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Scratch™ 2.0 Sams Teach Yourself in 24 Hours by Timothy L. Warner

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Hour 6. Using Sound Blocks

This hour we take a leaf from the Beach Boys and “add some music to our day.” More specifically, we will learn how we can enhance our Scratch projects by implementing sounds.

Think of it: How many times have you played a completely silent video game? The inclusion of some kind of audio, whether it be a musical background track or event-driven sound effects, is almost a “no brainer” for any recreation-oriented programming project.

By the end of this hour you’ll understand Scratch’s somewhat convoluted methods for composing MIDI audio. You’ll also know how to record your own audio and add pre-recorded audio clips into your project and wire them up to sprites appropriately.

In the Scratch editor, fire up a new, blank project, ...

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