Creating 8-bit

This interactive session begins with a brief experience of making vocal music to an 8-bit video game. I then demonstrate how to create live 8-bit music using Ableton Live and a Launchpad. The session concludes with session attendees coming up and creating live 8-bit music to a live video game performance.


Presentation Slides 

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Technology in Music Education Links

  • The link above directs you to the music education technology Diigo group. This free group allows you to find and/or share ideas and resources among fellow music educators in an effort to crowd-source resources and thoughts. All resources mentioned in this presentation include the tag "8-bit" in it; click here to filter the tags so only the resources from the presentation are available. If you have questions about how to use this group, refer to the following help section or watch the following video demonstration.


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