Musical Knowledge At Your Fingertips

The World Wide Web is an endless tool that provides the space for researching and listening to music from the comfort of your own home. Many of the Websites listed will expand and inform musical knowledge. After all form and style play a large role in creating music. Other sites listed will highlight classical music and the importance of musical instruments such as the piano.

Style and Form

Interested in learning about note reading, intervals, scales, and chords? Check out the “Theory” section. Thinking about a career in music? Try “Professions.” Music Notes is helmed by student for students to increase their understanding of musical styles and attributes. A glossary and message board are available for better interaction with the Website.

by Jeff Boyce

Tutorial Time

DataDragon Information Services provides online tutorials on music for novices, ranging from reading music (clefs, time signatures, notes, rests, and so forth) to listening to the various instruments such as the viola and oboe (broken down by instrument category). More links are provided for the visitor to explore.

by Jeff Boyce

Help in Music Homework

Homework Spot is designed to promote children’s education through various curriculums. The Classical Music page serves as a portal to other Websites on this musical genre and will especially benefit children with advanced learning on the topic. A fun site for those who want help in their music homework.

by Jeff Boyce

Hearing Safety

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association sponsors the Listen To Your Buds public education campaign which emphasizes using personal audio technology safely. With so many different electronic devices within reach, 84% of all parents polled say that they are concerned about their children’s hearing. ASHA, therefore, educates parents, teachers, and children about the damaging effects that loud noise can cause and, in conjunction with other organizations, takes preventive measures to reduce noise-induced hearing loss.

by Jeff Boyce

Music Mapping

Aspiring pianists and other musicians will want to read Rebecca Payne Shockley’s published work Mapping Music: For Faster Learning and Secure Memory, which helps in developing systematic music learning skills. The concept of musical mapping ensures faster learning, more performance confidence, increased reading skills, and more enjoyable practice. In eight chapters, Shockley discusses important classical composers, styles, and strategies and techniques to improve musical cognition.

by Jeff Boyce

Resources for the Piano

“The World’s premier source of expertise in piano service and technology,” the Piano Technicians Guild (PTG), the organization of the Registered Piano Technician, is a comprehensive resource to aid teachers, pianists, piano owners, tuners, and technicians, whether they seek help in caring of the piano, buying tips on the piano, or starting a career as a pianist. The history and design of pianos is also included for those interested. The Website is broken down with resources for teachers and students that are engaging for all levels.

by Jeff Boyce