through April 30

Link: MusicFirst

MusicFirst

MusicFirst

MusicFirst

2020-04-13T17:56:12+00:00

MusicFirst Classroom is the only comprehensive learning management system (LMS) for K-12 music education. It combines learning management software with engaging content and powerful integrated software to help educators monitor student progress, make lesson plans, and create assignments.

Price: Cost Varies (You must request a quote), 50% off through April 30

Link: MusicFirst

MusicFirst

MusicFirst

MusicFirst

2020-04-13T17:55:35+00:00

MusicFirst Classroom is the only comprehensive learning management system (LMS) for K-12 music education. It combines learning management software with engaging content and powerful integrated software to help educators monitor student progress, make lesson plans, and create assignments.

Price: Cost Varies (You must request a quote), 50% off through April 30

Link: MusicFirst

MusicFirst

MusicFirst

MusicFirst

2020-04-13T17:54:59+00:00

MusicFirst Classroom is the only comprehensive learning management system (LMS) for K-12 music education. It combines learning management software with engaging content and powerful integrated software to help educators monitor student progress, make lesson plans, and create assignments.

Price: Cost Varies (You must request a quote), 50% off through April 30

Link: MusicFirst

MusicFirst

MusicFirst

MusicFirst

2020-04-13T17:51:57+00:00

MusicFirst Classroom is the only comprehensive learning management system (LMS) for K-12 music education. It combines learning management software with engaging content and powerful integrated software to help educators monitor student progress, make lesson plans, and create assignments.

Price: Cost Varies (You must request a quote), 50% off through April 30

Link: MusicFirst

MusicFirst

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How to Make a Funky Beat

2020-04-13T17:08:26+00:00

This website is great for K-12 general music teachers who want to allow their students to create their own beat patterns. The list features 6 websites and apps that allow students to quickly produce beat/rap patterns on their own. Students require a computer or a tablet to access all of the resources. The program flexibility allows for student choice and creativity in their execution of this project.

Price: Always Free

Link: How to Make a Funky Beat in 30 Seconds

 

Jazzy World

Jazzy World Tour

2020-04-13T17:07:21+00:00

This resource is ideal for elementary music educators who are looking for an online learning resource for their students that is fun and culturally informative. It is an interactive app that allows for the user to travel around the world and learn about different instruments and cultures. There are quizzes along the way that test one’s knowledge of both music and geography/culture.

Price: $5

Link: Jazzy World

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Flipgrid – Empower Every Voice

2020-04-12T21:05:27+00:00

Flipgrid is an easy-to-use app and website perfect for providing a digital platform for classroom video based discussions. Teachers can create a “grid,” which is accessible to students through their school emails, student ID, or a link, and then create discussions that students can reply to with a video recording. It provides a resource for students to share videos of themselves playing an instrument or singing.

Price: Free always

Link: Flipgrid – Empower Every Voice

A Capella App

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2020-04-12T20:41:36+00:00

This resource is ideal for secondary music teachers looking for a composition medium for online learning. The Acapella App is a great way to have students collaborate and create music together using collaboration. Students can put together a song with multiple voices either by themselves or with their peers. Note: Students must be 16 years old to create an account and everything students create is public for everyone on the app.

Price: Free Always with Paid Upgrades Available

Link: Acapella App

ReadAhead homepage

Read Ahead App – Sight-reading for the Modern Musician

2020-04-12T20:24:27+00:00

This is an ideal resource for keyboard or piano teachers looking for online learning resources. This app is designed for building successful sight-reading skills on piano, including different exercises to build skills without the presence of a teacher. The provided lessons and supplemental books work on memory, speed, accuracy, tempo, and continuity.

Price: Free always (Four supplemental books for $14.99 each)

Link: Read Ahead App

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Soundtrap

2020-04-14T14:03:43+00:00

Soundtrap is a website/app that allows students to make electronic music both individually and through collaboration. With music production activities for all grades and levels, students can easily combine tracks, create loops, and record themselves to create an impressive final product. By downloading projects on Soundtrap as MP3s, students can submit final products to numerous online educational platforms.

Price: Free Always with upgrades available

Link: Soundtrap

 

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Sight Reading Factory

2020-04-11T21:19:22+00:00

Sight Reading Factory is perfect for teachers of ensembles who are looking to assess individual student sight reading. Teachers can customize online sight reading exercises as a practice and assessment tool. The program is compatible with Chrome, iOS and Android devices, laptops, and desktops.

Price: Free Trial then $35/year plus student account fees

Link: Sight Reading Factory

 

Appcompanist

Appcompanist

2020-04-11T21:13:10+00:00

“Appcompanist” gives teachers and/or students access to thousands of free piano accompaniment tracks. The website provides users with the ability to adjust rubato, accents, and smoothly increase or decrease tempo as the piece plays without affecting piano quality. Accompaniment can be adjusted to any key or turned into a repeated exercise. Create and edit playlists to easily find your “go-to” repertoire and share it with others.

Free with upgrades available

Link: Appcompanist

 

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SmartMusic

2020-04-11T21:06:20+00:00

SmartMusic is a software that allows students to record and submit themselves making music, which can be used for assessments. Teachers can upload parts and full scores that students can use to submit a recording of themselves performing their part. This user-friendly program can be downloaded onto a computer or utilized as an online website, but requires that students have the appropriate materials for recording from a remote location.

Price: Free during COVID-19. Normal cost is $40-$80/teacher/year depending on package

Link: SmartMusic

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MusicTheory.net

2020-04-15T00:53:08+00:00

This app provides teachers with simple, interactive music theory instruction through available lessons and exercises. This app is perfect for ensemble teachers and theory teachers looking for supplemental materials to assist students with becoming familiar with and practicing music theory concepts, as well as students looking to hone their music theory skills. Lessons and activities help students grasp and reinforce concepts related to music theory.

Price: Always free (2 additional premium iOS apps available for $2.99 and $3.99)

Link: MusicTheory.net

Recorder Star

Be a Recorder Star (Online)

2020-04-11T20:59:40+00:00

Be a Recorder Star allows students to start/continue recorder via independent learning. This interactive online version includes assignments, online books and recorder (choice of colors). There is a free 30-day trial during COVID-19, and afterwards is $7.95 for 13 months/student.

Price: Free 30-Day Trial, $7.95 for 13 months PER student

Link: Be A Recorder Star