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Music Links

Science of Music: Exploratorium's Accidental Scientist - what is music? Is playing a garbage can different than playing a drum? Why do some songs get stuck in your head? Find out the answers to these questions and many more, and check out some cool exhibits.

Mississippi River of Song - learn about the variety of music that exists along the Mississippi River. Meet the artists, listen to sound clips, or learn more about the project.

MHN Instrument Encyclopedia - read and learn about musical instruments from around the world. Search for a specific instrument or browse by general type of geographical origin.

Playmusic - cool site for kids from the American Symphony Orchestra League. Learn all about classical music and the instruments that make it.

120 Years of Electronic Music - trace the history of electronic music all the way back to the 1870's. Includes info on instruments and their inventors up to the 1980's.

America's Shrine to Music Museum - take a virtual tour of this South Dakota museum, which houses more than 6,000 instruments from all over the world.

New York Philharmonic Kidzone - meet composers and members of the orchestra, check out the Insider's Guide, explore all kinds of intruments, invent one of your own, and so much more on this dazzling site!

Radio Memories - listen to the radio shows your grandparents or great-grandparents listened to back before TV became popular. The famous War of the Worlds broadcast is just one of the many featured shows.

New York Kids: WNYC 820 AM - Game Guy has the games, Dirtmeister has the Science fun, Mighty Liz has the scoop, and that's just the start! You can also listen to this radio show on your computer!