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arrow_back Add Background Music


Now, add some background music to your project and turn up the fun.

This will create a “soundtrack” that plays while your sprites perform the actions you coded.

To start, add a sprite to your project.

Scroll through the library of available sprites until you find the letter you need for your name.

Click on the sprite to add it to your project.

This example uses the letter “A,” but you will add a sprite for the name you are animating.

Click on the “sounds” tab.

Delete the “meow” sound.

Then, add a sound to your project.

Find a sound you like in the Scratch library.

Select the “Music Loops” category, which has short pieces of music that can play in a loop.

Find a sound you like in the Scratch library.

Click the play button to hear the sound.

Select the the sound you want to add to your project and click “OK.”

Then, experiment with the different sound editing options to customize your background music to fit your animation.

You can make the loop play louder or softer, or even play the loop backwards.

When you’re done experimenting, return to the scripts tab.

Make sure the sprite you added is selected.

Select the sound menu.

From the “sounds” menu, click, hold, and drag out a “play sound until done” block.

Choose the sound you added from the dropdown menu.

Click the block to find out what happens.

Your background music plays!

To make the music play when the sprite is clicked, go to the “events” menu.

Drag out a “when this sprite clicked” block, and snap it to the top of your block.

Click the sprite.

Great -- now the music plays when the sprite is clicked!

Now, it’s your turn: Add a sprite to your project.

Click the “sounds” tab, and add a sound from the “loops” menu.

Add a “play sound until done” block.

And add a “when this sprite clicked” event.

Once you finish these steps, return to this page to select another add-on to try.

Choose an Add-On
Change Color
Change the color of a letter when it’s clicked.
Grow and Shrink
Change the size of a sprite when it’s clicked and add a sound to match the animation.
Draw a Letter
Draw your own letter and make it move.
Add a letter and rotate it when it’s clicked.
Move the sprite up and down and add a sound as it bounces
Create and change to different costumes.
Bounce Everywhere
Move the sprite all around the stage, then make it return to a specific point.
New Backdrop
Switch to a different backdrop by clicking the letter or sprite.
Say Something
Make the letters talk to each other when the green flag is clicked.
Sprite Dance
Make a sprite dance when the sprite is clicked.
Add Background Music
When you click a sprite, play a song and change the background
Play a Beat
Play a drum beat when the sprite is clicked.
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  1. Watch the introduction video.
  2. Open the Starter Project below.
  3. Return to this page and watch more videos to customize your project.