Links to teaching Spanish with music
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Here you will find links to search engines, links to educational sites and links to music sites that will
assist you in providing a better educational experience for your children.
First things first:
The following search engines are best for working with Spanish and Music:
Go to the link and then click preferences (right next to search window) and if you want set language to
Spanish and save your preference. Very useful if searching for Spanish themes, music, news and
teachers resources in general. Isn’t it wonderful to be able to surf the net in two languages???!!!!
Go to link and just type a keyword in main search window, it will give you many links to your desired
topic, from music to finances, art, culture, health, etc. All in Spanish!!!
Foreign Language Lessons Plans and Resources for teachers
A truly immense web site with thousands of links. Just search your topic here.
These Sites are great sources to create or download lesson
Teaching Spanish Through Music
Full set of lesson plans, Cancionero.com - Lyrics to over 2600 English and Spanish songs - A huge
collection of music, sound and Latin American music related sources.
A whole Spanish lesson with music.
Spanish Songs: Music For Teaching Spanish to Children and Adults
Hundreds of songs and music for teaching and learning Spanish with sound clips available.
Songs in Spanish
Page with various songs to practice verbs
Musical Spanish Links and Shopping
For people interested in learning or teaching languages through music. An award winning site with
Spanish resources, lesson plans, Latin Music, Lyrics, Discussion Groups, etc.
CDs en Inglés:
Dozens of song lyrics from the following artists:
Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel, Dire Straits, Leonard Cohen, Pink Floyd, Janis Joplin
The Beatles. Includes the English original lyrics right next to Spanish versions of the same.
Letras de Shakira
All of Shakira’s album lyrics, biography, news, discography, concert dates, etc. She is quite popular
among kids so try to use her music to create lesson plans from this web site.
Gigantic lyrics page. In English and Spanish, you can also look by artist.
Link to a great site with hundreds of links to the official sites to the most popular groups in Latin
Spanish Music Groups 101
Often children will complain about how boring, corny or foreign Spanish music sounds to them. Lets
face it, Guantanamera, Las Mañanitas and De Colores are all half a century old or more and latino
children in their own countries will never listen to these. So we need to learn and update our musical
taste to encompass what the children in your class may be hearing. Just remember how you felt when
you were a child or an adolescent and your parents wanted to hear Johnny Mathis or Andy Williams
(not to signal out or discredit these artists or their fans).
Nowadays access to most types of music from Latin America is assured with the use of the internet.
Basically, you can find the same types of music in Spanish as the ones that your students like to hear
in English. There are even some western artists that record their most popular songs in Spanish (i.e.
Sting, Shakira, Jennifer López or J-LO- as she likes to call herself these days, Marc Anthony, Police,
etc). Most of the artist pages listed here contain lyrics and music that you can download to prepare
your lesson plans and at the same time try to get your students interested in some music of their own
liking but in Spanish. In fact some of these bands you may like too!. Finally, always check lyrical
content for school appropriateness. Many of these bands deal with very serious topics in their lyrics
that range from social issues to economic, racial, sexism and political issues. All of these are themes
worth of discussing and learning in class. We must realize that the social role that music plays in Latin
American countries is different than the roles assumed by music in the US.
How To Download Spanish music
Is all right here on the internet…From the Internet to your or the school’s computer in MP3 format.
First install one of these free peer to peer programs, they are basically all the same but Kazza has
usually a larger selection for Spanish music (Peer to Peer programs connect your computer to a net of
other users like yourself so that you have no servers involved in the process. Peer to peer programs are
known also as P2P programs. They are very small and will not take more than 2 MB of space in the
Kazza at www.kazza.com
BearShare at www.bearshare.com
Tixati at http://www.tixati.com/
Then download a free CD burner program so that you can turn your MP3s into CDs.
CDR Tools Front End 1.1 at http://download.com.com/3000-2646-10152769.html?tag=lst-0-9
Ashampoo AudioCD MP3 Studio 2000 Morpheus Edition 2.36 at:
JukeBox Decoder 2.1 at http://download.com.com/3000-2646-8943542.html?tag=lst-0-12
Finally go out there to surf the internet an explore the following bands sites:
Rock en Español
Los Prisioneros- Rock
Eros Rammazotti- Rock
Charlie Garcia- Rock
Ford Proco Tijuana
Nona Delichas dark pop etéreo Tijuana
Niño Astronauta Ensenada
Caifanes historia, canciones, discografía, fotos
Jaguares entrega de su primer disco de oro, comentarios
Café Tacuba sitio oficial
La Última de Lucas
Soda Stereo sitio oficial
La Ley Info del ultimo concierto en Tijuana!
Hocico dark industrial
Cenobita agro industrial
Década 2 techno
Titán techno, house, trip hop
LLT techno pop
Jazz en Español
Lo mejor del Jazz Contemporáneo en español – Jazz Contemporáneo Lo
mejor del Jazz Contemporáneo en español. Hundreds of links to all sorts of Spanish Jazz styles artists
with lyrics and sample tracks.
Hundreds of links to all types of Spanish jazz groups, clubs and artists.
Excelente grupo de Jazz Chileno
Hip Hop y Rap en Español
Hip Hop Zpain
El portal del hip hop español, para conciertos, noticias, giras, música, etc
Los DISCOS de hip hop español, en MUEVELO hip hop
Sección de discos de hip-hop español. Ordenados por ORDEN CRONOLÓGICO.
Terra - Ocio - Música - Zona Indie/Hip Hop - GENERALES HIP HOP]
Sonidos, fotografías, letras de canciones, vídeos y enlaces a sitios web dedicados a cualquier aspecto
relacionado con el mundo del Hip Hop. En español.
Underground Reggae-Rap en Español
UNDERGROUND REGGAE-RAP EN ESPAÑOL La Primera Homepage de Música
Metaleros (Heavy Metal)
Los Grupos Metaleros que conforman RazaMetaL
MERCADERÍA y variedad de artículos solo para Metaleros!!! y ENLACES: Para ir directo
a otros sitios Metaleros del Perú.
Lo mejor del Heavy Metal mexicano
Este es el sitio para los metaleros mexicanos fue fundado el 5 de septiembre de 2000.