These days it seems that every interaction is centered around COVID-19. Whether it is watching news reports obsessively, discussing the spread on social media, or checking up on loved ones, we're spending too much time dwelling on symptoms and morbid predictions.
It's time to turn off the news and listen to the music.
From live streaming concerts to folding an origami sax to baking a guitar cake, we have some fun suggestions that will take your mind off social distancing and put a smile on your face.
GAMES & CONTESTS
- The Pop Music Quiz - On-line multiple choice questions about the decade of your choosing, scored at the end.
How Well Do You Remember 2000? - Take Billboards 40-Question Music Quiz On-line
Music Trivia Games and Quizzes - Over 200 free printable music trivia questions & answers.
Music Trivia - YouTube Video Quizzes in a variety of music subjects and decades
Leroys Library - YouTube Quizzes give you 3 seconds to identify a song in the decade of your choosing.
Triviamatic Happy hour - Virtual Trivia Happy Hour every night at 8:00pm EST, free during the COVID crisis
- Free On-Line Music Games - Free music related games created by users.
- Music Room Escape On-Line - Free on-Line game
THE SONG GAME Game that families can play around the dinner table.
- 15 Inspirational DIY Projects That Celebrate Rock Music
- How to Make a Guitar Cake
- 15 Unique Homemade Musical Instruments
- Music Coloring Pages for Adults
- Origami Musical Instruments online directions or try the video directions
- One World: Together At Home - Series of virtual, no-contact concerts to inspire us all to stay inside and take action with Chris Martin, John Legend,Steven & Charlie Puth, Jack Johnson,Gloria Gaynor, Train,Bastille, Ziggy & Skip Marley & many more
- Ace dance label Defected is making the most of it by hosting regular online festivals, with an international line-up of big-name DJs broadcasting live sets.
- Digital Trends News keeps an updated list of virtual concert livestreams to watch during your social distancing.
- Stageit - Online shows where you can interact with the artist & other fans during the show.
- The UnCancelled Music Festival - Broadcast from worldwide music venues on multiple “stages” simultaneously from 4/2 every day until the crisis ends.
- Grateful Dead weekly online concert series: Shakedown Stream, premiering Friday, April 10, at 8 p.m. EST. .
- The Grammy Museum’s Public Programs digital series features interviews with musicians such as Billie Eilish & Greta Van Fleet & production courses.
- The 50 Best Music Documentaries of All Time - List of music documentaries with links to each representing every genre and decade.from Vulture Magazine.
- Gary James Presents Rock 'n' Roll Interviews - Interviews of 100's of entertainment personalities from 1978-present.
- Classic Rock and Classic Metal Band Interviews - Interviews with artists such as Cheap Trick, Journey, Def Leppard, Judas Priest and Uriah Heep.
- Rock & Roll Roadmap - Find the places where your favorite bands played, stayed, lived and died.
- BB King Museum - Inspiring videos with insights into the life of BB King and conditions that gave birth to the Delta Blues
- Hitsville USA - Learn about the history of Motown and the Motown artists.
- 10 Rocking ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ Performances
- Classic Videos - Highlighting some of the most memorable music videos and live performances, as well as pop culture favorites
- Concert Archives - Search for any concert or band and find info & set lists
- The New York Historical Society Presents 'Billy Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution
- Rock & Roll Hall of Fame- Induction Ceremony videos, programs, images, and current artifacts.
- Collectors Weekly - Information about collecting music memorabilia
- Smithsonian Rock & Roll Exhibit
- The Grammy Museum offers on-line lessons such as careers in music, music production, drawing to music, music of the Civil Rights Movement, among others.
CHORUSES & KARAOKE
- The Sofa Singers is a free online singing event which aims to ‘bring people together from around the world
- Lifefullness Live is running a daily sing-a-long at 5pm GMT (2pm ET, 9am PT).
- Live from Home - Artists stream live from their homes as they share music, stories, and more.
- SingSnap Karaoke - Record your versions of your favorite songs and share them with the world All you need is a microphone and/or a webcam
- Virtual Karaoke Should Be Your Next Coronavirus Pastime - Have a karaoke party on Google Hangout
- iPhone, iPad app - Karaoke Sing a long by Yokee Music
- Virtual Piano - Learn to play, or play a game on a virtual piano
- Free sheet music - All genes & instruments. Click on black box with Read More to download
- Free piano sheet music - Large collection of PDF sheet music (mostly for piano).
- www.rocknsportstore.com - Uniique sports and rock & roll gifts, band t-shirts,hoodies,posters and much more.