Dust off your NES, SNES, and SEGA our new retrogaming unit is finally on its way. If you’re from an Essex School and part of our BETA partnership the first two preview lessons of the unit will be added to your Learning Platform shortly.
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Writing music for retrogames – a unit for music teachers.
How to delete and update your Learning Platform purchases
Hopefully this simple video will help you if you’re struggling to add a new licence and need to reinstall the software.
Retrogaming Lesson 2 – Music Free Taster Lesson From Rhythmstix
Here’s a free sneak peek at the second lesson in my soon to be realised Retrogaming unit. Here’s to a little nostalgia!
Children love gaming and in particular most recently retro games. This unit of work will take your students through the process of creating authentic sounds and music using a range of online audio apps including BandLab and Beepbox.
The lessons have been designed to inspire and challenge your students. With clear success criteria and lesson plans, run from our Learning Platform, you can guarantee that your pupils will be fully immersed in their learning.
Creating An Assignment In BandLab For Education
This video will take you through the process of creating an assignment for your class. This can be used in lessons or for homework so that your children have a visual reminder of what is needed. You will learn how to create an assignment for a particular year group along with embedding YouTube videos and attaching media.
Brainstorm. How can I use BandLab and the BBC Sound Effects?
Here are a few ideas as to how you can create cross-curricular learning in Music using the BBC Sound Effects resource. Don’t forget to watch our video on BBC Sound Effects, otherwise, this resource isn’t likely to make sense.
Free tutorial from Rhythmstix on creating and using BBC Sound effects in BandLab.
This great site from the BBC enables you to legally source all of your sound effects for use in school projects and performances. The built-in mixer allows you to mix and manipulate sounds using various inbuilt tools to alter the volume of tracks, loop and cut and delay your chosen sounds.
Rhythmstix has been using this flexible tool in schools to source original loops for BandLab and other DAWS.
In this demonstration, Rob takes you through the process of creating some spooky Halloween sound effects.