Retrogaming Lesson 2 – Music Free Taster Lesson From Rhythmstix

Here’s a free sneak peek at the second lesson in my soon to be released 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.

Let’s Get Creative!




Creating A School In Bandlab For Education

A short video on getting started with creating a new login for BandLab For Education. Remember to search for BandLab For Education as there are two versions of the software




Body Percussion Video 2

This body percussion builds on the last in terms of complexity. Your children will learn to play rhythms on the offbeat and clap triplets.

Let’s Get Creative – Rhythmstix Music 2021




Body Percussion Video

A simple body percussion video to support your pupils with playing to the beat and counting rests.







EYFS Hand Bell Warm Up

A very simple video to introduce for Reception aged children on playing their handbells for the first time. The objective is for all of the children to play on the beat at the same time.




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