via Engaging the Digital Natives by Jerri Davis
The Method Behind the Music is a website we have found to be quite useful in our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade Music classes.
The Method Behind the Music provides a short, although comprehensive, course on Music Theory. The Music Theory section offers lessons covering music notation, intervals, scales and key signatures, and reading tablature. The lessons not only offer written information, but with each topic visual representations are given. The Method Behind the Music also includes a music dictionary helping with vocabulary during the lessons.
The Method Behind the Music has more than just Music Theory. The Method Behind the Music also offers lessons on the mechanics of instruments, giving examples of each type of instrument and how the instrument works; lessons on the styles and history of music; and a short section on conducting.
What the students found most enjoyable is the flash piano.
The Method Behind the Music includes a flash piano allowing students to put into practice what they are learning from the lessons included on the site. This is definitely a resource worth checking into, kudos to our music teacher, Mrs. Clardy on a great find!