Websites, mobile phone apps and links
Websites - Extra-curricular
Compose your own music!:
http://www.musicgames.co/game/1562/notessimo/ as discovered by Jack Field.
http://www.classicsforkids.com/games/rhythm/rhythm.html as discovered by Peter Brennan and Blake Travers
Rather amusing hand pupper orchestra!:
One of the best websites for purchasing sheet music
One of the best websites for purchasing instruments
A guitar string tuner
Websites - curricular
The elements of music:
http://www.heathsidemoodle.com/Music/EOM%20matchup%20link.swf as discovered by Hansaka Seneviratne
Instruments of the orchestra:
http://www.musictechteacher.com/music_quizzes/quiz_instrument_volley1/play.html As discovered by Will Dolke.
http://www.musicgames.net/livegames/flyinginstruments/flyinginstruments1.htm as discovered by Sam Dove.
Knowing the names of the notes:
http://www.classicsforkids.com/games/notename/notename.html as discovered by Rob Thomas
Test you knowledge of notes on the piano:
A very comprehensive music theory tutor, covering eveything from basic note names to more advanced chord recognition.
Music theory games:
A simple flash game that tests your aural skills and provides basic ear training. Test your recognition of intervals, perfect pitch, melody dictation and chords.
Time signature quiz:
http://piano.about.com/library/TimeSigQuiz/bl_TimeSigQuiz.htm as discovered by Russell Allen
An online game to test note-reading in different clefs, with a timer to keep you on your toes!:
Create and compose music in a completely different way!
Classic songs: Piano Songbook for Ipad - sheet music and backing tracks for 14 classic pop songs including The Beatles and Simon and Garfunkel
Music for Little Mozarts - a set of games for teaching aspects of playing the piano and general musicianship. Aimed at four to six year olds but may be useful at Key Stage 3.
Maestro - basic notation software (like Sibelius), a pitch pipe (will play different notes for you) and a metronome
Music Theory - A chord reference dictionary, quiz and key signature reference
Tinyshark - a live streaming listening programme, like Spotify
Xpiano - a little piano that you can play with live sound
Uloops - grid-based dance composition software to compose your own tracks
A level links:
The A level music website for the Edexcel course taught at Chatham and Clarendon
The GCSE music website for the Edexcel course taught at Chatham and Clarendon