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Learn Things
10-31-2011, 05:25 PM
http://www.classicsforkids.com teaches about famous composers and classical music. This comes from a classical music radio station, so they also have a lot of podcasts listed at http://www.classicsforkids.com/podcasts/classicsforkids2.xml. This would be great for elementary and probably middle school age kids.

10-31-2011, 05:39 PM
Oh man this is great! Thanks!

10-31-2011, 10:09 PM
I can definitely second that recommendation, we listen to the podcast every week.

10-31-2011, 10:14 PM
I bought the 2-CD set from them...it is fabulous !!! We love it !! Well worth the money. They are excellent quality full-orchestra recordings.

11-01-2011, 10:42 AM
Thanks for the links!

11-01-2011, 11:45 AM
Terrific! Thanks for passing along the links!

11-01-2011, 04:03 PM
Awesome!! :)

11-01-2011, 06:13 PM
Thanks for the link! :D

Stacey B
11-01-2011, 11:52 PM
Yeah thanks for the link, we've been talking a lot about music lately.

11-02-2011, 06:57 PM
thanks so much :) My oldest was doing composers this week and last . This cut down on a lot of her surfing so it is a great thing .

Stacey B
11-02-2011, 07:31 PM
Does anyone know of any music resources that focus on parts of music (sort of music theory) for younger kids?

11-03-2011, 11:07 PM
Thank you for the links. Is there any website for kids to learn how to read musical notes? I think the first link had some notes reading in it, but I'm not sure if it teaches a kid how to start from the basics. I'll check it again.

01-21-2012, 10:15 PM
Wow, love the website! The interactive timeline is fantastic, I think my son will love it. :)

Accidental Homeschooler
01-22-2012, 08:34 AM

02-01-2012, 05:34 PM
This doesn't teach notes but it is fun and FREE. My dd5 loved it but since its geared for older kids there were parts she needed help.

Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra

09-10-2015, 06:51 PM
I'm tacking on to an old thread, so as to condense the future search engine results. We just came across the Philharmonia Orchestra: Instrument Guide (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqR22EoucCyccs5J639SCefaM7mD9dMSz). Members of the Orchestra spend an average of 10 minutes talking about their instruments, including a little history and some different techniques. We went through quite a few somewhat quickly, looking for an instrument oldest would like to learn, but we are going to go back and work our way through each family. I thought they were all very well done.

09-10-2015, 07:56 PM
Nice! I saved the list for later. Thanks for posting.

09-10-2015, 08:54 PM
This is brilliant.

We just watched the violin and the cor anglais. They really do speak to the most important interesting bits about their instruments.

Thanks for this!

09-20-2015, 12:34 AM
Additional free music resource(s): http://www.musiclifeboat.org/ and BandBlast (http://www.bandblast.com/)

The guy behind the project is also working to bring other free high-level education materials (art, science, ,math, reading, etc.) to the masses if the music stuff takes off. Our local newspaper ran a piece on him because he's originally from the area (but now lives in L.A.), and his family is still here. :)