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Arabic Music Translation
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This blog offers translations of Arabic songs into English. Arabic transcriptions of the song lyrics are also provided, as are the transliterated lyrics. Where possible, the song has been added to the website as well so that users can listen to the song as well as read along. Users can request new songs to be translated, submit their own translations, and leave comments. Users can also search the site or click on a singer's name to be given a list of their songs that have been translated on the site.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
arabicmusictranslation
Date Added:
10/14/2013
The Arabic Student
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This is a blog that links to videos, music, and other information about studying and learning Arabic. The blog provides comments on information provided. For instance, there is a link to an episode of The Simpsons in Arabic while providing sentences and translations of some of the more complicated phrasing.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
The Arabic Student
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Arabic videos and songs
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This group of free videos uploaded to YouTube by Dar Al Syraj offers myriad opportunities for young children to learn the Arabic language. There are multiple videos on the alphabet and the letters, including writing, singing, and pronouncing the various letters, as well as videos on basic vocabulary such as animals and days of the week. Most of the 40 uploaded videos are no more than a couple of minutes in length. Some of the videos include transliterated words and lyrics along with the songs.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Dar Al Syraj
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Guantanamera: A Poem and a Song
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Students will listen to "Guantanamera," a Cuban folk song made famous by Pete Seeger with lyrics from a poem by Jose Marti.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Jen Westmoreland Bouchard
Phyllis Gron
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Harriet Tubman: Secret Messages Shared through Song
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In this lesson, students are introduced to the African-American spiritual and its use of a secret language to share information within the slave community.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Carol Parenzan Smalley
Gladys Van Der Woude
Date Added:
10/10/2010
My Arabic Website
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This website is a collection of resources concerning learning Arabic as a second language as well as information about Arab culture, Islam, and various Arab countries. There are links to videos from YouTube on the site relating to Arabic study, including songs and lessons, as well as a host of other more unrelated things, such as tornadoes. Links to opportunities to study Arabic, teacher resources, and Arabic newspapers are available.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lecture
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
MyArabicWebsite
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Romantic-Era Songs
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This not-for-profit site is intended to make vocal music and lyrics of the of the early 19th century in the British Isles, Europe, Canada, the United States, and Australia more accessible. It includes contemporary music of the period and later settings (e.g., Brian Holmes's complete score for Death's Jest Book and Lori Lange's settings of Byron lyrics).

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
San Jose State University
Date Added:
04/25/2013
Vibrante teaching Arabic tools
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This is a collection of items that are for use in Arabic classrooms. There is Musical Arabic (a book and CD combo that teaches Arabic with song), Expressions and Alphabet Bingo Cards, Perfect Pics cards and CD (a selection of pictures to teach vocabulary), Arabic Alphabet in Pictures, and Arabic Classroom Expressions Pics. There are also publications that are not Arabic specific but can work for any language learning. They are all available for sale on the website.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Game
Provider:
Vibrante Press
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Vocabulary Words: Colors
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This list presents a basic set of vocabulary words that deal with the category of colors, including verbs and nouns that deal with complexions, and shades. The majority of words contained within the website are nouns, and some verbs are interspersed. The words and verbs are presented in both Modern Standard Arabic and Egyptian colloquial Arabic. All words feature Arabic script and transliteration.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Arabic Desert Sky
Date Added:
09/17/2013
Vocabulary Words: Media and the Arts
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This list presents a basic set of vocabulary words that deal with categories of media and the arts, including verbs and nouns that deal with cinema, song, dance, plays, and film criticism. The list also contains verbs and nouns that cover key aspects of broadcast media. The majority of words contained within the website are nouns, and some verbs are interspersed. The words and verbs are presented in both Modern Standard Arabic and Egyptian colloquial. All words feature Arabic script and transliteration.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Arabic Desert Sky
Date Added:
09/17/2013
What Does This Song Really Say?
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Students listen to, sing, and read the lyrics to various African American spirituals. They discuss the coded messages in the songs, and the purpose of these codes.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Anita Lambert
Daniella Garran
Date Added:
10/10/2010
i3zif - Arabic Online Music School
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Founded by Bisher Abu Taleb, a vocalist and guitarist, and Ayham Abu Hammad, a music and video editor, i3zif (play) is an Arabic online music school that provides musical instrument instruction in Arabic and English. Through fee-based courses in several musical and instrumental practice areas, including the oud (stringed instrument), darbuka (goblet drum), guitar, piano, and Arabic vocals, i3zif seeks to streamline music-learning by bringing together numerous teachers and artists in one, online-accessible space.

Courses are arranged by music or instrument genre. The majority of reference songs or popular melodies used in the courses are Arabic-based, though some classes may incorporate popular Euro-American songs and melodies. The website can be viewed in English or Arabic, though more courses are listed on the Arabic version of the website.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture
Author:
CLASSRoad Admin
Date Added:
01/28/2016
i3zif - Learn How to Play Musical Instruments Online
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This YouTube clip is a brief commercial featuring i3zif, an online Arabic music school. Founded by Bisher Abu Taleb, a vocalist and guitarist, and Ayham Abu Hammad, a music and video editor, i3zif (play) provides musical instrument instruction in Arabic and English. The commercial video outlines i3zif's services and provides insight into its areas of musical and instrumental expertise.

Instruments taught at i3zif include the oud (stringed instrument), darbuka (goblet drum), guitar, and piano. i3zif also offers lessons in Arabic vocals. The school's entire YouTube library can be found at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/user/i3zif

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
CLASSRoad Admin
Date Added:
01/28/2016
i3zif - Learn How to Play "Ya ʿAshiqata al-Wardi" on a Guitar
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In this sample YouTube clip, i3zif CEO and co-founder Bisher Abu Taleb demonstrates the proper cadence and finger-placement for a popular Arabic song, "Ya ʿAshiqata al-Wardi," on a guitar. Founded by Bisher Abu Taleb, a vocalist and guitarist, and Ayham Abu Hammad, a music and video editor, i3zif (play) is an Arabic online music school that provides musical instrument instruction in Arabic and English. The video features three screens simultaneously, one of which follows the instructor's fingers on the guitar, while the other two show musical notes synchronized with the instructor's performance on the guitar, and a zoomed-out shot of the instructor.

The clip is a preview of how similar i3zif music classes function online. Instruments taught at i3zif include the oud (stringed instrument), darbuka (goblet drum), guitar, and piano. i3zif also offers lessons in Arabic vocals. The school's entire YouTube library can be found at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/user/i3zif

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
CLASSRoad Admin
Date Added:
01/28/2016
i3zif - Online Arabic and English Music Courses
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This YouTube clip provides a brief introduction to i3zif's courses. Founded by Bisher Abu Taleb, a vocalist and guitarist, and Ayham Abu Hammad, a music and video editor, i3zif (play) is an Arabic online music school that provides musical instrument instruction in Arabic and English. The clip features i3zif instructors playing and teaching musical instruments, as well as a brief voice-over describing some of i3zif's services. i3zif's fee-based courses consist of pre-recorded video and audio instruction by experts in a given musical or instrumental field.

The clip is a preview of how similar i3zif music classes function online. Instruments taught at i3zif include the oud (stringed instrument), darbuka (goblet drum), guitar, and piano. i3zif also offers lessons in Arabic vocals. The school's entire YouTube library can be found at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/user/i3zif

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
CLASSRoad Admin
Date Added:
01/28/2016