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#626. How to Read Music, eyes and ears for music

Music, level: Middle
Posted Fri Sep 11 07:29:22 PDT 2009 by Gerrit Ebbink (Gerrit Ebbink).
How to Read Music, eyes and ears for music
Wij Maken Het, Netherlands
Materials Required: computer, internet
Activity Time: hours
Concepts Taught: games, theory and tests

How2readmusic.com is a new website for learning to read music through the use of fun games, theory chapters and self-tests. How2readmusic helps students train their ears and eyes through melodic and rhythmic dictation, and exercises in reading and writing music notation. The website even includes a very user-friendly composing program to give students a chance to try their hand at composing!
The chapters on Music Theory teach fundamentals that can be practiced without the trained ear of a teacher present. Music Teachers can encourage students to use How2readmusic.com as a fun way to practice elements of theory outside of lesson time.
The program even comes with a monitoring and guidance system that allows teachers to give assignments and follow their students' progress from week to week! Most importantly, the students have fun while playfully learning the fundamentals of music!