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Introduction

Musipedia is an open music encyclopedia. This online tool gives the user many options to search for a piece of music. The user has the option of either whistling the tune into a microphone plugged into the computer, playing it on a virtual piano keyboard, tapping the rhythm on the computer keyboard, or by entering the Parsons code. This is a great way to bring the history of music into the classroom without it being boring to the students.

How to Search for a Tune

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Keyboard - The user can play the tune by using a keyboard and the notes will appear on the screen.

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Contour - The user can select whether the tune goes up, down, or repeat by pressing U for up, D for down and R for repeat on the keyboard.

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Flash Piano - A virtual piano appears on the screen and the user can use the mouse to play the notes.

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Microphone - The user can use the microphone to whistle the tune.

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Rhythm - The user can user the space bar on the keyboard the tap the rhythm of the tune.


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I like this tool because it brings creativity to the classroom and it will encourage my students to be active learners. The fact that students can use the computer to look for information in class is already an exciting activity for them. In elementary school, not every student can whistle, and for those students, they can search for their music by either using the keyboard or remembering the rhythm. In order for the students to search for a tune, they will have to remember it, which is great!!

In My Classroom

I can integrate this tool in my classroom by allowing my student to look for music based on what they can remember. After teaching a lesson on a composer, I can then have my students search for the music based on what they can remember. I can play an entire song for my students, partner them up and then have them look for the song that I played. I see this as a team building exercise, helping my students to stay focus and a fun activity exercise.


Website link
http://www.musipedia.org

Resources

http://www.musipedia.org/about.html