A Field Trip to the Symphony
It Seems Like You Are Really There with ThingLink
There are a wide variety of performances that I chose to highlight in these ThingLinks, from pop to classical, to Disney, to a marching band drum line. Students can also access the performances at home and they do. Since I posted these lessons, they have had over 21,000 views. Go ThingLink!
As an added benefit, when you access the YouTube performances through ThingLink, you avoid any unsavory ads or commercials that may pop up if you go directly to YouTube. Feel free to use my ThingLink lessons in your classroom or link them to your website. Please don’t forget to credit me if you do.
How to Use ThingLinks by Frau Musik
- Click on the link here or at the top of the post to go directly to ThingLink.
- Click on the family of instruments you would like to listen to.
- Hover over the image. Near each instrument you will see buttons appear. There are two different videos for each instrument.
- Click on each button to watch and listen. Enjoy!
P.S. I forgot to put in a picture of a harp so you will see two buttons near the bottom of the string family. Don’t miss these. They are GREAT!
QUIZLET MAKES LEARNING FUN & IT’S FREE!
If you have not tried Quizlet, give it a try. There a TONS of resources that you can access 100% free of charge. Quizlet is an especially good tool for foreign language vocabulary practice and of course, learning musical note names.
The first sets that I have created start simple for beginning learners. Set 1 isolates Treble Clef Spaces and Treble Clef Lines on the staff in two separate practice sets.
EXTEND THE STAFF
The next two sets expand one ledger line above and one ledger line below the staff while still practicing in two separate sets.
PUT IT ALL TOGETHER
The next two sets put all of the notes together. The first set is a basic “on the staff” set. The second set extends to one ledger line above & one ledger line below the staff.
Quizlet has evolved over the years and now offers seven different ways to practice the same material. The different modes include Learn, Flashcards, Write, Test, Match, Gravity, and Spell. (For obvious reasons, Spell doesn’t really work for music note names.) The variety helps increase novelty and alleviate boredom. My students especially like the Match & Gravity modes. They love the competition.
Quizlet also offer a Live mode. I have not used Quizlet Live in my classroom.
Have you used it? How did it work in your classroom? Leave me a comment and let me know.