A great way to keep everyone eng aged! Ask one of the students to identify the two other notes that will make up the triad. There are two rows of dots at the bottom for creating a rhythmic pattern. In this experiment you can draw shapes, lines and scribbles on the screen and hear them turn into sound. There is also the ability to zoom in to see a line connecting the dots. To launch Song Maker, Google posted a video about the experiment shown below. There is also a button to change the colors of the drawing, which changes the instruments that are playing.
First you can use the recording provided, or you can use your mic to record yourself. Click the grid to create different rhythms. Check the whole thing out. Feel free to share your ideas and uses in the comments below. They are pretty awesome and certainly a bit of fun.
Connect with me on Twitter at and on Google+ at. Google has architected the experiments with enough depth to allow kids and adults alike to spend a few minutes with each one, exploring the variations therein. Click on the microphone and let the choir members see a visual representation of the exercises they are singing. Choose an instrument or sound source from the buttons at the bottom of the screen to compare spectrograms of different sounds. Each cell has a different pitch. .
Do you recognise the instrument? Piano Roll Piano Roll is a digital player piano. Google has collected many examples of creative uses by teachers in their classrooms which can be seen in this. Sound Waves Sound Waves features a digital keyboard that when pressed, a series of dots, representing sound waves, phyically moves. What do they notice about pitches of the two frequency values? Overall, the Chrome Music Lab is one of the most time-sucking Google creations since the and, unlike that Easter Egg, it might actually teach you something. Online History On March 9th, 2016, Google announced Chrome Music Lab on their blog, posting a series of experiments that allow people to play and create music on. We built a set of experiments that let anyone explore how music works. Exploring music can help spark curiosity in all kinds of ways.
Just drop us a line by commenting on any of our posts and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Users draw on a blank canvas, and when they press the play button, a melody is played based upon where on the canvas the drawing sits. You can play with sound, rhythm, melody, and more. Melody Maker Melody Maker is a digital grid that when users click the boxes, they can record, edit and play various notes. Chrome Music Lab I worked with Google Creative Lab in 2015 and 2016 on the design and prototyping of , a set of web-based experiments that let you play with music and sound.
We want to help teachers and educators integrate technology in the classroom in sensible and relevant ways. Are they moving slow or fast? Likewise music can connect with science when exploring sound waves, frequencies, and more, as has influence and occurrence in history, literature, and art. Click on the letter names in the circle to hear chords. Spectogram Spectogram is an experiment that puts a picture to sounds. If desired you can change instruments and adjust the tempo. We explored lots of connections between music and math, while learning about fractions, exponents, prime factorization, and more. The video received more than 100,000 views in two years.
Harmonics How to use: Harmonics shows you a set of frequencies consisting of a fundamental and the overtones related to it by an exact fraction — twice as fast, three times as fast, four times as fast and so on. Where on the line is the pitch of the sound at its lowest? This allows developers to create interesting content to reach massive audiences. Press the play button to hear the selected chord play in the pattern shown at the top of the screen. Chrome Music Labs allows users to make music via a variety of music-making widgets. Songmaker How to use: Create a song by clicking notes into the grid.
Can you draw two more circles that make higher or lower sounds than your first circle? And don't get stressed out. Introducing , a website to track the emergence and growth of this new platform. Simply draw on the screen, and anything you draw lines, circles, triangles, or scribbles will be turned into sound. Kandinsky Kandisky combines drawing and music. Then discuss what an arpeggio is — a chord that is broken up into individual notes that are played one after the other. On the educational side, there are tools like Clicking anywhere on the piano will show users the proper chord formation for that root note and play out the notes individually. This thing is just thinking outside the box of what Chrome can do.
What about when it spins slowly? Users can switch between major and minor chords to hear the difference. Check out Here's a I wrote about some of my favorite moments from the project. Piano Roll How to use: Inspired by the roll of paper you feed into a pianola, the Piano Roll experiment allows you to view a graphic notation version of a number of well-known pieces. We hope these experiments inspire you — whether they give you a new perspective on music, make you more curious about math and science, or even make you think of new ways to teach or code. Write down 2-3 words to describe each one Strings How to use: Click on a string to explore the mathematical relationship between the length of a string and its pitch.
Notes are based on the shapes of the lines and change depending on the color used to draw them. What differences do they notice between each one? What does it look like when you play a low note? The music education initiative just got a huge visibility boost in the form of a new series of music games from Google. Arpeggios Arpeggios is designed to teach note names and how they build chords. Can you recognise the instrument? However, the coolest tool has to be the. Once done, you can listen to your composition through string, synth, and woodwind instruments.