Hey Tiger Musicians!

Here are a few resources you can use during this time away from the music room. Any of these resources would be a great edition to your new daily schedule (a perfect fit for creative time or free time). 

For all grade levels! 

Watch a family musical- There are SO MANY Wonderful Family musicals on Streaming services like Netflix, Disney Plus and Amazon Prime. Watch a family musical together and talk about how the music enhances and moves the story along. 
Virtual Musical Instrument Museum - Virtual Tours through areas inside MIM featuring instruments from other countries.  
Encore Bingo
Enjoy ALL Encore subject areas in one activity! 
Alex Boye- This is a musical artist we listen to a lot in class. Alex Boye in his words: "I take pop songs and Africanize them" Listen to favorite songs featuring instruments and languages from countries in Africa. 
ThePianoGuys-What do you get when you mix up a marketing genius that does video, a studio engineer that writes music, a pianist that had a successful solo career, and a cellist that does pretty much everything? The Piano Guys: a miraculous meeting of "guys" with the same intrinsic purpose -- to make a positive impact in the lives of people all over the world through music videos.
Hand Washing Parody- HILARIOUS Parody on Handwashing. Lots of ideas for songs to sing while washing up for 20 seconds :)
KABOOM Percussion- Percussion Duo we love in Music Class! They feature a lot of the instruments we use in class.
SASHA!- This is the closest I could get to finding our usual music for this dance. All Students know this dance and can teach it to parents and siblings!
Novel Effect- This is a wonderful app that adds music and specific effects to books you already have in your library! They also offer great free poems and speeches for students in upper grades.
Incredibox- Fun music game where students can compose their own a cappella piece of music using these fun loops. Easy for older students to use, accessible to K-2 students with the help of an older sibling or adult.

For Kindergarten- 2nd grade

PBS Music Games- a very nice selection of music games for k-2 :)
Go Noodle Guided Dancing- We do A LOT of dancing in K-2 music! Dance along to a Go Noodle Dance Video 
George Meets the Orchestra - An in depth look at what an orchestra is, its instruments, and how they all come together to create music! 

For 3rd- 5th grade

Musication Percussion Videos- We do instrument play along videos in music. Musication is currently featuring percussion videos where students can easily come up with movements to match the different symbols in the video :) 1st and 2nd grade students can also do this with the help of an older sibling or adult.
Tone Matrix Generator- Requires permission to run flash on a MAC Computer. 3-5 used this website back in December. Set your musical MUST to base your composition on, a feelingful intention (adjectives) and have fun composing. Musical Musts are basically opposites you can feature in your composition. - Motion vs Stasis - Unity vs. Variety - Stability vs Instability - - (I cannot Remember the final two... If your student remembers please email me)
Stay safe and healthy! Please email me if you have any questions and post your music activities on Twitter!
Email: Shotwelr@pwcs.edu 

Twitter- @Music.Shotwell