Explore the excitement of designing your very own unique instrument virtually! Using Microsoft Power Point, students design and build their own virtual music instrument. This power point introduces concepts of frequency, found sounds, rate, sampling, and inserting and using animations within power point to create a virtual instrument. After instrument building is complete, students use team work to collaborate on a performance by plugging their lap tops into speakers and playing with back ground accompaniment. This project is a high energy, time intensive work shop that students will love. Lots of opportunity for creative work. You will need access to lap tops or a computer lab, microphones, audacity for recording, and preferably, speakers for playing sounds out loud.
I hope you have as much fun as we did!