Music websites

BBC - GCSE Bitesize revision: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/music

This website has materials for Dance, Music, Theatre, and the Visual Arts: www.teachersdomain.org

Powerpoint presentations for all subjects: http://www.pppst.com/

Music technology school in Birmingham with games, quizzes and worksheets: http://www.musictechteacher.com/

Spanish website with music and art resources: http://www.epdlp.com/

Excellent games, quizzes and resources for teachers: http://www.musicatschool.co.uk/

Site for English kids, visit an orchestra: http://www.dsokids.com/

Times Educational Supplement. Check out the teacher forums too – free sign-up: www.tes.co.uk/resourcehub.aspx?navcode=70

Create and share materials and resources for your subject: http://www.quia.com/

BBC documentary called "The Genius of Mozart that explores the life and music of Mozart in18 episodes of 10 minutes.

Highly recommed: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+genius+of+mozart&aq=0

BBC documentary "The Genius of Beethoven" in 18 episodes of 10 minutes: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+genius+of+beethoven&aq=0

BBC documentary "Tschaikowsky" in 12 episodes of 10 minutes: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Tschaikowsky+by+Hazlewood+BBC&aq=f

This site has revision materials for preparing 16 year olds for GCSE exam subjects: http://www.projectgcse.co.uk

Music teaching materials for different levels: http://www.learner.org/

A music learning website from the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, e.g. instruments of the orchestra:http://www.sfskids.org/templates/splash.asp

For interactive ideas see: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/music/elements_of_music/

Dallas Symphony Orchestra for children to learn about music and composers: http://www.dsokids.com

MIT Opencourseware, introductory course on music: http://ocw.mit.edu/high-school/introductory-mit-courses/media-music-and-the-arts/

TED Talk. The Transformative power of classical music: http://www.ted.com/talks/benjamin_zander_on_music_and_passion.html

BBC website materials for Music: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z96fcdm

BBC website on Music Technology: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zgk2fg8

Sound Cloud allows you to create audio and sounds you can share with friends, fans and followers everywhere: https://soundcloud.com/

Music website all about music: http://www.allmusic.com/

Website where you can make and record music: http://soundation.com/

Youth music education website: http://www.youthmusic.org.uk/what-we-do/our-research.html?gclid=CLfK1qL6v8ACFaYIwwodhTYARA

Music lesson plans for the classroom: http://funmusicco.com/music-lesson-plans/

10 things you need to know about the timpani: http://bsomusic.org/stories/10-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-timpani.aspx

Collection of music education lesson plans: http://musiced.about.com/od/lessonplans/

Violin Tuition - The basics: http://www.bernardgilpin.com/violin-tuition/4572618748

English-onlime has some music articles which have been rewritten to make them easier for learners of English to understand: http://www.english-online.at/music/music-index.htm

Materials for learners of Music at Key Stage 3 level (11-14 years old): http://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/keystage3-ks3/keystage3-ks3-music

Lyrics Training: a website with song lyrics - learners have to type in or select the correct word for the song to contnue playing: http://lyricstraining.com/



Youtube materials

The Genius of Mozart - part 1 of 18 part brilliant BBC documentary on the life and music of Mozart: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DVsaiITsYA

The Genius of Beethoven - part 1 of 18 part BBC documentary on Beethoven: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67pKZrxgv4Y

Tchaikovsky - part 1 of 12 part BBC doumentary: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ3LHWp4gtk&feature=related

Mozart vs Salierir: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ciFTP_KRy4

"Amadeus" - Salieri and the priest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCnOx4lmnbg&feature=related

"Amadeus" - Salieri views Mozart's music and has an epiphany: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5BpzmTIZMU&feature=related

Piano stairs:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lXh2n0aPyw

Bobby McFerrin demonstrating the power of the Pentatonic Scale: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne6tB2KiZuk

Find out what Londoners are listening to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHdg2yMygqk

French film "Le Roi Danse" (with English subtitles) on the musical relationship between King Louis XIV, court composer Lully and the writer Molière: (Part 1): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SR9EtY_PxHI and (Part 2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32zB04y4V-A

Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfFFqxnQBuI and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjOiZReM7m4

World famous violinist Joshua Bell plays the violin at a train station in Washington to see how people react: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyrS0GZdFps

Soldier of Orange - The Royal Danish Orchestra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF0_Ja_0XmE

Soldier of Orange - Youth Orchestra of The Netherlands: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPjNGPKcdiQ

"Les choristes" is a French film about a teacher who starts a choir and a child who shows great musical promise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s2g_cVquqU

Extract from the film Philadelphia where Tom Hanks describes his feelings as he listens to Maria Callas singing La Mamma Morta: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3b0p9mTJOJI



Music humour

Sound engineers hard work: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2Rhh_4GZmU

Sound engineer hard work Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9a-kplU-rYM

Spoof Commercial for the 12 greatest hits of atonal music from the Viennese School: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+viennese+school

Eddie Izzard comedy sketch on musical instruments: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE6zXHQ6iRg&NR=1

Mr Bean at the openin gof the Olympics 2012: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h17gIW9paO0

Rowan Atkinson playing an invisible drum kit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Sf_pogZ8jE



Online music dictionaries

An online music dictionary: http://www.dolmetsch.com/musictheorydefs.htm

Music dictionary: http://www.notationmachine.com/dictionary.shtml

Dictionary of music terms: http://www.naxos.com/education/glossary.asp

Music dictionary for kids: http://www.classicsforkids.com/teachers/training/terms_index.asp



Publisher websites

Nelson Thornes http://www.nelsonthornes.com/aqagcse/



Films about Music

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016, Meryl Streep) - Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HszfdNS0JSc

Miles Ahead (2015, Don Cheadle) - Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssfTNCTVT5U

Love & Mercy (2014, John Cusack) - Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lioWzrpCtGQ

Across the Universe All You Need Is Love (2007, Evan Rachel Wood) - Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DT_1zrxzFVM

Walk the Line (2005, Joaquin Phoenix) - Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLwr5nYJ5Vc

Ray (2004, Jamie Foxx) - Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVHCQfcugdw

The King is Dancing (2000, French film "Le Roi Danse") - Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o-RYmQrftI

Music of the Heart (1999, Meryl Streep) - Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWb5RkZeV4k

Hilary and Jackie (1998, Emily Watson) - Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoPV-8ZBF-8

Mr Holland's Opus (1995, Richard Dreyfuss) - Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPt_INy_CtM

Immortal Beloved (1994, Gary Oldman) - Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwEwAKfkWe8

Farinelli (1994, Stafano Dionisi) - Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tY9blMDJAVc

Amadeus (1984, F. Murray Abraham) - Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tY9blMDJAVc



If you come across any other useful websites that you think could be added here, just email me at grahamworkman@aol.com