A Variety of Ways to Learn Music
Music lessons mostly for free. Some also offer a paid version with more features.
Steam soundtracks, educational music, and more.
iTunes U. Click. Sync. Learn. Download on iTunes
Now it’s easier than ever to unleash the full potential of iPad in your classroom by creating your own music lessons for iPad. You get to share your ideas in a powerful new way, and your students get a rich, immersive learning experience using the iTunes U app for iPad. iTunes U is available no matter where you teach — at any college, university, or K-12 school.
Walt Disney Records
Streaming music from top Disney movies and shows.
Homeschool Music Programs
Home School Music Network
Join bands, orchestras, choruses, and other homeschool music groups. Find out about performances, or add yours to the list.
Learn an Instrument
Danman’s Music Library and Music School
Learn to play guitar, piano, violin, flute or learn to sing. Over 500 video lessons online.
Always free for teachers. Students choose FiddleQuest Free or FiddleQuest Complete. An interactive community of violin instructors, other students, and those you wish to share your tunes.
Method and Composition
by Think Fun
* Create a world-class composition in minutes! No musical experience necessary; Invented by Philip Sheppard, world-famous composer and cellist;
* Register online to hear your composition played by an orchestra; Download an mp3, print music and share with friends and social networks;
* Includes 60 transparent Music Cards, and an exclusive website for playing and sharing your compositions;
* Inspires creativity, builds self-confidence, ignites the left and right brain, and encourages a love for music; Ages 6 to adult;
* Arrange the Music Cards into your own unique melody; Cards combine to form over a billion melodies.
Berklee College of Music MOOCs
Browse free online courses in a variety of subjects. Berklee College of Music courses found here can be audited free or students can choose to receive a verified certificate for a small fee. Select a course to learn more.
Berklee Shares – Free sample courses.
A collection of free music lessons from Berklee Online, the award-winning online extension school of Berklee College of Music. Watch, read, download, and share this free and open resource for the world’s music community.
Introduction to Music Theory
Music theory, one of our top online music classes, is the analyzation of how music works – by studying the notation and language of music. Unlike other online music lessons, Introduction to Music Theory introduces the basic concepts and terms needed to discuss melody and harmony. Concepts covered include interval, major and minor keys, and scales, triads, chords and beginning harmonic analysis. The course is suitable for teens or adults with no background in music theory but some familiarity with reading common notation and playing an instrument (or singing).
Understanding Basic Music Theory
A comprehensive insight into the fundamental notions of music theory: music notation, rules of harmony, ear training, etc. It covers most of the topics needed to understand and develop your musical skills – with your favorite training tool EarMaster of course, an app for Macs and PCs.
These music flashcards can be used by beginning music students who are becoming acquainted with key music rudiments, all the way up to intermediate and advanced students who wish to fill in gaps here and there or increase fluency with existing knowledge.
MusiQwik and MusiSync Fonts
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244 KB. Robert Allgeyer’s fonts. This package contains the best, version 5 update, True Type fonts. These work on Windows, MacOSX, and Linux. The “Open Font License” allows these fonts to be freely passed around. Additional fonts available, but may not work on newer computers: NoteHedz, Bongos, and FretQwik.
Have you composed a tune in midi format? Share with others here.
Music and History
Edison Invents the Phonograph
Thomas Edison created many inventions, but his favorite was the phonograph. While working on improvements to the telegraph and the telephone, Edison figured out a way to record sound on tinfoil-coated cylinders. In 1877, he created a machine with two needles: one for recording and one for playback. When Edison spoke into the mouthpiece, the sound vibrations of his voice would be indented onto the cylinder by the recording needle. What do you think were the first words that Edison spoke into the phonograph?
Mechanical Musical Instruments
From the collections of the Phonogrammarchiv of the Austrian Academy of Sciences come these charming instruments. You may have seen some like these in merry-go-rounds. A history lesson.
An online educational resource presented by Steven Van Zandt’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation and offered free-of-charge to educators, students, and individuals everywhere.
Music and Math
The magical mathematics of music
Such musical notions as octaves, chords, scales, and keys can all be demystified and understood logically using simple mathematics.
Music and Science
The Musical Brain
How come one person can carry a tune and another cannot? How come you like some music and not others?
The Science of Music
Explore the science of music with us, through these online exhibits, movies, and questions. Along the way, you can compose, mix, dance, drum, experiment, and above all—listen.