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Unlock the Power of Music and Lyrics: Discover the Best Online Free Resources
Music and lyrics have the incredible ability to touch our souls and evoke emotions like no other art form. They have the power to transport us to different times, places, and even moods. Whether you’re a professional musician or someone who simply enjoys listening to music, finding high-quality resources for music and lyrics online can greatly enhance your experience. In this article, we will explore some of the best online free resources available for music lovers and lyric enthusiasts.
Online Music Streaming Platforms
With the rise of digital technology, accessing a vast library of music has become easier than ever before. Online music streaming platforms offer users an extensive collection of songs from various genres and artists. These platforms allow you to discover new music, create personalized playlists, and access millions of songs with just a few clicks.
Platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and YouTube Music offer both free and premium subscription options. While premium subscriptions provide additional features such as ad-free listening and offline playback, their free versions still offer access to an impressive range of songs.
Have you ever found yourself humming along to a song but struggling to remember the exact lyrics? Lyrics websites come to the rescue by providing a comprehensive database of song lyrics from all genres. These websites allow you to search for specific songs or browse through their extensive collections.
Popular lyrics websites like Genius, AZLyrics, MetroLyrics, and LyricFind offer accurate transcriptions of lyrics along with additional features such as annotations that explain hidden meanings behind the words. Whether you’re looking for classic hits or the latest chart-toppers, these websites ensure that you never miss a beat when it comes to singing along with your favorite tunes.
Many musicians now maintain their own websites where they share not only their music but also behind-the-scenes insights, personal stories, and, of course, their lyrics. Visiting an artist’s official website can provide you with a deeper understanding of their creative process and the inspiration behind their music.
Artist websites often offer free downloads of songs or albums, allowing you to enjoy their music offline. Additionally, some artists may even share exclusive content and bonus tracks that are not available on mainstream streaming platforms. Exploring the websites of your favorite artists can help you connect with them on a more personal level and gain a deeper appreciation for their craft.
Social Media Platforms
Social media platforms have revolutionized the way we discover and engage with music. Artists now use platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and TikTok to connect directly with their fans and share snippets of their work-in-progress. Following your favorite musicians on social media not only keeps you updated on their latest releases but also allows you to interact with them through comments and direct messages.
Additionally, many artists use social media platforms to host live performances or virtual concerts. These online events provide an immersive experience where fans can enjoy live music from the comfort of their homes. Social media has become an invaluable tool for connecting artists and fans in real-time, creating a sense of community around music.
In conclusion, the internet has opened up a world of opportunities for music enthusiasts looking for free resources to enhance their musical journey. From online streaming platforms to lyrics websites, artist websites to social media platforms – these resources provide access to an extensive collection of music as well as insights into the creative process behind it. So go ahead and unlock the power of music and lyrics by exploring these online free resources today.
This text was generated using a large language model, and select text has been reviewed and moderated for purposes such as readability.
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Music can be a great way to connect with your students. even students who aren’t fluent in english often know the words of popular songs phonetically, which makes these songs ideal resources for teaching your students certain forms of grammar , as well as vocabulary . many students are happy to work with the unusual phrasing of song lyrics, because they’re learning new meanings for a piece of music that already has meaning in their lives. you might never have noticed it before, but many songs’ lyrics involve just one single tense - which means that as soon as you find a song that contains the tense you want to teach, you’ve got the makings of an exercise that your students will love. they’ll get to brag to their non-english-speaking friends that they know exactly what the song’s lyrics say, so they’ll be extra-motivated to stick with you throughout the activity to make sure they learn those meanings correctly. but where should you start your search for the right song right here on busyteacher.org, of course our 1,788 song worksheets provide you with a wealth of resources for teaching tenses , sentence structure , vocabulary, and all kinds of other aspects of english - all with songs that your students already know and love. we’ve even taken the time to organize our library of song worksheets by verb tense, or by the type of activity that each worksheet helps you organize. while some of our 1,788 worksheets simply focus on a certain feature of grammar that’s used a lot in a given song, others encourage more advanced students to really listen for the song’s meaning, and speak or write about their own interpretations of its lyrics. some of our worksheets focus on idioms used in certain songs, or on the phonetics and pronunciation different singers use. whether you want to teach the past simple tense with “call me maybe” or practice vocabulary with coldplay, busyteacher.org’s library has a worksheet for you. not only are these worksheets built around internationally popular songs that’ll be familiar to your students - they’re also designed by real esl teachers around the world, who’ve had success using them in their classrooms. this means that whenever you download a worksheet from busyteacher.org, you can be sure that it’s already been tested and proven useful by a teacher just like you. in fact, our whole community depends on worksheet contributions from teachers like you - so if you’ve got a worksheet that you think others would like, click the “submit a worksheet” button at the bottom of this page, and send it our way. it might show up in an esl classroom halfway around the world all of our 1,788 song worksheets are completely free to download, print, use, and share - so grab any that look like they might be handy. our helpful “quick view” feature lets you get a glimpse of each worksheet as a small thumbnail, so you can save time by only clicking those that look like what you need. so take a look at the worksheets on this page, print off any that catch your eye, and see how they play in your classroom. each one ought to be a hit read more... ...less.
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Pop Song Lyric Worksheets
Pop songs with child-friendly lyrics/themes can be hard to find. All the worksheets below are for pop songs with clean lyrics that students of all ages love to sing. Listening to pop songs can be a great way to improve students’ listening skills. All the song worksheets on this page are ‘gap fill’ exercises. Play the song in class and ask students to listen carefully and fill in the blank spaces. TIP: When showing the pop songs in class, search for ‘Lyric videos’ on YouTube as some music videos may be inappropriate for the classroom.
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10 Pop Song Lyric Worksheets
Click on the song title to below to download the lyric worksheet.
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- ‘The Show’ by Lenka
- ‘The Best Day of My Life’ by American Authors
- ‘Call Me Maybe’ by Carly Rae
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- ‘Rewrite the Stars’ by Zac Efron and Zendaya
Song Lyric Worksheets for ESL
These are some song-lyric worksheets I’ve developed over the years for my English as a second language classes. Most are based on pop and rock classics from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. A few are based on more recent songs. Generally speaking, they don’t focus on any particular grammar point; I usually let music be a break from grammar. Down below the song lists, there are some lesson plan suggestions and a little review of the iPod/iPhone player I use in the classroom.
The list is roughly in order of increasing difficulty. Enjoy!
For beginning-level students or higher
For intermediate-level students or higher, for advanced students, using songs in an esl or efl classroom.
The following is a general procedure that I often use together with the above handouts. Based on what seems appropriate for a given class on a given day, I usually skip two or three or more of the steps listed.
- Introduce vocabulary that will be new to many students.
- Ask the class questions that will get students thinking about the themes of the song.
- Listen to the song all the way through. I usually suggest that students try to enjoy the song rather than trying to fill in all the blanks.
- Have a very short whole-class or small-group discussion regarding general reaction to the song. Do they like it? Have they heard it before? In what year do they think it was recorded? What is the mood of the song? Etc.
- Listen again, this time encouraging students to fill in the blanks. Pause every two or three lines. Replay especially difficult-to-understand sections.
- Give students a chance to compare answers with a partner.
- Go over the song. Have students supply answers for class, either orally or by writing on the board, etc. (Note: On many of my worksheets, the blanks are not numbered. Going over the answers can be simplified considerably if you have students number all the blanks, right at the start.)
- Discuss any sections of the transcription that you’re not sure about. Explain that you got the lyrics from the Internet and can’t be sure that they are correct.
- Answer any questions about vocabulary, perhaps after giving students a chance to use dictionaries on their own.
- Point out any idioms that students haven't asked about and that you think they might not be picking up on.
- Have students repeat the song after you, phrase-by-phrase. Give extra attention to parts that are difficult to pronounce or that are fun to try to pronounce very rapidly.
- Take a little break from the song. Talk for a minute or so about the weather or whatever.
- Listen to the song again, encouraging students to sing along.
- Highlight or ask questions about grammar in the song that is relevant to what you have been working on or that is interesting in its own right.
- Highlight or ask questions about any incorrect grammar or informal language in the song. (Example: “don’t” is almost always used in place of “doesn’t” in pop and rock.)
- In small groups, discuss questions that connect the song to the lives and opinions of the students. See the worksheet for “Up on the Roof” for examples of this kind of question. You can also find a lot of good questions about music in general on the the Internet TESL Journal’s music conversation questions page
A collection of song lyrics to teach English vocabulary and grammar in the ESL classroom
Welcome to eslsongs.
ESLSongs.com is a collection of nearly 150 well-known, hand-picked, pop, rock & folk songs whose lyrics are perfect for presenting or for practising specific grammar or vocabulary in the ESL classroom with teenagers and adults. Most of the songs also come with an easy-to-use worksheet that you can download in pdf format!
The lyrics of every single song on this website contain at least 5 different examples of the grammar or vocabulary that it is designed to practice, which guarantees a pragmatic and efficient use of the song in your classroom.
To get started, click on the grammar or vocabulary you want to practise from the menu, or have a look at the site’s most popular song lyrics below…