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Creating Music through Coding
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, , The University of Virginia, United States ; , Virginia Commonwealth University, United States ; , The University of Virginia, United States ; , University of Virginia, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Diego, CA, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-61-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

TuneScope (tunescope.org) is a platform developed to introduce coding in the context of music. TuneScope is an extension of the educational programming language Snap! (from the University of California, Berkeley) that uses the W3C Web Audio application program interface (API) to generate musical notes and instruments.

The structure of TuneScope was designed in consultation with the Music Department at the University of Virginia. The structure is design to support both the novices who have limited experience with music and student who may play a musical instrument.

Participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to explore creation of music using TuneScope. The music activities feature creating a drum track, building a melody, adding chords, and layering tracks together to create a short original song.

Citation

Watts, J., Gibson, R., Jones, M., Bull, G. & Nguyen, N.R. (2022). Creating Music through Coding. In E. Langran (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (p. 102). San Diego, CA, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 16, 2022 from .