New Music And Songs Official Site: | @steviewf SWF is the dream of and moniker of artist, musician, and self-described mystic, Stevie Weinstein-Foner. Stevie’s songs of love and longing roll from his debut album, Let It Be Told, like mantras blasted from the radio of a brightly painted VW van cruising along a metaphysical highway of endless summer. Let It Be Told (out October 8 via Mecca Lecca Recording Co.) was recorded in Memphis, TN at High Low studios, and the album’s soulful declarations are accompanied by a flock of fuzzy guitars, vibrant vocal harmonies, and very singable hooks. Time Out New York calls SWF "warm, mellow, scruffy rock & roll," and the band’s performances are a passionate celebration of a spirit-driven American experience.
Music Teachers: Printables, Handouts and Materials at zZounds Music is an important component to our life. It brings joy and a feeling a peace. In young children, listening to age appropriate music helps them to learn numbers and letters. Listening to music helps to promote concentration. It may even help improve test scores. ‘Melody’ Continue reading the main story Video For more than two decades, my home country of has had a stable democracy, as well as a thriving economy. At the same time, Chile has one of the largest wealth disparities in the world, reinforced by high tuition rates for secondary and college education. This means Chile has practically no social mobility, for how do you build a better future for yourself without education? This was a question I asked myself while making this short film, in which I explore music’s power to inspire children to escape poverty. Curanilahue is a small former coal-mining town that until recently was one of the poorest in Chile.
Research Songsmith: Teachers' Corner Songsmith is a great way to encourage students to be creative: many music teachers know that sometimes just helping kids “find their spark” is the hardest part of stimulating musical creativity. Furthermore, Songsmith can help you teach musical concepts that are sometimes difficult, particularly how chords are used in pop music and how melodies and chords fit together. Using tools like Songsmith to explore these concepts can help connect what students are learning in music class to the music they listen to at home, whether they’re in third grade or in high school. Even outside of music classes, Songsmith is a great way to encourage creative approaches to learning. We’ve heard from teachers who had students write songs about science concepts, and we’ve heard from parents whose children used Songsmith to memorize their multiplication tables. Thanks to Microsoft’s Partners in Learning Network, yes indeed, Songsmith is free to teachers to use in their classrooms.
Music Education in Homeschool – Guest Post Today’s guest post is from Kate at Modern Alternative Mama showing us just how easy it is to include music in our homeschool. Don’t forget to stop by her blog and show her some love. Back before I had kids, I was a music teacher. Since they were born, though, I haven’t been so interested in teaching other peoples’ kids, and recently stopped entirely.
The Sounds of Change Objectives: Activities will help students: Explain how music evokes feelings and emotion.Understand relationships between music and culture.Analyze song lyrics to critically examine themes and messages.Consider the effectiveness of music to communicate ideas.Use music to express a personal viewpoint or message about a tolerance-related issue that’s important to them. Essential Questions: What can we learn from music? Keeping Score Please sign in using one of our supported services to begin saving your favorite programs and videos. We have updated our registration process. Please sign in using one of our supported services to bookmark your favorite programs and videos. If you have a PBS account, your stored favorites and viewing history will be safely migrated.
Tools for Teaching A preview of Smithsonian Folkways on iTunes U. Click the image to launch iTunes on your computer. Smithsonian Folkways is committed to offering educational materials to complement the music on our site. The Levelator® from The Conversations Network As of the end of 2012, the Levelator is no longer supported or being updated by The Conversations Network. We have therefore stopped accepting donations. Please continue to download and use the most-recent versions. Windows Requires Windows XP, Vista or 7 Download The Levelator® for Windows (version 2.1.1) Latest build: 4261 Download previous versions:
Homemade Musical Instruments All children love music, and what better way to inspire them than by making their own homemade musical instruments! Kids get to be creative in two ways, by actually creating their own instrument and then by making their own music. Not only are these fun crafts to make, they also make use of recycled materials, like tin cans, toilet paper and paper towel rolls. Easy TambourineAges 3 and up This Easy Tambourine is a great homemade instrument for any child. You may need to tie on the bells, put they'll love to decorate it and then play some music! KazooAges 3 and up This is a very fun and easy musical instrument to make!
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