Tuesday, January 14, 2014

New Piano Lab Find : Online Music Activities by Phil Tulga

Today, a fellow music teacher referred me to Phil Tulga's music activities site.  This fun resource
allows students to create melodies and rhythm patterns using a variety of sounds.  The tools that I am excited to add to my music lab activities are:
Unifix Cube Drum Machine - a fun way to help students hear and visualize syncopation or practice tapping and counting 2 handed rhythm patterns
Counting Music - Choose from 2/4, 3/4 & 4/4, and build customized rhythms from whole to sixteenth notes and rests to practice counting or mastering tricky rhythms in their music
Musical Fraction Bars - Compose 2 measure melodies on "rhythm rulers"
Virtual Fraction Tubes - Introduce the pentatonic scale.  Great ideas for melodies to teach by rote using the black keys
Fraction Pies - Reinforce the relationship of notes and their durations using "pizza" fractions
Sequencing with Simon - Improve aural memory by playing back melodies on a virtual Simon game using notes from the C major arpeggio