Events

The Kennedy Center: Woodwind Instruments and Pitch
The Kennedy Center

What makes a flute sound different from a saxophone?

 

The Kennedy Center: Amazing Fibonacci - Hidden Life of Numbers Make Memorable Music
The Kennedy Center

Using the Fibonacci sequence of numbers as the jumping off point, your students study math concepts of pattern, recursion, Phi and the Golden Ratio and develop their ability to analyze the structure of music.

Phil Tulga: Playing Fraction Pies
Phil Tulga

The Fraction Pie Rhythms activity connects your knowledge of fractions and equivalency to musical notes and rhythms. 

The Kennedy Center: First Rhythmic Composition
The Kennedy Center

Learning about the terms and symbols associated with music notation

Phil Tulga: Musical Fraction Bars
Phil Tulga

The Musical Fraction Bars activity connects your knowledge of fractions and length to musical pitch. 

The Kennedy Center: Melodies and Math
The Kennedy Center

Creating Music with Non-Traditional Instruments

Phil Tulga: Reading Rhythms - Counting Music
Phil Tulga

Includes our free Counting Music activity that shows you how to count rhythms, and connects your knowledge of fractions and length to musical notes. 

Brains On! Music
Brains On!

The questions asked and answered in this episode include: What is harmony exactly? What does it take to be a great rapper? How does sound travel?

Phil Tulga: Hearing Fractions
Phil Tulga

Many instruments produce sound by vibrating a string, or a column of air inside a tube. 

StarTalk: The Music of the Spheres
StarTalk

Today, science is revealing new ways music taps into ancient pathways in the brain, and technology is allowing music to be composed in new and innovative ways.

Phil Tulga: Unifix Cube Drum Machine
Phil Tulga

The Unifix Cube Drum Machine connects your knowledge of patterns and ratios to drum rhythms. 

Phil Tulga: Pattern Block Rock
Phil Tulga

The Pattern Block Rock activity connects your knowledge of geometric shapes and equivalency to musical notes and rhythms.