Interactive Whiteboard Activities to Teach Music
MoodStream – Moodstream is a really interesting tool. It combines images (from Getty Images) and audio tracks to suit your mood. Would be good to investigate how different sounds and tunes affect our how we feel. Choose from combinations of happy/sad, calm/lively, warm/cool etc. Is really interesting to leave running for a while and see what it does.
Shaun the Sheep’s Bleat Box – Make music with Shaun the Sheep of Wallace and Gromit fame. Click on a sheep to make them bleat! Great fun. Includes a free play mode or a memory game.
Making Music from Help Kidz Learn – Simply press a piano key or run your finger down the keys on a touch screen, to play the notes. Mouse users can click on the keys. The keys are in different bright colours and marked with the note they play.
Virtual Drum Kit – Ken Brashear has made a giant drum kit that you play simply by hitting the different hotspots on the image. Very therapeutic.
Music Match Game – This game helps you learn how to play the piano and read music. You can learn the notes, learn the keys or both.
Drum Machine – An interactive drum machine that lets you build up different beats to create your own drum track which you can then export as a swf file.
Poisson Rouge Piano – A simple interactive piano that lets you produce a tune and then play it back. Will show the musical notation at the same time.
Muxicall – A collaborative “wall of music” Click on the notes to play a track, but other people can also be using it at the same time and play music between you!
Toy Theatre Music – 4 different games here. Compose your own music, create drum beats, music maker and piano puppet. Try them out!