Coding Ireland STEM Report 2024 Have Your Say
30 mins
145 points
What you need:
  • Computer/laptop

Music Video

Let's make our own music video in Scratch by adding music to our project and creating animations!

1 - Create a new Scratch project

Go to the Scratch website and create a new project. You can delete the cat sprite.

2 - Choose the music

Included with this step are different music files. You can play them using the controls below and decide which one you want to use with your project. To download a music file right click on the link and choose 'Save link as...'.

Song Genre Download
Bay Street Billionaires

Hip-Hop & Rap
Space Age Hustle

Hip-Hop & Rap
Shine On

Dance & Electronic
One Time

Dance & Electronic
Sunset Dream



Once you have downloaded the music file onto your computer, add it to your Scratch project by uploading it as a new sound.

You can also use a music file of your own if you have one. Normally these are in the .mp3 file format.

3 - Play the music

Now let's add some code to play the music when we click on the green flag.

Add the following code:

when green flag clicked start sound (Shine On - Jeremy Black v)

When you click on the green flag the music should start playing.

4 - Choose some backdrops

You can be creative as you want for the visual part of your music video. Here is one idea but you can come up with and try and do your own as well!

Add some backdrops from the backdrop library to your project and then add the following code to switch onto a new backdrop every 3 seconds. Don't forget to delete the blank backdrop called 'backdrop1'.

when green flag clicked start sound (Shine On - Jeremy Black v) forever wait (3) seconds next backdrop end

5 - Add some sprites

Choose a couple of sprites from the sprite library and program each one to do different things.

Change costume
when green flag clicked forever wait (3) seconds next costume end

Change colour
when green flag clicked forever wait (3) seconds change [color v] effect by (50) end

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