Recordings

Hi there, Today I thought I would share a few of my favorite recordings. When we think of using recordings in a music class, perhaps thoughts of Bach and Beethoven come to mind. Not that Bach and Beethoven are bad, they are in fact quite amazing composers and certainly hold a firm place in history with their impact on music and the world today. However, for kids today we need to think about relevance as they see it not as we see it. For example, few students will appreciate Beethoven if he means nothing to them and they can’t connect…

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New Findings

Hope your week has been great! Hard to believe how fast spring is flying by. Here are few treasures I have come across this week. I hope you find them useful. 1. Some of you were asking about children’s songs and after talking to a retired colleague he pointed me towards www.kididdles.com where you can look up a song title and get access to lyrics and in some cases hear the melody so that you could learn it and sing it with your students. 2. This retired teacher also pointed me towards the following website which has all kinds of…

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Wednesday News

www.numu.org.uk This is quite an interesting website where students can upload their own compositions and recordings for other students to listen to and provide feedback in return.  Can you imagine students seeking out feedback and also providing it to other students around the world?  What a project idea…students could record and upload a project, and perhaps research and analyze themselves through journalling to track if the feedback they receive helps them or not, and likewise could do a listening review of another person’s project and track whether or not the feedback they seem to provide is helping the other person…

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