Online resources for musicians in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak

As the self-distancing measures come into play all around the world, we are all taking to the internet to keep our lives going as much as we can. Musicians are looking for ways to play and share their music with each other, as well as continuing to teach and reach out to their students to keep them motivated.

In light of this, I’m compiling a list of online resources which are popping up or being offered free of charge which may be of help to musicians in this difficult time. I’ll also include other previous resources which may be of use. If you have any to add, then feel free to email me and I’ll add them to the list.

Concerts and programmes

BBC plan to launch arts and culture into the home
https://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/aboutthebbc/entries/9b107488-0154-4435-a9a1-81bd16224086

Royal Opera House free online content
 

Met Opera to screen free performances online
http://www.openculture.com/2020/03/the-met-opera-streaming-free-operas-online-to-get-you-through-covid-19.html

Berlin Philharmonic free performances if you sign up before March 31
https://www.berliner-philharmoniker.de/en/titelgeschichten/20192020/digital-concert-hall/

Streaming service for arts and culture

https://www.marquee.tv 

Virtual performing groups you can join

Gareth Malone’s Great British home chorus
https://decca.com/greatbritishhomechorus/

For fellow fluties, Flute Center of New York Virtual flute choir (I shall be joining in with this one!)
http://www.flutes4sale.com/pages/choir

Interactive sites

National curriculum and instrumental resources

charanga.com

Similar to Charanga

focusonsound.com 

Online music creation software

soundtrap.com 

Similar to soundtrap

bandlab.com 

Online notation software

noteflight.com

Online learning instrument and songs. Write and record your own music.

littlekidsrock.org/jamzone/ 

General Teaching Resources

All resources offered through the Twinkl website are free for the next month only if you signup using the code UKTWINKLHELPS

http://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

BBC launches BBC Teach containing video and audio clips arranged by age group

http://www.bbc.co.uk/teach

Flash cards and quizzes

quizlet.com

Quiz/learning game creator

kahoot.com

 

 

Music Theory

Online exercises and resources

http://www.musictheory.net

http://www.mymusictheory.com

My own online lessons and courses for Grades 1-3

http://www.claireholdich.co.uk/lessons/musictheory/index.html

My helpsheets available to download

http://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/c_holdich

 

Stay safe, and keep making music!