Music

Music Theory

Blob chorus: ear training
Blob chorus: ear training

Train your musical ear with this wonderful game! This whole-class activity will test your ability to pick out a note from a sequence.

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Musical pitch - blob chorus game
Musical pitch - blob chorus game

Listen carefully! In this activity you must arrange the blobs according to their pitch.

How old is your hearing?
How old is your hearing? Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

As we get older our ability to hear high pitched sounds decreases. The younger you are the higher the frequency you can hear. Take this test to find out if your hearing is older or younger than you are!

Metronome
Metronome

This giant metronome will help keep your students in time. Set up your tempo and select which beats you want to accent. You can even choose whether you want a mechanical or digital metronome. Probably the best metronome on the web!

Tempo: moonlander game
Tempo: moonlander game Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

Use your knowledge of the musical terms for tempo to gently land your spaceship on the pads in the correct order.

Dynamics
Dynamics Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

Complete the table by dragging the terms and symbols to the correct position.

Describing mood: glossary games
Describing mood: glossary games Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

A compendium of games and activities to ensure you know the key-terms and their definitions: jigsaw puzzle, cloud-click quiz, hangman, anagrams and our ever popular froggy-spelling challenge.

Notes and rests
Notes and rests Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

Complete the table by dragging the notes and rests to the correct position.

Note symbols and names: pairs game
Note symbols and names: pairs game Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

Match the note symbol to its name. This game requires a good memory as well as knowledge of this subject area.

Note symbols and beats: pairs game
Note symbols and beats: pairs game Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

In this game you must match the note symbol to the number of crotchet beats.

Rests: pairs game
Rests: pairs game Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

Match the rest symbol to the note name with the same duration. This game requires a good memory as well as knowledge of this subject area.

Rhythm patterns: easy
Rhythm patterns: easy

Click on the rhythm pattern that matches the beat you hear! (includes worksheet)

Rhythm patterns: medium
Rhythm patterns: medium

Listen to the beat and then click on the rhythm pattern that matches what you hear! (includes worksheet)

Rhythm patterns: hard
Rhythm patterns: hard

Things are starting to get tricky now so listen carefully and then click on the rhythm pattern that matches what you hear! (includes worksheet)

Time signatures
Time signatures

In this activity you must identify the correct time signature by looking at the sample of sheet music.

Circle of fifths
Circle of fifths

This interactive diagram shows the relationships between the major and minor keys and their key signatures.

Key signatures
Key signatures

In this activity you must drag sharps or flats into the correct position on the staff to make the key signature for the given key.

Degrees of the scale
Degrees of the scale Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

Complete the table by dragging the technical names for the notes of the scale to the correct position.

Building scales
Building scales

In this innovative application you learn about the scales by first building them and then listening to them. Major, minor, pentatonic, blues, whole-tone and chromatic scales are covered. If you're feeling creative you can design and listen to your very own scale.

Transposing scales
Transposing scales

Learn how scales transpose with this novel application. Pick a musical scale and change the tonic note to see which notes you should be using on our giant playable piano.

Musical Instruments

The human voice
The human voice

Get to grips with the range of the human voice and hear what a bass, tenor, contralto, soprano and treble singer sounds like.

Instrument families: tetris game
Instrument families: tetris game Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

Strings, woodwind, brass or percussion? Guide the falling instrument into the bucket of the correct instrument family!

Recognising instruments by sight

Strings, woodwind, keyboard and brass: Which instrument am I?
Strings, woodwind, keyboard and brass: Which instrument am I?

A quiz game where you must identify the musical instrument from a sequence of extreme close-up photographs.

Percussion: Which instrument am I?
Percussion: Which instrument am I?

A quiz game where you must identify the musical instrument from a sequence of extreme close-up photographs.

World instruments
World instruments

In this activity you need to identify the musical instrument. Then, as if that wasn't enough, you've got to work out where in the world it originated from!

Composers

Composers: Quiz 1
Composers: Quiz 1

In these games you must listen to a musical extract and match it up with the correct title of the piece, the composer's name, the composer's portrait and when the composer lived.

Composers: Quiz 2
Composers: Quiz 2

When you hear a piece of classical music do you know what it's called and who composed it? Here's your chance to find out!

Composers: Quiz 3
Composers: Quiz 3

How well do you know your composers? Here's a game that tests your knowledge of famous composers and their music.

General tools for teaching music

Metronome
Metronome

This giant metronome will help keep your students in time. Set up your tempo and select which beats you want to accent. You can even choose whether you want a mechanical or digital metronome. Probably the best metronome on the web!

Circle of fifths
Circle of fifths

This interactive diagram shows the relationships between the major and minor keys and their key signatures.

General resources

Class scoreboard
Class scoreboard

If you're playing a game or a quiz and you need to keep score for several teams then this is the tool for you. Choose between a number of themes: 'Alien abduction', 'In your face' and 'Snail race'.

Timer
Timer Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

A new improved timer that now includes a countdown timer as well as a standard timer. Some of the alarm sounds are not for those of sensitive disposition. The time is given in Hours, minutes, seconds and hundredths of a second. Handy for timed tests, exams and activities.

Class minder
Class minder Tablet enabled - iPad | Android | more...

A digital assistant that keeps an eye on your class on those rare occasions when you have to pop out.