Making Music with Code (ISTE)

This interactive workshop explores the nexus between computer programming and music in grades three and up. We will learn how to create two projects in Scratch, as well as a hip version of "Hot Cross Buns" using the program Sonic Pi. No coding or music experience required.

Presentation Slides

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Hot Cross Buns with Sonic Pi

10 Minute Break

Beatbox Machine with Scratch

Coder Resources

Lesson Plan

Music Player with Scratch

Coder Resources

Lesson Plan

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Additional Resources


ISTE Standards for Computer Science Educators

Computational Thinking (CT) Competencies for Students

ISTE Standards for Students

ISTE Innovation in Computer Science Resources

Music && Coding (more resources on making music with code)

My dissertation (“A corpus-assisted discourse analysis of music-related practices discussed within”) also includes many discussions and references that blur the boundaries between music making and computer science.

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