Making Music with Code (CSTA)

This interactive workshop explores the nexus between computer programming and music. We will learn how to create music in Scratch, as well as a hip version of "Hot Cross Buns" using the program Sonic Pi. No coding or music experience required; however, please bring a laptop for maximum fun.

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Beatbox Machine with Scratch

Project Sequence

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#1 Create Funny Backdrops

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#2 Triggering Sounds

Project Extensions

Debugging Exercises

Lesson Plan and Coder Resources Page

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Hot Cross Buns with Sonic Pi

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