In the House of Sound where the science of music and musical instruments is always being investigated, Greg Foot and Fran Scott investigate brass instruments and how they make their loud, bright sounds.
The Philharmonia Orchestra have created videos for every instrument of the orchestra. Each player informs you a bit about the instrument and demonstrates how it sounds. Very educational and interesting!
Import a track or create your song from scratch, collaborate with creators and producers, and publish your epic hits for the global BandLab community! Our easy-to-use multi-track editor is a launchpad that lets you record, edit and remix any tune to perfection. Throw in creative effects, beats, loops, and vocals from hundreds of free sound packs available, and be inspired by samples from musical genres like EDM, dubstep, garage, hip-hop, house, rock, rap and more.
An app where you start with a blank stave to drag and drop notes onto, choose the instrument, add more staves, more instruments, more notes – the sky is the limit! You can listen back to your compositions and share them with others.
This website provides music and backing tracks for trumpet, cornet, tenor horn, french horn, baritone and trombone. There are different levels to choose from, depending on how many notes the pupil has learnt.
Use this website to practice your sight reading, melodic recall and harmonic recall tests for your Rock School Grade. Simply use the Library drop down menu and go to Practice Exams and select the grade and test you wish to practice.
Strum Professor is an arcade-style guitar game that uses sound recognition to test your guitar chord switching skills. Chord symbols fall down the screen and your mission is to strum them on your real guitar to make them disappear before they get to the bottom. Try strumming along to the drumbeat too to work on your strumming rhythm. Each level brings new chords, faster tempo. Make sure your guitar is in tune before playing
On this free smartphone app you can challenge yourself to identify as many notes on the stave as you can in a given time. You can make the time longer or shorter depending on how much you want to challenge yourself.
Create your own family band. This website is full of sheet music for a wide variety of instruments so families where siblings and parents play different instruments can create their own bands. Simply print off the music and enjoy!
Sing Up has produced a home-learning section of its website, providing free resources for pupils to access at home. This includes warmups, lyrics and backing tracks to some of its most popular songs. Why not have a concert for your family or friends online?
These are warming-up and technical exercises for singers – and people who need to sing (eg, instrumentalists doing aural tests). The site has the books in pdf form, and backing tracks for the exercises
A simple video repeatedly sounding the plucked open strings of a violin, so that students (or parents) can alter their pegs/fine tuners to match the correct pitch, thereby tuning their violin. A useful alternative to a tuning app.