Each BGE year-group has been assigned a music teacher who is setting regular work and assignments via Microsoft teams. Each team can be accessed by logging into GLOW and using the below codes to join. There are also many music sheets/resources available in the files section of each Team.
S3 – Mr Phillips: 5so2s9y – Currently studying composition using Noteflight
Additional Classwork Resources
- Noteflight (For composition/notation)
- Music Lab – Fun games and interesting demonstrations. See Mr Phillips intro here.
- Soundation – Record, remix and use loops to make your own tracks. Online version of Logic Pro X as used in the classroom. Mr Phillips intro here.
Many London West-End theatres/production companies are streaming their musicals for free! A quick Google will tell you the latest places to find these. For example, keep an eye on The Shows Must Go On! for Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals.
The Met Opera in New York are streaming a new opera every night completely free. Watch world class performances here.
Websites for Learning and Revision
Instruments of the Orchestra
My Music Online – password protected. Contact your music teacher via GLOW Teams.
There are many good apps for Android and Apple to assist with making music at home, including digital keyboards, tuned percussion and guitars that can be played from a phone or tablet. These are perfect for practising some of the pieces uploaded to teams if you can’t access instruments at home. Personal favourite is Magic Piano – Check this one out.
Here are some of our other favourites for listening:
It almost goes without saying that Spotify/Amazon Music/Deezer/Apple Music are all great subscription services to listen to an enormous variety of music. Listening to a wide range of styles is vital to promote a well-rounded musical awareness.
On top of that:
Soundcloud – full of artists and performers where you can listen to music for free. Discover new up-and-coming talent.
Bandcamp – access to thousands of tracks of many different genres. Great for exploring music you’ve never heard before.
BBC Sounds – OK, so not a music app as such, but many, many interesting programmes and podcasts in all genres of music you can imagine, including soundtracks to many TV shows. My current favourite – Noughts + Crosses – The Soundtrack
And some great apps for making your own music:
Garageband – Apple only. Fantastic for experimenting with your own recordings. Record yourself or the whole household singing along with your own pot-and-pan drum beats!
Musyc – Create music based on drawing shapes!
Figure – Apple only – create electronic loops using drums, bass and lead melodies. Made by Propellerhead Software who make some fantastic music tech stuff.
Sing! Kareoke – Sing along with loads of backing tracks. Duet with other users and share your results!
Ninja Jamm – layer beats, instruments or remix existing music.
With lots more to explore, let us know what you find via GLOW Teams!