German for Music Lovers
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German for Music Lovers

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"German for Music Lovers" is a collection of lyrics to German songs, each with an extensive German/English vocabulary. The verses of German 'Lieder,' representing some of the German-speaking world's finest poets and composers, as well as more contemporary works from Brecht to Hip-Hop are supplied with links to related sites and to pertinent grammar explanations and exercises.The site is equally useful for individual or group use.
Material Type: Collection
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: November 01, 2000
Date Modified in MERLOT: March 29, 2012
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  • User Rating: 3 user rating
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Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
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Avatar for Horst Kurz
12 years ago

Horst Kurz (Faculty)

Eclectic selection--ranging from Volkslieder to Lieder and modern pop
music--with good accompanying materials. Includes song texts (unfortunately no
audio files), vocabulary (including links to off-site dictionaries), questions,
grammar exercises (although not necessarily integrated with specific texts), and
external links (more info on the artists, other grammar sites, etc.). The
grammar part is an overview of the basics in English (however, some explanations
may be too technical for the occasional, average user). Users will profit not
only from having texts available but from the added materials.

Technical Remarks:

Straightforward, although inconsistent presentation (too many different
backgrounds for my taste) should not pose major problems for visitors. No
fancy, useless interface. Some of the grammar tables would benefit from a review
of the underlying HTML (to fill all fields), and all text does not have to be
centered... (left aligned makes reading easier).