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Monthly Archives: June 2014

“Happy” Summer, Everyone!

Thanks for a great year of music classes at RES & SMS!   I hope everyone has a fun, safe, and restful summer!   Here’s a video share of our RES 3rd & 4th graders singing the song “Happy”.  We had fun recording this track, all the voices you hear are our talented young musicians.  Great Job!



Online Music Tools for Rainy Summer Days!

Hey There!

Below are a few music tools that can be found online, all totally fun and free!   Many of our young musicians at RES & SMS had a look at these in music class last week.   Lots of fun stuff to play, explore,  compose and learn about music this summer when you might be stuck indoors on a rainy day!   Click on each image to give them a try!

1.  Ujam –  Record your voice, or an instrument and instantly create a backing track to accompany yourself!   Plus much more to explore…


2. ToneMatrix –  A grid sequencer of pitches… click around a create a melody!


3. ButtonBass –  Do you like the electronic music called Dubstep?  Check out this interactive instrument for arranging this style of music…so cool!

4. AudioTool –  Do you like to tinker?  Like turning knobs and flipping switches?  This is an online music studio with endless sonic possibilities!  Have Fun…


5. Incredibox  –  Our students saw this last year but they have a fresh version for some super fun a capella music creation!


6.  Soundation –  We’ve also played with this online music studio in the past.  This year our 3rd & 4th graders made their own compositions with this amazing, all inclusive virtual music studio!

7.  SphinxKids –  A great site to learn about the elements of music, composers, music theory, and much more!