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BreakBeatCode (Make Music with Python)

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Ages

11 - 14 yrs

Dates

Sat, Nov 20, 2021 - Dec 18, 2021

Time

1:00pm - 3:00pm EST

Location
Capacity

16 students


Class Experience

Make Music with Python, is a class intended for students ages 11 to 14 to learn to code through beat making and music production. It teaches students to code, collaborate and create, opening up a world of possibilities as artist engineers.

This hackathon is a 4-day course of 2 hours every day. By the end of the hackathon, students will have started to build a foundation in coding skills and music theory, and they will have published their first music tracks.

After the event, we will have a closing party where a professional DJ will remix the music the students have created in a live set.

This program brought together professionals in music and tech, including singers, rappers, producers, entrepreneurs, and tech coaches, to inspire and teach participants the skills, habits, and mindset they will need to pursue their dreams while creating opportunities to build their social capital.


This class is offered in partnership with breakbeatcode, a free, online curriculum to learn coding through hip hop and music creation. Students work with a digital audio workstation called Earsketch, a library of samples, and a Python interpreter, learning to build their own beats through writing Python code. To learn more, go to breakbeatcode.com.

Sample Class Format

Day 1: Pre-work session: Intro round, earsketch configuration, Hackathon project intro, Music production basics, and playing your first track

Day 2: Main Hackathon event: Coding concepts: variables, functions,

Music theory concepts: beats, measures, temp, EarSketch: fitMedia, insertMedia

Day 3: Main Hackathon event: Coding concepts: while loops, Music theory concepts: repetition, effects(Optional advanced EarSketch): setEffect, Random play by the group, feedback from other students.

Day 4: DJ Party: Live DJ Set mixing in students' tracks. Featuring student tracks made the previous days


How To Participate

You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions.

Reviews for Coderise Global

Deanne B.

Oct 2, 2021

Loved:

Creating a game

Improvements:

Speak a little slower

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About Coderise Global

Founded in 2012, our programs empower children and youth around the globe to develop crucial digital skills.