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Play Ball! Issue Date: 06-12-2016

Cool Spots imageArtsEdge, tinyurl.com/ztxxslt, brings sports and music together when you play Perfect Pitch. Take the Field and choose an era of music to begin. Before you create your lineup, Meet the Players. The Baroque instruments have existed the longest. Learn the Basics, meet the All Stars and gather Fun Facts about each instrument— this knowledge will help you when the game begins. Can you guess which era introduced percussion? Visit the time periods to find out. Each instrument family gained new members in the Romantic era. See if you can name them all. When you are ready, click on home plate to Play Ball!

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Meet the Composer Issue Date: 10-04-2015

Cool Spots imageMeet the artists whose music continues to enthrall us today. Classics for Kids, classicsforkids.com, brings Verdi, Brahms and other famous composers to life through stories, radio programs, games and music. Listen to This Month’s Featured Composer and learn what inspired him. Did you know that Mozart was already an excellent violinist and pianist by the age of 6? He was an acknowledged musical genius. Compose your own music in Games and listen to your original piece. Find out what it’s like to be a conductor, opera singer or performer in Musical Careers. You should bookmark this page for your next music project.

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Meet the Composers Issue Date: 03-29-2015

Cool Spots imageVisit the New York Philharmonic Kidzone, nyphilkids.org/games/main.phtml, for fun games and beautiful music. Choose a portrait in the Composers’ Gallery and learn about famous composers’ lives dating back to the 1600s. Johann Sebastian Bach sang in a choir and played many musical instruments. He is considered the greatest composer of his time. Create your own musical instrument in the Instrument Lab after listening to a variety of instruments’ sounds. Do you play an instrument? When you visit the Musicians’ Lounge, a mentor will help you master your choice of instrument.

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Catchy Tunes Issue Date: 12-21-2014

Cool Spots imageDo you enjoy holiday tunes? Smithsonian Folkways Holiday Music Map, storymaps.esri.com/stories/2013/holiday-music, shares holiday music from around the world. Get up and dance to Puerto Rican Music in Hawaii. You’ll love the wonderful rhythm of the guitar in “Psalm 150” from Mbale, Uganda. Tap your feet as Woody Guthrie sings a clip from “Hanukkah Dance.” “Bulerias de Navidad” is a fast-paced traditional tune from Jerez, Spain. You can select songs from the map yourself or Start Audio Tour to have the site play them all for you. The playlist includes 56 songs from 24 nations.

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Meet the Orchestra Issue Date: 09-28-2014

Cool Spots imageDid you know that more than half the instruments in an orchestra are strings? Visit the Orchestra Fact Files, bbc.co.uk/northernireland/schools/4_11/music/mm/flash/orchestra_factfiles.swf, where you’ll walk right onto a concert hall stage and learn about the instruments as you listen to them. For instance, did you know that louder instruments are placed in the back of the orchestra? The conductor uses a baton to keep time and make sure the musicians play when they should. The violin can be played either with a bow or by plucking its strings, a technique called “pizzicato.”

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