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Hey, and welcome to CS First Music and Sound.

I’m KaMar, and I’ll be leading you through a computer science exploration over the next 8 days of this club.

Today, you’ll discover what computer science is all about, see the music and sound-oriented projects you’ll make in this club, and have an opportunity to make your very first computer program in this CS First club.

CS First Music and Sound is a computer science club.

Computer science, or CS, uses computers to make amazing projects (also called programs) that allow people to play, entertain, solve problems, do work, and save time.

In this club, you’ll learn the different ways computer science relates to things people do and see everyday.

In this club, the programs you will build involve both music and sound.

However, computer science allows people to build all types of programs and solve many types of problems, from creating a game like Flappy Bird to finding treatments for diseases.

Over the next 8 club sessions, you’ll be introduced to some of the incredible creations people build and problems people solve using computer science.

You will also learn how to use computer science to create your own music and animations for music videos.

When this club ends, you will have a portfolio of your own music creations, and you will have developed a basic understanding of many computer science concepts.

Take a look at these programs that you’ll have a chance to build.

Think of these programs as examples, or jumping-off points, for your own creations.

You’ll make your own decisions about how to design and program your projects, and you’ll get the chance to customize and personalize them.

In the end, your programs may not look much like the example programs, but you’ll be able to build your own truly original creations.

First, you’ll get a chance to explore the tool you’ll use to create your Music and Sound programs, Scratch, and you’ll build your first computer program in this club.

Once you have finished watching this screencast, open a new project in Scratch.

To do this, click the “Scratch” link next to this screencast.

This will open Scratch in a new tab on your computer.

Sign in to Scratch using the sign-in information on your CS First club pass, then click “create” to open a new project.

Once you have done this, click the CS First tab, and then the green arrow to move on to the next screencast.

Instructions

  1. Open the Scratch link next to this video.
  2. Click create and sign in.
  3. Click the green arrow below this video when finished!
Attributions
  • "CNET News - CES The cool the quirky the just plain wrong" by CNET (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQDP2O9bBaY&index=1&list=PLvS_0NFzXkhMy737sryo_PZTl3VxxspsS) -- Licensed by Creative Comons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Uprorted (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en)
  • "DJ Unkut Demonstrates TRAKTOR Native Scratch Technology | Native Instruments" by Native Instruments (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ksb5uMiTvQU) -- Licensed by Creative Comons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Uprorted (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en)
  • "DJ Unkut Demonstrates TRAKTOR Native Scratch Technology | Native Instruments" by Native Instruments (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ksb5uMiTvQU) -- Licensed by Creative Comons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Uprorted (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en)
  • "Club Can't Handle Me Music Video" by mewwkitty (Astro947) -- Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
  • "Ideas @Davos Howard Choset New Frontiers Medical Robotics" by World Economic Forum (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ys0xrA4ya2Y) -- Licensed by Creative Comons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Uprorted (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en)
  • "Roomba® i7+ Overview | iRobot" by iRobot (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPgxcETuqzI) -- Licensed by Creative Comons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Uprorted (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en)