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Free Video Series: Coding with Python to Create Music

In this video series, educators can learn to teach code with a simple program called Earsketch. A special thank you to our sponsors for making this project possible!

Emerson, Blueprint4Summer, and The Dana Brown Charitable Trust Foundation

Lessons

Lesson 1: Introduction to Earsketch

What is Earsketch?  In this lesson, students navigate through EarSketch and find an example that corresponds with each letter.

Lesson 2: Creating Music

This lesson focuses on how to code music.  Students will use fitMedia to learn about music sample, track, start measure, and end measure.

Lesson 3: Building Blocks of Programming

Students will think about what is the “heart of music”–the drum.  Students will learn that 1 measure equals 4 beats.

Lesson 4: Building Multiple Track Beats

In this lesson, students will think about their beat and add additional tracks to make a song.

Lesson 5: Variables

In this lesson, students will learn to use variables using synth or track.

Lesson 6: More Variables

In this lesson, students will learn more about how to shorten their music code using variables.

Lesson 7: Debugging

In this lesson, students will learn the most common errors that happen while creating music using EarSketch.

Lesson 8: Mood in Music

In this lesson, students will learn about tempo in music.  The slower the tempo the calmer the music and the higher the tempo the more energetic.

Lesson 9: Volume Gain and Pitch Shift

Learn how to add volume gain and pitch shift your song introduction

Lesson 10: Loops

Learn how to have a continuous beat in a song selection.

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