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Mrs. Strand in the 8th Grade
The Music Parents' Guide

Long Beach Unified School District - 2017 Honor Band and Ohlendorf Honor Orchestra Students
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Disney Performing Arts 2016 - 6th Grade Band & Orchestra
Disney Performing Arts 2016 6th Grade Band & Orchestra
Disney Performing Arts 2016 - 7th & 8th Grade Band & Orchestra
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7th & 8th Grade Bands & Orchestras at Disneyland Performing Arts Workshop - May 29, 2014
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Tincher Preparatory School Bands - Disney Performing Arts - May 30, 2013
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Tincher Preparatory School Orchestras - Disney Performing Arts - May 30, 2013
Tincher Preparatory School Orchestras - Disney Performing Arts - May 30, 2013
Disney Performing Arts - May 31, 2012 - 8th Grade Band, Orchestra & Chorus
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Disney Performing Arts - May 31, 2012 - 6th & 7th Grade Band, Orchestra & Chorus
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Disney Performing Arts - May 31, 2011
Tune-In Workshop

Mrs. Strand

Practice reading music while playing fun games, and more!
Try out some of the many music note games on this amazing website!
Beginning Band Bootcamp
Beginning Band Bootcamp

The mission of Beginning Band Bootcamp is to provide a basic crash course for all wind band instruments. The website includes videos on how to assemble, clean & maintain your instrument, beginning note reading and sound production.

Music Reading Lessons, Exercises & Tools
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There is a lot of great information on this website. The best place for students to start is the note trainer, which quizzes them on note names in the clef for their instrument. To get to the note trainer click on Exercises and then click on Note Trainer. Be sure to switch the clef to match your instrument if you are not a treble clef instrument.


Download Sheet Music
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Sheet Music and Guitar Tab Downloads for Nearly 300,000 Arrangements. Just download and print your sheet music.
Plus sync to your iPad, iPhone, Android, PC or the Musicnotes Cloud web app (on most titles).

Orchestra Fingering Drills
Orchestra Fingering Drills
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Percussion Education Percussion Technique Videos: Dr. Gerhart will present various techniques on the percussion instruments. These videos will be 3-5 minutes long. Each video will be graded (beginning, intermediate, and advanced).

Classics for Kids

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San Francisco Symphony Kids

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Want to become a better musician? There's an app for that!

Check out the apps below to use on your phone or tablet:
practice reading notes, counting rhythms, and much more!  


*Please Note: While I have not tested every one personally, these come highly recommended by music educators!

Great tuner app!
Bandmate Chromatic Tuner (for orchestra too!)

The only chromatic tuner that also displays your note on a music staff.

For band, orchestra, guitar, and voice. Designed by music educators, for music educators and students.
Download for free on your mobile device.
Rhythm Cat
Rhythm Cat

Put your rhythm skills to the test!  Above all this game is highly entertaining with a great soundtrack to play along to, but it also has the added benefit of teaching you to read the most commonly used music rhythm notation.  Developed in collaboration with professional musicians and educators.

Treble Cat

Treble Cat is a highly entertaining game designed to help kids and adults learn how to quickly identify notes in the treble clef. This will help to effortlessly improve sight reading skills.  This game has been designed and created in collaboration with professional musicians and educators.

Bass Cat

Bass Cat is a game with 50 highly entertaining levels designed to help kids and adults learn how to quickly identify notes in the bass clef. This will help to effortlessly improve sight reading skills. This game has been designed and created in collaboration with professional musicians and educators.

Blob Chorus Ear Training

This educational game is already used in thousands of schools to introduce children to pitch and improve their musical ear for notes.  Each of the blobs in the chorus sing a note, then king blob sings his note. The name of the game is to identify the blob that sang the same note as king blob. Train your musical ear and improve your ability to pick out a note from a sequence.

Monkey Drum

Making music has never been so fun, or easy! Play realistic instruments  and watch as little jungle animals copy your tunes. See their funny reactions as you feed them bananas, spin them, or bop them on the head! Make them happy and get rewarded with a special song!  Create and listen to real music by drawing and watch as the creatures play your creation. Get creative and re-mix your songs with different instruments, or accessorize your characters with fun items!

My Note Games

HEAR IT, NOTE IT: Listen to the music and write what you hear using the simple drag-and-drop interface. TAP THAT NOTE: Tap on the buttons to name the notes. PLAY THAT NOTE: Recognizes the notes you play on your instrument.  PLAY-A-DAY: Choose a lesson to play with your instrument. Play the eight phrases and get the best score you can, see how your sightreading has improved!

Mozart Interactive

Melody Street is proud to present a brand new interactive musical experience where you get to decide what happens next.  Join Melody Street's host, 10 y/o Ethan Bortnick, and stringed pal Val Violin in playing a duet of Mozart's Rondo Alla Turca.  Choose between Heidi Horn, Timmy Trumpet, and Febe Flute, who are all eager to join in!  Orchestrate your own version of this famous Mozart piece and share your unique creation with others!

Young Music Genius: Classical Wiz

Welcome to the world of classical music in Young Music Genius: Classical Wiz. Learn to identify the instruments used in classical music or discover how the great masterpieces of classical music sounds. Then use your newly gained knowledge in the games section. Either play the instruments or composer quiz, or if you want a real challenge, do the instruments memory which combines both sound and images!

Rhythm Repeat
Rhythm Repeat

Interact with music in a whole new way! Follow the sequence of colorful buttons and repeat them in the same order. After repeating 2 sequences in a row you’ll challenge yourself with rhythm fever mode that will multiply your score! Test your ability to keep up with the accelerating rhythm and enjoy the sound of your favorite instrument. With the unique music created for this game, you will quickly become addicted!

Dr. Seuss Band
Dr. Seuss Band

Experience the excitement as Dr. Seuss Band transforms your device into a vibrant, energetic musical instrument that all ages will enjoy! Jam along with playful Seussian melodies or create your own! As you play, you'll unlock new instruments, silly effects and catchy songs. Contains over 120 combinations of sounds, so you'll always have something to discover!

Hear it, Note it
Hear it, Note it

What's your Aural IQ?  A totally original and addictive music puzzle game for beginners to experts! Listen to the notes, remember them and then write them with the simple drag and drop interface.  Learn and test your skill with infinite note, rhythm, pitch and scale puzzles. This game will vastly improve your ability to remember and understand musical notation and phrases!

Rhythm Sight Reading Trainer

Sight reading can be confusing, especially with syncopations and rests. This app gives you a solid basis for a good rhythmic feel. By tapping the presented exercises, you will develop rhythmic skills much faster.  Each exercise can be played by the device at different speeds so that you can hear how it should sound and get the right rhythmic feel.


NoteWorks is a musical game designed to teach note recognition and improve sight reading skills. Hungry Munchy is eager to swallow elusive blue notes. Your goal is to help Munchy catch each note as quickly as possible. NoteWorks combines learning and fun into a single gratifying experience. The game is both educational and entertaining, with an intuitive and visually appealing interface.