Music for Silent Films with Ben Model

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Music for Silent Films with Ben Model

Music makes all a difference. How do you know if a movie is funny or sad or scary? It's the music. Take A Virtual Field Trip to New York City to meet Ben Model, movie historian and pianist for the silent films.
 Learn the important role that music has played since the days of silent films.

Check out the Learning Corner and the fun music websites and a list of books chosen just for you.

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  • Ben Model Ben Model has served as resident silent film accompanist on both piano and organ for The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City for over 25 years.  He has played for silents in many other theatres, museums, universities , schools and other venues around the U.S. (and in Norway!). Click on his website and watch some more silent films with Ben playing the piano.
  • is a children's online creative music environment for children of all ages. It's aplace for kids to compose music, play with musical performance, music games and music puzzles. Come discover fun and easy ways to make music!

  • Best Movies for Kids 2001-2012 Common Sense Media has created a list of the best movies for kids. Click here to see if your favorite movie made the list.

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