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Sound effects

Virtual Instruments

Music Dictionaries :
Guitar Chord Dictionary -
Musical Terms Dictionary
Love that song but don't know what it is? Tunatic can tag it for you!
All you need is a microphone and Internet access.

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search engine


index_2006b_04.jpgThe acoustics of musical instruments and the voice. The "Basics" directory introduces and explains general concepts. There are "Introduction to the Acoustics of [instrument name]", data bases, technical material, web services (including a hearing test) and a FAQ.

BBC 6 Music - 6 Mixer
Use the samples to make your very own track, then save it and play again later.

BBC Guide to the Orchestra

BBC VJ Masher
VJ Masher lets you edit, mix and blend other young people's art and film to music. Choo se a sound track, then add stills and videos, effects and transitions to make your unique VJ Movie.

BBC One Music

Beat lab

select sounds from a grid
manipulate their
choose from a huge catalogue of sounds
speed and frequency

Beatles activities

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activity 1: activity 1 activity 2: activity 3:

Listen to these Beatles songs:
1. read and try to understand the lyrics using the
2. listen to the song and read the lyrics
3. ask each other the questions
4. fill in the blanks while listening
5. read the lyrics aloud 'in pairs'
6. do the grammar exercise
Links and sources
__Penny Lane__
__Eleanor Rigby__
__All you need is love__
__Paperback writer__
__Let it be__
__When I'm sixty-four__
__Hey Jude__
__Norwegian wood__
__She's leaving home__
__Drive my car__
Fill in the blanks:
__In My Life__
__I will__
Nowhere man
__Ecce cor meum__
__Popsongs with lyrics__
Trailers with exercises
Learn English site
Listen and read:
__A day in the life__
__For no one__
__Good day sunshine__
__Martha my dear__
__The Fool on the hill__
__The long and winding road__
__Strawberry Fields forever__
We can work it out


Beatles magical memory tour

Build Up

“build” a skyscraper of music made by construction tools. It’s pretty neat. Much of the site is in English partially Japanese Industrial

Button Beats

slide your mouse over the keyboard

Careers in Music

Artist Manager
Sound Assistant
Sound Recordist/Mixer
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SkillsOne presents musos
SkillsOne takes a look at the people making the Australian music industry tick and tock!
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A music industry icon
Here we chat to Studios 301’s music engineers, Tim Carr and Mike Morgan, about their passion for music, how they became highly skilled music engineers and what it’s like to work in one of Australia’s most highly respected studios.
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The beat of your own drum
A quarter-life crisis sees one man in pursuit of happiness. He finds his passion in the rhythm of the drum!

sheet music to John Coltrane's Giant Steps is matched to the audio recording.

Contrapunctus Variations

Contrapunctus is an interactive music making project conceived by the Third Angle Ensemble. This project allows visitors to generate their own musical contribution, which may be part of a live performance from the Third Angle Ensemble.

cooltoolsforschools Music Tools

find songs and song lyrics

Create your Own Sound Badge

Create a unique beat loop that sounds just like you, then wear it anywhere on and off the web. It takes only four steps:

Creating Musiccm_title.gif is a children's online creative music environment for children
of all ages. It's a place for kids to compose music, play with musical performance, music games and music puzzles. Come discover fun and easy ways to make music


basic chords



- create unique rhythms and sounds from a drag-and-drop menu. to make different sound loops, choruses, and instrumental sounds to create your own unique sound loops.


classical music resources


Binaural Beats, affects our brainwaves directly, and can simulate various states, such as altering moods, behavior and consciousness.



is an online resource rich with potential. With JamStudio, you are able to compose music by arranging chords to create a “score”, by selecting instruments and adjusting the sound of each instrument, by mixing the relative volume of the instruments, and by setting the tempo. The music you create can be saved; and it can be re-opened for editing.
With the free version of JamStudio, your compositions can be shared via a link in email. An all access pass is available for $10/month. The paid version allows you to save your music as downloadable mp3 files, and otherwise extends the range of possibilities in JamStudio.


Jazz Improvisor
Jazz Improvisation Advisor
for the Improviser
Free Open-Source Software from
Harvey Mudd College
Computer Science Department
This Document Copyright © 2008-2009
by Robert M. Keller, all rights reserved

Jazz practice loops
practice loops, training materials, jazz forums


draw a song

Let them sing it for you

converts your lyrics into audio

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- Downloading is now available in the Dubstep, Electrohouse and MusicLab Studios.
- Share your music instantly with friends using Facebook & Twitter
- Your own personal profile pages to share your tracks, see your stats and get comments from your friends and the community
- feedback community
- Record your vocals or instruments to create more personalized music.


is a free cross platform WYSIWYG music notation program, licenced under GNU GPL. Some highlights:
  • WYSIWYG, notes are entered on a "virtual note sheet"
  • Unlimited number of staves
  • Up to four voices per staff
  • Easy and fast note entry with mouse, keyboard or MIDI
  • Integrated sequencer and FluidSynthsoftware synthesizer
  • Import and export of MusicXmland Standard MIDI Files (SMF)
  • Platform independent code, binaries available for Linux and Windows
  • GNU GPL licenced

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Ricci Adams
Select a lesson, trainer or utility from the list
provides dozens of lessons and practice activities for learning music theory. Music is translated into six languages. All of the lessons and practice activities can be used online or downloaded for offline use. The lessons range in difficulty from basic staff and clef recognition to more difficult topics like chord inversions.
The lessons and practice activities on Music have a wide enough range of difficulty to be used in elementary, middle, or high school settings.


drums, piano and strings, move mouse over, collaborate with others online

New York Philharmonic Games


Nims Island - Animal Jukebox


Click to start the **Grand Tour** or select an odd musical instrument below to view and hear.
Know of an odd instrument that isn't here? Let us know and we'll put it online!

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Playing for Change

describes itself as a “…multimedia movement created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music.” Even if this movement doesn’t achieve its ultimate goal, it can only make a positive difference.

Play Music

Rhythm Rhymes Results

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Rhythm, Rhyme, Results

These teacher resources are part of our commitment to creating engaging, content-rich supplementary educational materials that will help teachers and parents engage with students and reinforce key concepts in and out of the classroom. Our songs are suitable for use in a variety of ways—you are limited only by your imagination! In addition to the music, we have created and gathered many valuable worksheets, lesson plans, games, and other resources that relate directly to the music and support the teaching of the topics. We welcome your contributions to or input on these additional learning supplements.

National Anthems

from around the world


Compose and arrange music online, wherever you are
Share written music with your friends, band, students, teachers
Embed music notation in your own web pages or blog

From Alison Hall's Blog
Noteflight has limited instrumentation - piano, bass, drums, violin, guitar, flute, soprano sax, trumpet and electric bass but the actualy instrument sounds are pretty good - you don't get the horrible squeaks you get with other score writers on play back!
Some other great features include:
  • Versioningallows you to make keep earlier versions of your work to make changing your mind easier!
  • Note inputwith the keyboard or
  • Ability to add a commentto parts of your score or specific notes
  • Describe your work and tagit
  • Simplekey, time and transposition functionality
  • Feedback - tell them what you want to see!

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Sheet music


skills check


Generates musical accompaniment to match a singer’s voice. Just choose a musical style, sing into your PC’s microphone, and Songsmith will create backing music for you. Then share your songs with your friends and family, post your songs online, or create your own music videos. PC only.


Soundation Studio is the free online music making application that gives everyone the opportunity to make music on the internet. With instant access to music making tools like a loop library, virtual instruments, real time effects, automation, audio recording and editing. You can save, post to web or download your work. If you need more sounds there is an integrated sound shop that offers an array of high quality loops ready to be used directly in Soundation. There are paid accounts that offer access to the premium sound library and AudioLocker a desktop application that lets you import your own sounds into Soundation as well as store your personal sounds in your Soundation “cloud account”.

Sound Factory

An industrial music creation site

Sound junction


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Speed Note Reading

interactive game to learn reading music

Sphinx Kids


Online music theory helper


Tone Matrix

Andre michelle's Simple sinewave synthesizer triggered by an ordinary 16step sequencer. Each triggered step causes a force on the underlaying wave-map, which makes it more cute.


Make Your Own Music game
Drag and drop different music loops ontot the stage and then record.


- create music tracks that you can share with friends
- sing or play an instrument while recording to UJAM
- alter the sound quality of your voice, turn your voice into other sounds, adjust the tempo of your song, and or remix a song to include your recording.

Wild Music

Build your own soundscape
How does sound work?
Investigate animal sounds
Learn about the current study of sound


WolframTones works by taking simple programs from Wolfram's computational universe, and using music theory and //Mathematica// algorithms to render them as music. Each program in effect defines a virtual world, with its own special story--and WolframTones captures it as a musical composition.

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