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BBC Introducing

If you can play music and want to take it further, get advice and tips on a range of topics including starting out in the music industry, recording, playing live and getting noticed.

BBC Sing

Step by step guide to learning to sing online including breathing and warming up exercises to prepare your voice for a performance and top tips to become a better singer.

BBC Music

Learn about the music industry and the key players with this BBC guide containing music news and reviews by genres and artists.

GCSE Bitesize - Music

Music revision guide supporting GCSE music studies: from music notation and instrumentation to world music.

BBC Orchestras and Singers

Learn about music and musical instruments of the orchestra, with music games, music videos and music events.

BBC Radio 3 - The In Tune A-Z of Opera

Learn about opera music with this comprehensive guide to the language of opera including contributions from singers, conductors, directors and vocal coaches.

BBC Radio 3 - Find an orchestra

If you want to play music, find an amateur or professional orchestra in your area with Radio 3's interactive map.

BBC Last Choir Standing

Learn to sing with expert singing coaching tips and advice aimed at novice singers.

BBC Over The Rainbow

Learn to sing like Dorothy by watching clips of the TV auditions for Lord Lloyd Webber's latest musical.

BBC Maestro

See if you have what it takes to become a music conductor with this online music game.

BBC Scotland - Tune in

Teach your children Scottish music with this site about making music for 10-12 year olds: musical mixer, interactive musical map and tips.

BBC Blast - Music & Audio

Learn about hip-hop music with a masterclass on MCing and hip-hop culture. Get top tips on rapping, rhyming, stage presence and battling.

BBC Class Clips - Music

Learn about music by watching music videos on a variety of topics including composing music for dancing, writing pop music and understanding flamenco.

Music courses

Learn to read music or play a musical instrument by attending one of the music courses listed by the UK's leading course finders.

Learn music online

AMG - All Music

If you're a music fan, find music reviews and artist biographies, listed by decade and genre.

DataDragon - Introduction to Reading Music

Learn to read music with this online music resource to gain some understanding on how the notes look and sound and how to count the beats.

Andrew Furmanczyk Academy of Music

Get free music classes online with these music video tuitions aimed at those who want to learn to read music or learn to play the piano.

Get free online guitar lessons including a complete beginners' guitar course with audio, videos and text music resources.


Learn to sing with vocal exercises for singers aimed at the complete beginner: learn ear training, pitching exercices, breathing and vocal health.

Essentials of Music

If you are studying music, find information on classical music featuring musical eras, composer biographies and musical terminology.

Harmony Central

Internet resource for musicians supplying valuable information: news, product reviews, classified ads, discussion forums, advice about instruments and recording, guitar tablature and equipment reviews.

Music History 102

Learn about music history with this online guide covering information on the history of western classical music, from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century.

Naxos - Music Glossary

Learn musical terminology with this guide to the meanings of different musical terms from adagio to woodwind.

DJ Tutor

Learn how to become a DJ with these free online video DJ tutorials.
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