Level 1 (3-8)
Creative music activities for teachers and parents to share with children aged 3-7 (UK Foundation & Key Stage 1). In addition to the software, this resource includes a 26-page e-book of songs and activities. GridPlay Level 1 has all you need to start making music-no special musical or technical knowledge is required!
Suggestions are also made for
integrating the software with acoustic music resources.
Form a 1-man band!
Explore stories and games!
Create your own tunes!
Run your own 'musical railway'!
(CD Rom, for Windows '98 and higher)
Format: CD Rom
GridPlay Level 1
Full Contents & Demos
SW003 GridPlay Level 1 CD ROM
Music software with sophisticated facilities for the creative musician, but with a simple enough interface to allow exploration by the youngest user. A kind of 'musical paint-box', with this software, you can:
Create and play virtual instruments
Improvise & compose
Make multi-track recordings
Create your own interactive teaching resources
The present MIDIgrid for Windows is a basic version of this powerful program, including just those facilities most useful in the classroom, and suitable for use by specialist and non-specialist teachers alike. It offers unparalleled opportunities for users, of all ages and abilities, to explore the building blocks of musical composition.
MIDIgrid comes with a number of pre-prepared grids suitable for use at key stages 1-4, along with full teaching notes for composition projects at key stages 1 & 2. These demonstrate how the software might be used both for structured teaching with a creative focus and for free exploration. The activities integrate the performing, composing and using ICT strands of the music curriculum.
SW001 MIDIgrid for Windows CD ROM
Downloadable PDF sheet music with online playback
Christmas music to explore online. The sheet music for these songs is available in downloadable PDF (what's PDF?) format. The 'Simply Carols' series consists of mix 'n' match arrangements of familiar carols. Instrumental parts can be played as written or used as the basis for your own improvised music. 'Children's Christmas' includes original seasonal songs for children to sing and play and ideas for creative activities.
Price: See individual scores
"A Bell Round", Age 5-7 Score with T. Notes
Downloadable PDF sheet music
Simple ideas for singing and early instrumental work
a) build confidence in small group singing
b) awareness that a melody is made up of several short phrases, or musical ideas
c) develop the ability to maintain a steady pulse and start/stop, appropriately
d) provide opportunities to create simple ad-hoc arrangements
Click a title to open music player:
See also our free online classroom music projects
& the Music Teacher
Many disabled pupils, unable to make music in any other way, can participate in a musical performance if they have switch access. In the music classroom, switch systems may be used in two ways: they are communication aids, used as controllers for speech synthesisers, text writers, etc., and also serve as virtual musical instruments, controlling various sound-making devices. It is important that, when used as virtual instruments, they should be treated in the same way as any other musical instrument.
This leaflet will assist teachers in using the switch system as an integrated resource for classroom music-making.
You need a pdf reader to open the file and we have
included a link to download the Adobe Reader, if you do not already