Music Links, Websites, and Educational Resources
This page includes
- General List of (currently free) Educational Resources
- Chrome Music Lab
- Groove Pizza
- A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) Duet
- Inside Music
- Seeing Music
- New York Metropolitan Opera
- Netflix Music Codes
- VH1 Save the Music
- Moog and Korg Synth Apps
- Piano/Keyboard Wrist and Arm Positioning
General List of Educational Resources (free now due to closures)
Here is a current list of education companies/sites offering free subscriptions during school closings. This list includes all, not just music:
Chrome Music Lab
Online creative music activities:
Groove Pizza is a fun tool to create beats. You start with a "pizza" and then add beats to three different rings, which can then be played back.
A.I. Duet (Google)
AI Duet gives you a chance to play music along with an Artificial Intelligence. Using Machine Learning, Google fed loads of music into the AI so it can respond to what you play with its own complimentary tune. To try this out:
- Go to the site at: https://experiments.withgoogle.com/ai/ai-duet/view/
- Click "Play"
- Start playing my clicking on the on screen musical keyboard.
- Or use your computer keyboard with the "A" row being the white keys of the keyboard, and the "Q" row being the black keys.
- The computer will then play a duet with you based on what you played.
Inside Music (Google)
Inside Music lets you step inside of music to see and hear how each piece contributes to the whole. This experiment used Web VR to put you inside of a 360 degree representation of a song, with each of the different instruments or vocals broken out separately. To experience this do the following:
- Go to the site at: https://experiments.withgoogle.com/webvr/inside-music/view/
- Click "Enter 360".
- Choose a song you want to hear.
- The song will play with each track broken out.
- You can click and drag to move around the scene, and then click on any instrument to turn it off or on.
- This works on your web browser, but can also be experiences with a VR headset or on your phone.
Seeing Music (Google)
The "Seeing Music" tool allows you to visualize sounds and music. You can choose multiple sources for the music, as well as several different methods for displaying the sounds. Here's how it works:
- Go to the website at: https://creatability.withgoogle.com/seeing-music/
- Choose where you want to get your sample music/sounds from including your microphone, sample provided sounds (sax, guitar, violin. etc.), a playable on-screen piano, or an uploaded audio file of your choice.
- Choose which visualization you wish to use including Hilbert Scope, Spectogram, Waveform, Oscilloscope, and more.
- You can also turn on the option for "Grid and Notes" which will display the actual notes as the music is playing.
Google Arts and Culture (Google)
The Google Arts and Culture site is a massive collection of photos, primary source documents, videos, VR experiences, and more, all dedicated to cataloging and exploring human history, art, music, and more. For music, one particularly useful collection is the "Performing Arts" section of the site.
- Go to the site at: https://artsandculture.google.com/project/performing-arts
- Explore the different section of "Performing Arts" including:
- Stories - Multimedia presentations on music topics
- Virtual Tours - 360 degree street-view style tours of theaters around the world and other musical locations
- Items - Over 15,000 photos and artifacts in high resolution
- Videos - 360 degree immersive videos that put you inside of musical performances
- Collections - Themed collections of material on different locations, theaters, movements, and more
New York Metropolitan Opera
Beginning March 16th and continuing until the doors reopen, you can stream handpicked past performances of the Met’s Live in HD series each night right from the organization’s website (Click here). The performances will go live at 7:30 p.m. ET and will remain active for 20 hours. Here’s the announced lineup through April 19th:
- Wednesday, April 8 Verdi's Falstaff Starring Lisette Oropesa, Angela Meade, Stephanie Blythe, Jennifer Johnson Cano, Paolo Fanale, Ambrogio Maestri, and Franco Vassallo, conducted by James Levine. From December 14, 2013.
- Thursday, April 9 Wagner's Parsifal Starring Katarina Dalayman, Jonas Kaufmann, Peter Mattei, Evgeny Nikitin, and René Pape, conducted by Daniele Gatti. From March 2, 2013.
- Friday, April 10 Gounod's Roméo et Juliette Starring Diana Damrau, Vittorio Grigolo, Elliot Madore, and Mikhail Petrenko, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. From January 21, 2017.
- Saturday, April 11 Donizetti's Don Pasquale Starring Anna Netrebko, Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecien, and John Del Carlo, conducted by James Levine. From November 13, 2010.
- Sunday, April 12 Mozart's Cosi fan tutte Starring Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Kelli O’Hara, Ben Bliss, Adam Plachetka, and Christopher Maltman, conducted by David Robertson. From March 31, 2018.
- Monday, April 13 Dvořák’s Rusalka Starring Renée Fleming and Piotr Beczała, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. From February 8, 2014.
- Tuesday, April 14 Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov Starring René Pape, conducted by Valery Gergiev. From October 23, 2010.
- Wednesday, April 15 Puccini’s La Rondine Starring Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna, conducted by Marco Armiliato. From January 10, 2009.
- Thursday, April 16 Rossini’s Le Comte Ory Starring Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato, and Juan Diego Flórez, conducted by Maurizio Benini. From April 9, 2011.
- Friday, April 17 Viewers’ Choice: Puccini’s Madama Butterfly Starring Patricia Racette, Marcello Giordani, and Dwayne Croft, conducted by Patrick Summers. From March 7, 2009.
- Saturday, April 18 Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur Starring Anna Netrebko, Anita Rachvelishvili, Piotr Beczała, and Ambrogio Maestri, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. From January 12, 2019.
- Sunday, April 19 Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier Starring Renée Fleming, Elīna Garanča, Erin Morley, and Günther Groissböck, conducted by Sebastian Weigle. From May 13, 2017.
Here are the Netflix codes related to Music and Musicals so that you can search Netflix specifically. There are a range of ratings here, so parents please be advised.
Directions: Log into your Netflix account and enter www.netflix.com/browse/genre/XXXX into your browser's toolbar (instead of typing XXXX, you'll type in a series of numbers that correspond to Netflix's subgenres). The list below was pulled from this website. The site includes all subgenera codes. Here are the music and musical specific codes:
VH1 Save the Music
VH1 Save the Music is highlighting available music resources as they become free to access. This is geared towards teachers, but gives direct links for many different music apps and sites:
Moog and Korg Synth Apps
Peruse this article on how Moog and Korg are making Synth Apps free to help musicians stuck at home.
Piano/Keyboard Wrist and Arm Positioning
Thanks again to Katelyn and Hannah for this suggestion! Keep rockin', gals!