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Just some of the hundreds available!

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New for Summer 2009!

Use these resources to display almost any chord sequence you'd like to create!

Let students create their own for the whole class to try!

Print Screen to paste into other documents to save and re-use!


Keyboard Chord Sequence Writer
(click image to try)

Keyboard Scale Machine
(click image to try)

Guitar Chord Sequence Writer
(click image to try)


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Here's a useful resource if you just want to type onto your whiteboard without having to bother opening a programme. Just click on the blackboard and type. Use it for jotting down temporary notes on your laptop too,

This is an all singing all dancing learning object!
Listen to the melody.
Learn to play on keyboard or xylophone using the new step time feature.
Learn to play the chords and improvise on the guitar.
Use the resource to put together a group performance!

Listen to this Nigerian Highlife song.
Learn to play on keyboard or xylophone.
Learn to play the chords and improvise on the guitar.
Use the resource to put together a group performance!
Style - Genre - Tradition sections (KS3 Strategy)

Samrt Graphics
Use this to improve understanding of pitch names on the treble stave.

Point to any part of this instrument to find out a lot of detailed information.
Find out what a Jazz Guitar sounds like.

This quiz challenges your knowledge of some of the different types of guitar that can be found in the Virtual Music Room's Magic Box of Instruments.

Taken from the Great Composers area of the VMR where you can find 6 composers each with a talking head, timeline, newsclips, map showing important places in their life.
The melody below belongs to Joplin's Top5 Tunes - you can play these on the smart synth that turns your computer's qwerty keyboard into a music keyboard.

Can you learn how music is often made up of layers?
Seeing the image and following the marker as you listen should help you to understand and pick out the bass, chord and melody layers.

Point to the chord names for the main chords in the Key of G to see where you need to put your left hand fingers on the instrument to play each one.
Click and you can hear the chord strummed.
Make up your own chord sequences or play some of the common ones shown underneath.

One of the timelines that shows you when famous composers lived.
Baroque times were 1600-1750.

Point to the notes on the tab or staff versions of the scale (2 Octaves) to see where to put your fingers on the instrument.
Click the notes and stand back for a powerful distorted sound!




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