Music Apps, Games and Resources for your Homeschool

Music Apps, Games and Resources for your Homeschool

If you are wanting to add more musical games, apps and resources to your homeschool but don't know where to look, we will point you in the right direction! Utilizing these resources in your homeschool will help open music to your kids in new and exciting ways! There are apps/games/resources for learning to sight read, getting familiar with music notation, parts of orchestras and even the ability to learn guitar chords, create guitar tracks, drum beats and so much more!

Classical/Orchestral Music

If you are studying classical/orchestral music (or soon will be), you can check out  "The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra" from the Carnegie Music Hall website. They also have a wonderful "Music Educators Toolbox" which includes "lesson plans and activities, summative and formative assessments, video examples, and documented best practices." The "Music Educators Toolbox"  currently features grade-specific music education resources addressing fundamentals of Rhythm and Meter, Form and Design, Expressive Qualities, Pitch, and Performing.

The Music Interactive website has loads of apps and programs to help your budding musician grow in all things music. From learning about alto, bass and treble clefs in "Staff Wars" to identifying rhythm in "JamaMambo", The Music Interactive website has a little of everything. They even have free versions for OS and PC desktop computers!

 

Sight Reading and Theory

If you are wanting to teach your musical prodigies to sight read, then "Music Tutor" by JSpalsh Studios 

Music Tech Teacher is a wonderful resource that includes music quizzes, games,  worksheets and music theory help.

Music Teacher Games is another website with great music resources, games and quizzes

 

Instrument Apps

Guitar - Chords, Tabs & Games (iOS) (Android) Learning to play guitar and creating music on your device is pretty easy with this app!

The Piano Keyboard (iOS) This app enables you to play the piano anytime anywhere! Features a full 88 piano keyboard!

Real Piano (AndroidReal Piano app with musical instruments to help you learn chords and music notes for free! Learn how to play the piano keys in many interesting ways with 88 keys!

Real Drums - Drum Pads (iOS) (AndroidA fun, easy to use and lightweight application. Ideal for anyone who wants to study or play drums without making so much noise or taking up a lot of space.

 

These are just a few of the many apps and teaching tools out there for learning about music and the different instruments. If you have tried any of these or have an app/resource that is not mentioned here, please let us know so we can include it! Have fun and remember, music has no age!

Want to add more musical games, apps and resources to your homeschool but don't know where to look? We will point you in the right direction with this guide!
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