Virtual Band and other resources – Stay well

*UPDATE: MARCH 30th – We hope you are adjusting to the extra time at home. Our music staff our looking forward to catching up and touching base with families this week. Stay well. *

Sending our thoughts out to everyone right now. Take time, stay safe, take care and stay in contact with each other on the phone or online.

While we take time to see how we can best support students/families in the upcoming period away from the school building here are a couple of fun things to pass the time.

VIrtual Band/Virtual Choir – Download the sheet music, record yourself and be part of the biggest international band or choir in the world! https://musiceducationsummit.org/virtual-band

the Arkells – Online music lessons from the band the Arkells https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/arkells-music-classes-1.5500324?fbclid=IwAR2jqW-Bli1qGo_rNDoQUnddGXlqLgq3yz70Z7akzrQhktjU_k22Zn_i5M4

Live/recorded Music Streams– Keep your eyes peeled for free streaming of mulitple genres of music over the next while. In the meantime the Berlin Philharmonic and London Symphony orchestra are among as slew of Orchestras streaming concerts for free.

To improve on your instrument and practice at home see some sites below.

Drills:

Music Racer: http://www.musicracer.com/ (gamified note naming and fingerings)

Music Theory: http://www.musictheory.net/

More Music Theory: https://trainer.thetamusic.com/index.php/en

Fingerings:

Flute Trainer: http://www.flutetrainer.com/

Oboe Trainer: http://www.oboetrainer.com/

Bassoon Trainer: http://www.bassoontrainer.com/

Saxophone Trainer: http://www.saxtrainer.musickramer.com/

Brass Trainer: http://classic.musictheory.net/86

Keyboard Trainer: http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/keyboard/999d

Percussion Basics & more: https://vicfirth.zildjian.com/

Rhythms:

Rhythm practice: https://tonesavvy.com/music-practice-exercise/14/rhythm-dictation-game-eighth-notes/

Trainer: http://www.therhythmtrainer.com/

Reviews/Tests

Mad Minute Note Naming: http://www.secondrunnerup.com/mmm2/

Music Writing

Noteflight: https://www.noteflight.com/login

Musescore: https://musescore.org/

Music Reading:

Sight Reading Factory: https://www.sightreadingfactory.com/

Tuning:

Ninja Tuner: https://tuner.ninja/

Fun Music:

https://www.drselfridgemusic.com/