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This add on, will show you how to use Scratch to create your own song.

Click on the stage, so that you'll be programming in the background to play the song.

Then, click the play note block and drag it into the scripts area.

This block plays a note.

(piano note repeats)

Place another play note block under the first, to change the note being played.

Now you can click on the code again to test it.

(alternating piano notes)

Now change the number in the beat part of the block from point 25 to point five.

Click the code again to test it.

(alternating piano notes)

The note plays faster now, than it did before.

Putting a lot of these play note blocks together, builds a melody.

(piano melody)

And you can use repeat blocks, to make parts of the melody play again and again.

(piano melody)

When you have a melody you like, change the speed of your song with the set tempo to block.

To change the sound, you can use the set instrument block.

Tinker with the different instruments from the drop down menu until you like the sound.

(organ melody)

Finally, it's time to tell the program when to play this song.

This example plays the song while the main character dances.

So it starts with the when I receive dancing block.

(organ melody)

Now it's your turn.

Build a melody using several play note blocks with different notes and beats.

Use the set instrument block to change the sound.

Use the set tempo block to change the speed.

Add an event block, with the message that you want to start playing the song.

Choose an Add-On

Change Setting

In this add-on, you will change your story’s setting.

Mystery Box (Part 1 of 2)

Animate a mystery box to appear!

Mystery Box (Part 2 of 2)

Animate a mystery box to appear!

Animate the Narrator (Part 1 of 2)

Animate the narrator to talk!

Animate the Narrator (Part 2 of 2)

Animate the narrator to talk!

Play a Song

This add-on will show you how to use Scratch to create your own song.

Add Another Character

In this add-on, you add another character to your story to spice it up!

Instructions
  1. Choose an Add-On, and click "watch" to learn how to build it.
  2. Once you finish one Add-On, try another one below the video!