MUSIC EDUCATION

Infants may be born recognizing perfect pitch.   According to a San Jose Mercury News article of March 6,2001, a study at Univ. of Wisconsin found infants to focus more attention when played tones that were in perfect pitch.   The speculation was that the same hard-wiring that enables language might also enable babies to recognize perfect pitch.  But unless they practice that application they tend to lose that ability.  These findings are consistent with other research that found learning musical instruments at a very young age helps develop absolute pitch.

Of course, your piano needs to be in tune to experiment with the above hypothesis.

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Music Education Related links:

Sfskids.com - A San Francisco Symphony learning website for kids and families

PianoNanny  -  Interesting and comprehensive online piano course

Teach Me Piano - Interactive multimedia piano instruction

Classicaliscool  - Classical info site with interesting parts (check out the Mood Fix link)

Gary Ewer's Easy Music Theory - What's the difference between a Diatonic and a Chromatic Semitone?  Stay ahead of your kids as they take music lessons, or brush up your knowledge (try the free lessons)

Piano History -  This UK site has  information on piano history

Carnegie Hall   - How do you get to Carnegie Hall?  Practice, Practice, Practice.

Happy Note  -  Learn music theory with games (click on English version for translation)

Music Scores. com  - Free sheet music site plus more

Sheetmusic America -  Another sheet music site

Free Sheet Music Net - many links to sheet music,  music search engines, and other useful links

Music, Wellness and the Brain -Yamaha links to Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, Amer Music Therapy Assoc.,etc

 Steinway & Sons   - Early childhood music education research c/o Steinway Corp

Fun Music Links   -   Classical/Jazz  News, Artist Interviews, Downloads,etc

Marbeth Music Site - A veritable plethora of music teaching hints, music theory, and fun information

Good-Ear  - So  your friend says she has perfect pitch, check it out. 

EarMaster  - Ear training software for musicians and teachers

Hitsquad -   shareware music software

JAZCLASS -  Good basic music theory clearly presented;  info on Jazz,  Blues, etc. from Australia.

A Passion for Jazz - History, Education pages, and Midi files of Jazz

MTAC    Music Teachers Association Of California

Balinese Gamelan - Balinese Gamelan information and Midi Rhythm exercises

Mysheetmusic  - sheet music download site

Good selection of lots of digital sheetmusic;  Try this link:   children's music

The Teaching Company - Fine Arts & Music courses on tapes "How to listen to and understand great music",  "Concert     masterworks", "Bach and the High Baroque", etc.

Music Educators Marketplace - Creative music theory games, books, media, gifts, teaching aids

Society for Music Theory - Numerous interesting  links (on left side, go down to beginners theory - resources), try this one: music magic for on-line piano lessons, or this one for reading music:  Infinite variety of music

Plan a musical weekend! - Music events, symphony, and music organization links  in and around Silicon Valley.  Try a concert or go to a college recital.  The're all there on the Silicon Valley Events page.

 

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Music Store - a page with some of the items from the affiliated commercial sites (each picture linked to the sites)

Note:  If you have a soundcard/speakers and midi player (Crescendo, Realplayer, Winamp, Microsoft  Media Player, etc.) you should check out the links on the midi & DKV page.  Some very good sequenced Chopin, Beethoven, jazz, rock, etc. can be heard.  All of it is public domain music or released to the linked sites for your free enjoyment.  It's also excellent background music while you decide which concert to attend.

Local College & Community Music Education  Links

 

 

 

TEACHERS ..before your students purchase their next piano they should read this =>

                                                and this pianoguru page:    Buy/Sell Piano

 

                        "At The Beginning, Teaching Piano to the Very Young", Excellent early music guide (see reviews)

 

 

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