Welcome the Fred Lynn Strings Page.  Since we can not play instruments at this time,  I would like to share  the bigger world of music with you!  The document container is  intended to be informative.  The History of Popular Music is informative and can be watched with your family. I want you to start exploring the bigger world of music by looking at this history.  The other documents are about class.  

Nearpod Lessons break down music into the basics.  Students are encouraged to look at the Elements of Music, Orchestra information, Composers, and other lessons.

The Famous Music part of this page has links to the most famous classical music.  These pieces are played all the time and are recognized by millions of people around the world.  It is amazing some of this music is 300 years old, yet people still enjoy it.

Check out the 'Useful Links' on the left of this page.  Explore other websites for music ideas.  I've included resources for practicing like metronomes, tuners, rhythm, sight-reading, theory, etc.

I will continue to put other ideas on this webpage.  The world of music is huge!  There is so much information that could be shared, and you can ask me questions through email any time.  I have had great questions so far, and would like to encourage students to ask for specific ideas to look at, or anything else about music you want answered.

Jon Poland

Nearpod Lessons

Instruments of the Orchestra                    Elements of Music                     Various Other Lessons                       
Strings Family                                                                     Form                                                             The Science of Sound
Woodwind Family                                                             Rhythm                                                        Songwriting 
Brass Family                                                                        Melody                                                         Music Producer
Percussion Family                                                            Tempo                                                            Mozart Boy Wonder
The Symphony Orchestra                                             Dynamics                                                     The Beatles            
Musical Instruments

Classical Music You Might Know

What should I listen to?  What music is there for strings?  Students have asked me these questions many times.  These are the most famous pieces of Classical music that I hear in movies, commercials, television shows.  These pieces are recognized by many people all over the world.  To begin, Mozart, Beethoven, and Bach are the most famous.  Other composers and pieces will be added.  Enjoy!

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart                                                        Johann Sebastian Bach
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, or ABC song                                          Cello Suite no. 1
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik                                                                            Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Piano Sonata No. 16                                                                                    Toccata and Fugue in D minor                                              
Turkish March (Rondo Alla Turca)                                                        Prelude in C Major
Symphony no. 25                                                                                           Minuet in G Major
Symphony no. 40                                                                                           Sleepers Awake

Ludwig van Beethoven                                                                   Peter Iilyich Tchaikovsky
Symphony no. 5                                                                                            The Nutcracker Suite: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Symphony no. 9 (famous part at 14 minutes)                                 The Nutcracker Suite: Waltz of the Flowers
Fur Elise                                                                                                            The Nutcracker Suite: March
Minuet in G                                                                                                     1812 Overture (finale)
Moonlight Sonata                                                                                        Serenade for Strings

Other Famous Pieces

Rossini - William Tell Overture                    Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathustra                   Rossini - The Barber of Seville

Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries                    Vivaldi - The Four Seasons                            Rimsky-Korsakov - Flight of the Bumblebee

Pachelbel - Canon in D                                     Handel - Hallelujah Chorus                          Orff - O Fortuna from Carmina Burana

Offenbach - Can Can                    Elgar - Pomp and Circumstance (graduation music)         Grieg - In the Hall of the Mountain King

Khachaturian - Sabre Dance                 Holst - Mars                   Strauss - The Blue Danube             Delibes - Flower Duet

Massenet - Meditation
                  Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man                    Bernstein - West Side Story     

Mussorgsky - Night on Bald Mountain                Dukas - The Sorcerer's Apprentice