Games and tips to help along as you learn a new instrument of any kind, perhaps as part of a Wider Opportunities scheme.
Select the 'Take a seat in the orchestra' option on this site (the guy with a tuba) to explore the different sections of the orchestra, with a great range of sound clips, useful facts, pictures and information.
A good site for fact-finding about the instruments of the orchestra, with pictures, sound clips and text about each section. The site also includes an explanation of the science of sound - how sounds are made, and classroom experiments to explore these.
A fun way to check and learn the names of some instruments. Names are scrambled and players are given a clue to help them work out which instrument it could be. An 'encouragement worm' pops up from time to time to congratulate players on their successes!
If you're looking for a fun way to check that pupils know which notes sit on which lines of the treble clef stave, the 'Note Name Game' is for you! Colourful, easy to use, and very appealing. Good for Wider Opportunities classes, or for groups/individuals learning to play instruments in school.
For children who have or are developing an understanding of rhythm and pitch notation - handy for composing short melodies online with a playback function to check how it sounds.
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