Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Virtual Keyboard - Play Piano, Organ, Drums,

Last month I outlined some good ways that students can experiment with sounds and create music online. Earlier this week through Danny Nicholson's Whiteboard Blog I learned about another resource to add to that list.

The Virtual Keyboard is an online keyboard that students can use to virtually play piano, organ, saxophone, flute, pan pipes, guitar, bass, and steel drums. Students can play individual notes and or create chords.

Applications for Education
The Virtual Keyboard could be a good way for students to experiment with creating chords and sounds on instruments that their schools might not have. I'm pretty sure my elementary school didn't have an organ for us to play, but something like the Virtual Keyboard could have been useful for us.