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Image of woman playing a saxophoneDo you ever wonder where your favorite band would be without music? Learn how "note"-able music is in our society by clicking on the links below.

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Music NetSites for Information

Music is a great way for developing a kids intelligence!

If you have high aspirations for your child in music or not, learning and listening to music is quite advantageous for children of all ages.

It's common for mothers of very young children to sing to them, in order to calm them at the end of the day, so they go to sleep. Hymns and patriotic music are played in official occasions and conventions, to arouse patriotic feelings in people. Loud and fast music with strong tempo is played at parties, to motivate people to dance and have fun.

Music has power to change mood and affect us all in unique ways.

When your child is learning to play music, he/she is achieving all this growth, while having fun and enjoying himself. If you love music, or are interested in music yourself, why not do this activity with your kid? It will bring you closer together, and strengthen the bond you have with your children forever! Music is a great way to improve relationships with kids of all ages.

Item American Music Collections - The American Music Collections document this country's diverse popular music and performance traditions. The strength of these collections is the music of the late nineteenth through the twentieth centuries including Big Band jazz, Gospel and African American sacred music, and folk music.

Item America's Stories - See, Hear and Sing - Watch a movie, hear a song, play a tune from America's past.

Item Kids' Castle - This Smithsonian site has information to kids' questions on sports, history, the arts, travel, science and air and space, all with great photos.

Item Sing-Along with National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences - NIEHS has included this sing-along section to teach environmental health science through song.

Item Sound Site - Close your eyes, open your ears, and explore the world of sound! This neat site has audio clips, activities, and discussions about composition to help you learn.

Item The Music of Sound - Neanderthal Jam - You could learn a lot from old musical instruments. We're not talking about a pawnshop full of rusted saxophones and busted guitars, but about partly fossilized bones with holes that look suspiciously like wind instruments.

Item The Music Room - The Museum also explores history through dozens of musical performances every year.

Organization Sites

Item Children's Music Net - This site has plenty of fun stuff - a concert calendar, radio list, and the "Children's Music Gazette".

Item I Hear America Singing - Have you ever thought about how American songs developed? This PBS site has a timeline covering the history of American concert song as well as information on the writers, composers, artists, and movements that left their mark.

Item Jazz Kids - Check out this fun newspaper for kids featuring news and reviews, kids' writing, games, trivia, and more!

Item New York Philharmonic Kidzone - Meet composers and members of the orchestra, check out the Insider's Guide, explore all kinds of instruments, invent one of your own, and so much more on this dazzling site!

Item Playmusic - A cool site for kids from the American Symphony Orchestra League. Learn all about classical music and the instruments that make it.

Item San Francisco Symphony Kids Site - This website, in conjunction with our live performances, provide a great way for people of all ages to hear, learn, and have fun with music. Consider this site your premier web destination for learning about music.

Education Sites

Item Instrument Encyclopedia! - The purpose of this site is to allow you to explore the diversity and creativity of musical traditions as you browse our gallery or search for a favorite instrument.

Commercial Sites

Item Dallas Symphony Orchestra - DSO Kids - DSOKids is the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's magical doorway to a world of musical fun and learning for students. The site's mission is to provide attractive, accessible and child-friendly resources that introduce symphonic music, the orchestra and its instruments, and to encourage young people to explore the world of the symphony orchestra.

Item - All the kids songs you find on this site are FREE: listen, download, play them on your computer, or burn them to a personal CD for boombox or car listening

Item Kididdles - MoJo is a singin', swingin' music mouse-chine! She'll be happy to take you on a guided tour of her Musical Mouseum.

Item Young Composers - This site allows young composers to share their music and to talk to other young musicians.