ESL Through Music: Other Useful Music Resources
Conversation Questions - Music: Over sixty questions.
E. L. Easton - English - Music & Lyrics - Links to a wide variety of music links.
Time 2 Learn – Most of the resources on this site are for paying subscribers, but there is a sample lesson on musical instruments and an e-book on the continents. A trial subscription is also available. Lessons and e-books make use of audio files.
Charts All Over the World - Hundreds of top hits music charts.
Audio for ESL/EFL: Learn a Song - "MP3 Files to Help You Learn Songs in English. Learn to sing folk songs, campfire songs and group-singing songs that native English speakers sing."
Terry Kelly- "A Pittance of Time" - YouTube videos
Preterit by Manu Payet - A song on irregular verbs by French comedian Manu Payet. Your students will get a kick out this!
English Listening Room - Listen to the songs in RealAudio and fill in the missing words in the blanks. Songs included are: Arkansas Traveler - Buffalo Gals - Cindy - Little Bo Peep - Little Liza Jane - Swanee River - Weeping Willow
TESL: Songs – A number of annotated links to Web sites containing music related resources for TESL.
Music Themed Coloring Pages - Ten coloring pages.
Musical Instrument Encyclopedia - experience a sampling of instruments, complete with images and music samples." For each of the 22 instruments featured, there is a picture of the instrument, a short descriptive paragraph, and a sound file in RealAudio.
Encyclopedia of Music in Canada - An electronic version of the Second Edition.
Arts Alive – Music Resources for Teachers - The National Arts Centre (NAC) presents ArtsAlive.ca Music, a great place to discover the excitement of the performing arts! Learn all about orchestral music, the NAC Orchestra, its musicians and friends, great composers, conductors and much more!
BBC – Guide to the Orchestra - Hear a horse neighing through a trumpet; meet the violinist who could have been a gardener, see if you can spot the orchestra, and much more.
Canadian Social Studies Songs - This resource provides the lyrics (and in some cases sound clips) for songs about Canada's history, prime ministers, geography, and way of life.
CBC Archives: Arts and Entertainment - Hundreds of thousands of hours of radio and television history at both the CBC and Radio-Canada have been restored, preserved and catalogued for safe-keeping and for use by future generations. This page features topics on Canadian arts and entertainment. Students and teachers can access videos and radio sound clips. Some topics are accompanied by educational activities.
Classics for Kids® - In the classroom, classical music can be an exciting tool. The Classics for Kids® lesson plans and teaching resources give teachers practical, effective plans and activities that use classical music to help children learn.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra — Musical Instruments - Learn about the four different families of musical instruments that are present in a symphony orchestra. Members of the families are "related" by the similar ways in which they produce sound.
Play Music - Play Music is a children’s web site sponsored by the League of American Orchestras. The goal of this site is to provide information to youth about music in an interesting and fun presentation. Children can learn about the instruments that make up an orchestra, learn about composers and play online games.
Science of Music - Explore the science of music with us, through these online exhibits, movies, and questions. Along the way, you can compose, mix, dance, drum, experiment, and above all…listen.