We tried out the fantastic Sonic Pi application that comes with every Rasberry Pi. It was girls vs boys and it was a winner for the girls (boys can get so distracted!).
Sonic Pi comes with a great tutorial and gives users the chance to make their own creative, random and simple or complex musical arrangement, beats, effects or just a snazzy ring tone for your phone. Whole scores can be made or you can put a few ready made ‘samples’ together to make your own sounds and tunes.
Here is a simple example of code, it then gets more complex with loops, fades, chimes and effects.
You can live code changing the outcomes as the tunes or effects are played and you learn how to dissect other peoples code and and write your own code – with great fun along the way.
Then we start to offer loops to make sounds more like a tune,
And then much more weighty and fun! Check out the Sonic Pi website as well as signing up to our mailing list