Music and Songs : CONTENTS




(Updated on 13/05/2016)





  • Songs for discussion: FOLK SONGS BY LEVEL, TOPIC & THEME with themes suitable for discussion




  • Lamar, Swift, Trainor Win at 2016 Grammy Awards - Text + Audio + Videos - 16 February 2016
    "Hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar five awards. He had been nominated for 11. Taylor Swift won album of the year for '1989.'
    Ceremony had some good performances and some technical difficulties, including audio problems during a song from Adele."


  • Adele US Concert Tickets Sell in Minutes - Text + Audio - 24 December 2015
    "Do the math: Hundreds of thousands of Adele concert tickets sold out within a few minutes throughout North America for her 56-date tour.
    Many fans went away without tickets if they could not afford the high prices charged by ticket resellers."


  • Movie Shows Rap Group 'Straight Outta Compton' - Text + Audio + Video - 21 August 2015
    "The music genre known as gangster, or gangsta, rap was born in the poor, dangerous neighborhood of Compton, in Los Angeles, California.
    The violence of street life there and tense relations between the community and police influenced the sound."


  • One Billion Young People Risk Hearing Loss From Loud Music - Text + Audio
    "One billion teenagers and young adults around the world risk losing their hearing by listening to loud music.
    This is according to the World Health Organization.
    The U.N. agency is asking young people to turn down the volume to prevent losing their hearing."


  • Music vocabulary (


  • Music You Won’t Hear Anywhere Else - New Orleans brass bands - Audio + Script
    "We go to the music-filled Treme neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana."


  • National Anthems of the World
    "Our website displays the most complete collection of lyrics and audio from the national anthems of all of the countries in the world."


    See National anthems



  • Sound and Hearing (
    1) Identifying sounds 2) Sorting instrument sounds


  • Learn about instruments (
    " Learn about the different families and different types of instruments.
    Click on any instrument to hear it."
  • Cartoon Conductor
    "Roll the cursor around the cartoon to animate it with images and music!"


  • Music - a lesson proposed by Randall S. Davis with :
    - a list of commonly-used vocabulary with a recording of the words in RealMedia format.
    - a short quiz to test students' comprehension of some of the words,
    - a Follow-Up exercise for expanding students' use of the vocabulary in a conversation with a partner or group.