Monday, March 14, 2016

Schools : Let's Play Music on Google Chrome






Google Chrome MusicLab

"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent."

Victor Hugo

Google put the Lab together for Music in Our Schools Month, because the company "wanted to make learning music a bit more accessible." I agree. Music is for everyone. Please read my post Talking about Music in Public Schools.

"So this year for Music in our schools, we wanted to make learning music a bit more accessible to everyone by using technology that’s open to everyone: the web."

Do you know a better inclusive resource than the web? So you and your students can play with all its experiments right on the browser without having to download extensions or add-ons. 

The best thing about Music Lab, though, is that you don't have to know how to read notes or play an instrument to enjoy it: just go to its website and poke around to have some fun.




Google Chrome MusicLab

Chrome Music Lab is a collection of experiments that let anyone, at any age, explore how music works. 
They're collaborations between musicians and coders, all built with the freely available Web Audio API. 
These experiments are just a start. Check out each experiment to find open-source code you can use to build your own.


Google Chrome MusicLab
Those words are a kind of presentation of Google Chrome Experiments. WebGL is a web technology that brings hardware-accelerated 3D graphics to the browser without installing additional software.

The experience should appeal to adults and kids alike: It’s like a Web-based Exploratorium for sound. 

Education:
Don't you think this is the best new for schools, music ann science curricula, but specially for Music teachers. Such a creative digital resource that allows students experiment different kind of musical experiences?


Arcade Fire The Wildderness Downtown

Thus, I remember you another interesting Google project with the rock band Arcade FireGoogle joined the Canadian rock band Arcade Fire to conceptualize an interactive video that shows some of the potentialities of the new "markup" language.

"The Wilderness Downtown" is an interactive interpretation of Arcade Fire's song "We Used To Wait" and was built entirely with the latest open web technologies, including HTML5 video, audio, and canvas. Another Google Chrome experiment that demanded an interaction using Google Maps and Street View. Students loved it.


Google Chrome MusicLab


Exploring music can help spark curiosity in all kinds of ways.  These experiments will inspire teachers and students. They give a new perspective on music, make students more curious about math and science. Teachers will have new ways to teach or code.

If you teach Music and your students love to play with musical instrument apps, they might find Chrome Music Lab awesome. 

Students can play with sound, rhythm, melody, and more. Chrome Music Lab is all built for the web, so students can start playing instantly, whether they're on a tablet, phone, or laptop. Oh ! They will love it. For sure.

Just like Clara Rockmore doodle, (remember the 9th March 2016?), "the experiments are all built with the Web Audio API, a freely-accessible, open web standard that lets developers create and manipulate sound right in the browser".




Google Chrome MusicLab

Exploring music can help spark curiosity in all kinds of ways. We hope these experiments inspire you – whether they give you a new perspective on music, make you more curious about math and science, or even make you think of new ways to teach or code.

It doesn't have straightforward virtual pianosguitars or saxophones. It's more of a collection of experiments (some familiar, some odd) to explore sounds, rhythms and melodies. 

One of them plays notes and tunes based on what students draw, for instance, while another remixes their voice. There's also one experiment that works like a stripped down rhythm game if you're not quite up for a round of Arcade Fire or 





Exploring music can help spark curiosity in all kinds of ways. I We hope these experiments inspire you – whether they give you a new perspective on music, make you more curious about math and science, or even make you think of new ways to teach or code.

I amused myself to explore a little bit chords (I play thr piano) and I enjoyed very much.


Music & Coding?


Yes, Google is also providing open-source code so that students can build new experiments based on what they’ve started. They're collaborations between musicians and coders, all built with the freely available Web Audio API. These experiments are just a start. 
Check out each experiment to find open-source code students can use to build their own.

Google Chrome MusicLab
Google has architected the experiments with enough depth to allow kids and adults alike to spend a few minutes with each one, exploring the variations there in. It’s a rare mixture of art and science, and one that does the Web as a medium proud. 

"Music is for everyone. Play with these simple experiments to explore how music works. We’re also providing open-source code so that others can build new experiments based on what we’ve started. Start playing!"

Google Chrome MusicLab

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14.03.2016
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