Lots of Online Music Resources

Here are popular online royalty-free music resources for presentations, classwork, and projects (click here for updates):

  1. Audio Archive–millions of varied musical selections
  2. Bensound–royalty free
  3. dig.ccMixter--free for commercial too
  4. Fesliyan
  5. Free Music Archive
  6. Free Stock Music
  7. MusOpen–royalty-free music
  8. Pixabay Music
  9. Videvo–royalty-free music

Looking for general music sites? Check these out:

  1. Math Science Music
  2. Music Games
  3. Sing Sharp (app)
  4. SFKids–from the San Francisco Symphony
  5. Sparky’s Magic Piano–from 1987, but a good story.

…and then a few in these categories:

Free sound effects

  1. Sound Bible–free sound bites
  2. Type “animal sounds” into the Google search bar and get a large variety

Listening to and Learning about Music

  1. Dallas Symphony Orchestra for Kid
  2. How Brass Instruments Work
  3. Junkyard orchestra–amazing video
  4. National Jukebox

Make Music

Writing Music

  1. Finale–for writing music, from free to fee (depending upon program); download
  2. Flat.io–write your music scores online
  3. Sibelius–music writing software
  4. SmartMusic–industry standard for elementary grades; PCs, Macs, iPads
  5. Soundation–write music online

Chromebook add-ons

  1. Twisted Wave–record, edit, and share as an MP3 or other options

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