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Activity : Build a Band (Exploring Sound)

Ninja Instructions | Mentor Notes


How can you utilize Scratch to create sounds, instruments, bands, or styles of music that represent the music that you love the most? In this activity, you will build your own music inspired Scratch project by pairing strips with sounds to design interactive instruments.


30-45 minutes


  1. Create some sprites and backdrops:<Br>
  2. Add sound blocks.
  3. Experiment with ways to make your instruments interactive


  • Use repeat blocks to make a sound play more than once.
  • Import or record your own sounds or experiment with the Sounds editor.
  • Try playing with the tempo blocks to speed up or slow down the rhythm.

Things to think about when you are done

  • What did you do first?
  • What did you do next?
  • What did you do last?

Sharing your project in the studio


This project is based on materials from the the Creative Computing curriculum by Brennan, Balch, and Chung.

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