Monday, May 13, 2019

Get Musical In Your Library MakerSpace With Chrome Music Lab

Chrome Music Lab is part of the Experiments with Google collection.  The Chrome Music Lab is a fun way for your students to engage with music through thirteen different musical variations:

  • Song Maker
  • Rhythm
  • Spectrogram
  • Chords
  • Sound Waves
  • Arpeggios (notes of a chord played in succession, either ascending or descending)
  • Kandinsky
  • Melody Maker
  • Voice Spinner
  • Harmonics
  • Piano Roll
  • Oscillators (electric currents or voltages by non mechanical means)
  • Strings

Chrome Music Lab requires no sign in process and works across devices through the Chrome Web Browser.  This is a must for your Makerspace area to round out the S.T.E.A.M. supports found there.

From the Chrome Music Lab site:

What can it (Chrome Music Lab) be used for?
Many teachers have been using Chrome Music Lab as a tool in their classrooms to explore music and its connections to science, math, art, and more. They’ve been combining it with dance and live instruments. Here’s a collection of some uses we’ve found on Twitter.

Don't forget the great book tie ins available to compliment this site. See two examples below that I found on Twitter.

My students just started exploring Chrome Music Lab at the Google Center and they are absolutely loving it!  After exploring all thirteen different musical variations they make a FlipGrid video where they tell which of the thirteen was their favorite and why.  The fun thing is that the kids keep experimenting outside of the library.

Don't stop with just exploring the Chrome Music Lab.  Be sure to check out other music related Chrome Experiments here:

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