101 Albums To Hear Before You Die These days, there's more good music available at your fingertips than you could ever hope to listen to. Confused as to where to begin? We don't blame you. But there are some albums so seminal, so integral to the core of modern sound or just so damned brilliant that you need to get them on your musical bucket list: End. “Concerning death in Japanese Buddhism, it is not the end of life but just a turning point. “I love her music but I'm not a freaky fan, I couldn't name all of her songs or anything. “Vocoders generally have a rough time, but if you want to listen to it done well you need to hear this album. “I was on the train for four hours the other day, missing my husband [Josh Homme], so I started listening to his records. “I got it when I was 15 and immediately related to it. “When I listen to this album, I know that I am truly alive. "So many things have been influenced by ESG. “The people I love and fight with the most love 'Siamese Dream’. “It doesn't fuck about.
Song Meanings at Songfacts How to use songs in the English language classroom What makes for a successful song-based lesson? Adam Simpson, second-time winner of the British Council’s Teaching English blog award for his post on conditionals (written with Paul Mains), explains. One of the big problems we all face, whether teaching English to children or adults, is maintaining learners’ interest throughout our lessons. Consequently, we often have to be very creative in the techniques we use. What makes music such a great teaching tool is its universal appeal, connecting all cultures and languages. Planning for the use of songs in class The process of selecting a song is one of the most difficult aspects of using music in a lesson. Carefully examine what it is you want your class to learn in the lesson Is this going to be a lesson focusing on vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, or a particular topic? Think about the language level of your class How old are your learners? Are there any specific cultural issues regarding the make-up of your class? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Key Chords Key Chords app generates guitar chord progressions automatically. Use it free online, or get the app for Mac, Windows or iOS (iPad) - Click on a chord to preview how it sounds. - Drag and drop to arrange the chord progression - Tweak the settings to control the playback speed Or role the dice and Key Chords will automatically generate a nice sounding progression. Select a Key: Select a key and choose a the major or minor scale. The resulting chord chart will display applicable chords for the selected key. Click a chord: ... and you will hear a cheap computer generated guitar playing the chord. Drag & Drop: - Chords from the chart into the progression timeline. - Rearrange Chords in the progression. - Remove chords from the progression. Roll the Dice: ... and a random chord progression will appear in the timeline. The numbers below each chord in the progression refer to the number of "beats" the chord will linger for. The "Rake Speed" refers to the speed of a single "strum." The main chart areas.
Lyrical English | Free Song Based Lesson Plans ESL Lesson Plans and Resources on Music7 March is Music in our Schools Month! There has never been a better excuse to get up and dance with your students. To encourage you to bring music into your classroom throughout the year, we’ve created a collection of useful links. These links are full of ideas for using music in the classroom. You will find lesson plans, teacher reflections, books, webinars, website reviews, and more. Music-Themed Lesson Plans Check out our Famous People section for lesson plans on Whitney Houston, Bob Marley, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Elvis Presley, and John Lennon. Check out our Famous Things section for lesson plans on Jazz, Hip Hop, and Rock n’ Roll. We have Discussion Starters lesson plans on Talent and Music Piracy, and Mini-Debates on File Sharing and Live 8 Concerts. Flashcards Are you looking for images related to music? Authentic Materials and WarmUps What Makes a Teacherjerker? Teaching With the Chimes of Freedom Album Street Musician Experiment
Stories Behind David Bowie's Songs Over six decades on from his debut record (“Liza Jane” by his first group, The King Bees), David Bowie is arguably the most vital musician of his generation. Aside from his daring sonic explorations (in a little over the last decade alone, there was the drums ’n’ bass of Earthling and the innovative concept art of Outside), Bowie has diversified to pursue other interests (as far back as 1972 he said, “I’m not content to be a rock ’n’ roll star all my life”). In recent years he’s been an Internet service provider and web host, journalist, wallpaper designer, photographer, painter, actor and one-man corporation (in 1997, he became the first pop star to offer himself as a share issue, with “Bowie Bonds”). Bowie left this earth on January 10 after an 18-month battle with cancer. To celebrate David Bowie’s life, here are portions of an interview Bill DeMain had with him in 2003 during a day in New York City, with stories behind some of his favorite songs. Little Richard. “Fame.” Yes.
1,197 ESL Songs For Teaching English Worksheets Music can be a great way to connect with your students. Even students who aren’t fluent in English often know the words of popular songs phonetically, which makes these songs ideal resources for teaching your students certain forms of grammar, as well as vocabulary. Many students are happy to work with the unusual phrasing of song lyrics, because they’re learning new meanings for a piece of music that already has meaning in their lives. You might never have noticed it before, but many songs’ lyrics involve just one single tense - which means that as soon as you find a song that contains the tense you want to teach, you’ve got the makings of an exercise that your students will love. They’ll get to brag to their non-English-speaking friends that they know exactly what the song’s lyrics say, so they’ll be extra-motivated to stick with you throughout the activity to make sure they learn those meanings correctly.
Boogie Nights: A History Of Funk In Dayton | WYSO During the 1970’s, a new genre of music called funk was making its way into the American mainstream and Dayton, Ohio was at the epicenter. Community Voices Producer Basim Blunt says that more funk bands came from Dayton, than any other place in the world. This story is about the world famous funk bands that hailed from the city’s West Side, and one community’s attempt to honor their legacy before the music fades. “I used to watch the Ohio Players practice when I was a kid in a garage,” says Daytonian Harold Remblert, Jr. Remblert is a true funketeer. Fast forward 30 years and I find myself with a wife, house and kids and living where else? The Ohio Players were the first band to set it off in a big way. “I’m the one who made that famous song,” Marshall says, “And I get emails from all over the world of bass players telling me about how they was impressed that they grew up on my music and so forth. “Dayton kept us grounded. Slave’s first single, “Slide,” was an instant funk classic.
EFL / ESOL / ESL Educational Songs and Activities: Song Lyrics for Teaching English as a Second Language These EFL/ESOL/ESL lyrics are available from a variety of albums: Songs that Teach Conversational English and English Vocabulary Action Songs Around the World – Jack Hartmann Can You Move Like Me? – Caroline and Danny Circle of Friends – Ron Brown Family Dance – Dr. – Music with Mar. – Jay Cleveland Jump for Numbers 0-10 – Ron Brown Jump, Jump, Jump – Jeanne Nelson and Hector Marín Stand Up – Skip West We Walk – Music with Mar. Alphabet The ABC Rap – The Gum Rappers Letter Blender – Music Movement & Magination Letter Sounds A to Z – Jack Hartmann Who Knows the Alphabet Sounds? – ABC's & Much More Animals African Safari – Diana Colson Baboon Baby – Diana Colson Do You Know These Sounds? – Jeanne Nelson and Hector Marín Doing the Flamingo Walk – Diana Colson Elephants – Diana Colson Giraffe – Diana Colson Lion Pride – Diana Colson Mosquito – Jeanne Nelson and Hector Marín My Fish – Jeanne Nelson and Hector Marín My Pet Turtle – Jeanne Nelson and Hector Marín Please Say Cheese (Animal Names and Movements) – Dr.
Folk Music of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales & America Welcome to Lesley Nelson-Burns' (aka the Contemplator)'s Folk Music Site.Folk and Traditional Music and Popular Songs, with Lyrics, Midi, Tune Information and History behind the folksongs and ballads. Irish, British and American Folk Music including Francis J. Child Ballads and Sea Shanties. The background music is Spanish Ladies Sequenced by Lesley Nelson-Burns Please be aware that the midi controller will work in Chrome, Firefox, and Opera, but it does not function in Internet Explorer or Edge. If you wish to use any of these tunes in an archive or on a webpage READ THIS.If you have questions, please go to the Introduction. There is a Framed Version with all of the songs listed on the right frame by subject for easy browsing. Because of the many requests I receive for information on songbooks and other resources I have become an Amazon Associate (that's the book store type Amazon...)
The Best Online Karaoke Sites For English Language Learners I’ve used music a lot with English Language Learners. Singing feels much less threatening to many who are learning a new language. Karaoke is a good language-development activity, and there are quite a few karaoke sites on the Internet. I thought it would be a good topic for a short “The Best…” list. In order to make it on this list, a site has to be available free-of-charge (or at least some of its resources have to be free), easy-to-use, require no download, and allow students — either alone or in a group — to record themselves singing. There are only a few sites that meet that criteria. SMS Tunes is another similar site. Sing Snap is the newest addition to this list. KaraSongs doesn’t allow students to record themselves, but they have tons of great videos showing the lyrics to popular songs with instrumental accompaniment. Red Karaoke The Karaoke Channel You might also be interested in The Best Music Websites For Learning English and The Best Sites To Practice Speaking English. Related
5 Tools Students Can Use to Create Music Online Online music creation tools can be used by students to make music to use in projects like podcasts and videos. Students can also use online music creation tools to experiment with rhythms and sounds to learn how music is made. The following free tools can be used for either of those purposes.Soundtrap is a fantastic tool for creating music online. The cool thing about Soundtrap is that students can use virtual instruments to create music or they can record themselves playing music on an instrument and then use that recording in conjunction with the virtual instruments in the Soundtrap environment. BandLab is a free service that enables you to create music in your web browser or through free Android and iOS apps. Soundation is a service that allows anyone to create and remix sound tracks online. Beat Lab is a free service through which you can experiment with thousands of sound and rhythm combinations.