The Chrome Music Lab Song Maker puts the ability to create music at the fingertips of students. To make a song, click boxes on the grid, set the tempo, and press play. The track automatically loops and can be changed in real time. When they are happy with their song, students can share their track with the world by clicking the save button and getting a link.
Notice the math connections hidden within tempo and timing of notes. Talk about the patterns of notes that make their music sounds like songs. Have student create songs that accompany their writing - that add to the tone of their stories. Watch smiles develop as they are able to create real music in just a few minutes.
Want a simple example? Check out the simple jam I made in about five minutes: https://goo.gl/c8v14q
Chrome Music Lab Song Maker is available at: https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Song-Maker/
For younger learners, check out the Melody Maker, a simplified version with the same general design. Available at: https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Melody-Maker/
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