Learn Music


Learn how to play music, music theory, about the various instruments here. We list hundreds of learning resources geared to a variety of grade levels and experience levels, so we're guaranteed to be able to help you either get started with music or take your skills to the next level.

We have 12 resources for learning Music including educational Online Classes, Books, CDs, MP3s & Audiobooks, Games, and Android Apps, from providers such as Berklee, Khan Academy, Lynda.com, and Becky Syratt. Find 126 more resources in subtopics including Musical Instruments, Music Theory, Music Appreciation, Singing, and Orchestra.


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123 Kids Fun Music


Pre-K | Android App, iPhone/iPad App

Beautiful, cool and simple music game for toddlers and preschool kids, which inspires and encourages kids to create own music. Great introduction to explore the world of music and sounds. This...

$120

A History of Western Music (Ninth Edition)


College | Book

Combining current scholarship with cutting-edge pedagogy, the Ninth Edition of A History of Western Music is the text that students and professors have trusted for generations. Because listening is...

$20
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Become a Recording Engineer


College | Online class

A modern recording engineer understands the value of mastering the fundamentals of analog and digital audio, microphones, signal flow, and capturing audio in all types of locations and for all...

$19

Can You Hear It?


2nd - 6th | Book, Audio CD/MP3

In association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art Now the best-selling series Can You Find It? in a great new format! Similar to Abrams best-selling series, Can You Find It?, in this book, young...

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Creating Synthesizer Sounds for Electronic Music (Project-Centered Course)


College | Online class

What you’ll achieve: In this project-centered course*, you will create sounds and use them in your own musical compositions. Whether you’re an aspiring producer, composer, or hobbyist, this course...

$7

M is for Melody: A Music Alphabet


1st - 4th | Book

From the oom pah pah of the brass section to the tickle and tease of the keyboard ivories, “M is for Melody” gives a music lesson in alphabet form. Instruments, composers, terms, and even musical...

Free

Music


4th - College | Online class

How are time, duration and rhythm expressed in musical notation? Find out here with easy-to-follow lessons presented by music director Gerard Schwarz, with video examples provided by the All-Star...

Free

Music and Social Action


College | Online class

What is a musician’s response to the condition of the world? Do musicians have an obligation and an opportunity to serve the needs of the world with their musicianship? At a time of crisis for the...

Free

Music basics


High School - College | Online class

The basic principles of music are explained in plain language with helpful graphics and live video demonstrations. If you have ever wondered “How does music work?” than you’ll find answers here....

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Pro Tools Basics


College | Online class

Producing music is an incredibly creative process, and knowing the tools of the trade is essential in order to transmit the musical ideas in your head into the DAW in a creative and uninhibited...

$15

The Batsford Book of Music for Children


Kindergarten - 4th | Book, ebook/Kindle

Meet Trudi Treble and Barry Bass: they’re here to take kids on a musical journey! With their help, children aged 5 to 9 will begin to learn the language of music and understand clefs, staves,...

$8

Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin


Pre-K - 3rd | Book, Audio CD/MP3

With mournful moan and silken tone, itself alone comes ONE TROMBONE… Then a trumpet joins in to become a duet; add a French horn and voila! you have a trio — and on it goes until an entire...

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the best way to learn Music?

The best learning resource is the one that you will stick with. For some students, that means a resource that's fun and engaging like a mobile or PC game. For others it's a resource that lets them learn on their own time, like a mobile app or YouTube channel. For other students, it's a resource that emphasizes reinforcement, such as a workbook or set of printable worksheets. The best way to figure out what is right for you is to look at a wide range of resources, keeping your selection criteria in mind. Search our database of 12 resources for learning Music.

What should I consider when choosing a learning resource for Music?

Think about what is going to help you continue with the resource and actually complete it. Primary considerations should be:

  • Time commitment - how much time can you spend with this resource per day/week?
  • Portability - will you be studying at home or in other places, such as on the bus or after school?
  • Reinforcement learning - does the resource offer reinforcement? Think about whether you'll want exercises or printable worksheets to help you practice what you learned.
  • Price - does the resource require a monthly subscription? This may be fine for topics you can learn in a month or two, but it may be prohibitively expensive otherwise.
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