There has never been a better time to harness technology for your classroom. The internet is brimming with amazing games and activities. Many of these are perfect for schools. Online music games for the classroom are a brilliant way to connect with students. They will also save you time on preparation – no more photocopying or cutting out!
Students already love using the internet in their spare time. Bringing it into your music classroom will have them looking forward to your class. In this article we present five great online music games for you to include in your lesson plan.
What You'll Learn?
- 1. Music Memory
- 2. Orchestra Game from the Magic Flute
- 3. Solfeg.io
- 4. Theremin by Femur
- 5. Audiotool
1. Music Memory
There are many online music games for elementary students. One of our favorites is Music Memory. This pitch recognition game is perfect for the classroom. When you start the game, it plays a pitch. The screen shows a selection of notes using the Solfa scale of Do, Re, Mi, Fa, So, La, Ti. Students must guess which pitch was sounded. The game will tell you whether they are right or wrong, before moving on to the next pitch.
As well as being a lot of fun, this is a great way improve aural perception skills. You can also use it to teach students about the Solfa system. Encourage students to listen out to hear whether a pitch is higher or lower than the preceding pitch. This will help them to learn about pitch intervals.
2. Orchestra Game from the Magic Flute
This is another online music game that is ideal for elementary school. Orchestra Game from the Magic Flute uses music from this well-known Mozart opera. It teaches students about musical instruments. The screen shows a stage with orchestral instruments below. You will hear the sound of one instrument.
Students must guess which instrument is being played. When they guess the right answer, a cartoon animal appears on the stage playing that instrument. All sections of the orchestra are represented here, as well as piano and harpsichord. This is a fun game with entertaining graphics and a well-designed user interface. Students are sure to enjoy guessing the names of the instruments and seeing the cartoon musicians.
This great online music game is suitable for all ages, from elementary to high school. Solfeg.io features a wide range of songs with full notation available in your browser. You select a song for the class to learn, with genres from Children’s songs through to the latest Pop and Rock hits. The students will be able to read the music while listening to a high quality recording.