Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Using Music on the Web

There is a lot to consider when using music from the Internet as most music is copyrighted and therefore can not be used without written permission from the person who wrote it.

There is however, many websites that cater for royalty free music. According to Bainbridge (2005), royalty free music "is a term that refers to production music that has no additional fees to pay once the music has been bought. It is purchased once and can be used again and again."

Using music in the classroom can have great benefits for many children. Howard's (1993) theory of multiple intelligences describes potential pathways for learning, one of these pathways is through music. It is essential for a Learning Manager to be 'in tune' with their students and provide alternative materials which will "facilitate effective learning" (Armstrong, 2000).




Armstrong, T. (2000). Multiple Intelligences. [Electronic resource]. ( Retrieved 19 August 2009.

Bainbridge, S. (2005). What is Royalty Free Music?. The Beat Suite. [Electronic resource]. ( Retrieved 19 August 2009.

Gardner, H. (1993). Multiple Intelligences: The Theory in Practice. New York: Basic.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Erin,

    I fully agree with your comments regarding using music to offer an alternative learning opportunity.

    Music is the language that the whole world speaks and students not only enjoy the sounds but can be encouraged to actively engage by using their bodies to express the feel of the music.

    Playing music softly in the background as students participate in active learning opportunities also enhances the comfort within the classroom for everyone.

    All the best, Sharon