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Getting Started with Sonic Pi / On-demand

An introduction to making music in Sonic Pi.

Course Instructor: Melody Loveless

Course level

Sonic Pi is a live coding synth for live performance and music making.

What you'll learn

  • Play samples
  • Play pitches and scales using Sonic Pi’s built in synthesizers
  • Learn basic timing principles
  • Alter sounds using effects and more

Requirements

  • A computer and internet connection
  • A webcam and mic
  • A Zoom account

Course content

  • ---- Lesson 1 - Introduction to Workshop
  • ---- Lesson 2 - Introduction to Interface
  • ---- Lesson 3 - Samples
  • ---- Lesson 4 - Introduction to sequencing (playing multiple samples in a row)
  • ---- Lesson 5 - Live looping
  • ---- Lesson 6 - How to import samples
  • ---- Lesson 7 - Working with loops
  • ---- Lesson 8 - Synths
  • ---- Lesson 9 - Creating your own ring, list
  • ---- Lesson 10 - use_synth_defaults
  • ---- Lesson 11 - Cue, sync
  • ---- Lesson 12 - Building out a song
  • ---- Lesson 13 - Altering Sound (Parameters and Effects) and Random Numbers
  • ---- Lesson 14 - Wrapping up the course

Who is this course for

  • This workshop aims to provide you with basic skills to begin exploring live coding and making music in Sonic Pi.

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