I was so happy to find the San Francisco Symphony site that offers kid’s online games to teach them A LOT about music. There are a few different activities where your child can learn more about reading music, instruments, rhythm, tempo and more.
San Francisco Symphony’s message and purpose is clear from their About Us page:
“We love music and are committed to music education, within our community and beyond. This website, in conjunction with our live performances, provides a great way for people of all ages to hear, learn, and have fun with music.
Consider this site your premier web destination for learning about music — that’s why it’s here! And, if you’d like to share this site with others, send them a postcard.”
I DO like this site and instead of just sending a postcard I thought telling other parents about it through my site would spread the word even further.
This is a WONDERFUL activity where children can learn a lot about all the different instruments in the orchestra, what they sound like, what their purpose is and where they sit in a big orchestra.
Click on one of the different categories of the orchestra; strings, percussion, woodwinds or brass and be taken into an area where you can pick the instrument you want to learn more about. This is illustrated here after I picked “Strings”:
Once you click on an instrument like I did you can see the instrument from different angles, zoom in AND hear what it sounds like. It also tells you a lot about the instrument. I have looked at many music sites and this is the one I feel you can truly get a good feel of music broken down into easily understandable steps. Due to the fact that there is reading I would say school aged children would get the most out of this site but it is certainly good for all ages from 5 – 105.
The Music Lab offers many different activities as follows:
Basics — Learn about written music including the staff, notes and more
Tempo — Speed it up or slow it down and watch the drummer play
Rhythm — Hear patterns that make music move
Pitch — Play around with the sounds
Symbols – Make it louder, softer
Instrumentation — Decide which instruments will play
Performalator — Play a tune or two
Composerizer — Make Your Own Tune
Click on the radio to listen to different songs that fit into categories or to learn more about music in general. Lots of choices and your children will learn about music by visiting this section.
Send a postcard to another parent o r child to tell them about this wonderful site. You get to pick which one and customize it with a message.
I love the San Francisco Symphony site and if you are lucky enough to live in that area be sure to check out the section where they let you know about upcoming events. This is a quality site where children can learn about music for FREE. Pass this one on to friends and enjoy!
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