Making Music with Code

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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