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In this add-on, you will add a sound that plays each time a character speaks.

To start, select the Isabel Talk or the Malik Talk sprite.

Program the sprite to play a sound each time the character talks.

Add a when I receive block, and select either the Isabel Talking or the Malik Talking message.

Click the sounds tab to see the sounds available in the starter project.

Click the play button to hear each sound.

(tuba playing)

(Texas harp playing)

(robot beeping)

If you'd like, add another sound from the scratch library.

Add the sound to the project using the play sound block.

Click the block stack to test.

(tuba playing)

The sound keeps playing even after Malik starts talking.

To fix this, select the other sprite.

Add a when I receive block and select the correct Talking message from the drop-down menu.

Add a stop all sounds block.

Test it out.

(tuba playing)

Cool.

Next, if you'd like, add sound to the other sprite.

Add the play sound block under the stop all sounds block, that way the other sound will stop playing before this sprite's sound starts playing.

This example uses the robot sound.

Next, click the other Talks sprite and add the stop all sounds block above the play sound block.

Click the flag to test.

(tuba playing)

(robot beeping)

Great.

Each sprite plays a sound when it receives the message to talk.

And that sounds stops playing when the other sprite begins to talk.

Now, it's your turn.

Program a sprite to play a sound when it receives its talking message.

Program the other sprite to stop all sounds when it receives its talking message.

If you'd like, add a sound to the other sprite and program the first sprite to stop all sounds before it starts playing its sound.

Choose an Add-On

Design

Use the editing tools to draw your own expression or edit the appearance of the sprite.

Chatterbox

In "Chatterbox," add a sound that plays each time a character speaks.

Eyebrows

Add moving eyebrows to your sprites' expressions.

Props

Add an object related to the story.

Ask the Audience

As the user a question and react to the response.

Instructions
  1. Watch the video to preview the add-ons.
  2. Choose an add-on, and click "watch" to learn how to build it.
  3. After you finish, come back to this page and try another one!