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Become a composer

Did you know you can control your computer with SAM Blocks? Dance, brush your teeth, or do jumping jacks while you become a better composer than Bach. Using the website touchpianist.com, you can use SAM as a conducting baton to play the piano! Now that's killing two birds with one stone.


Made with SAM Curious

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You will need: Elastic bands, Pen or Stick, Colour papers, SAM Tilt sensor.
  1. To create the baton, use a wooden stick (a bbq skewer works) or a pen.

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  2. Decorate the baton by adding some wooden filament on the tip.

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  3. Using two elastic bands attach the SAM Tilt sensor to the top of the wand

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  4. Don't forget your orchestra! Cut two squares out of paper, one for the body and the other one for the head.

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  5. Draw the face on and the suit using a black pen.

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  6. Make a cone with each of the squares and glue together.

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  7. Now your orchestra needs instruments to play. Use a sheet of coloured paper to draw the outline of the instrument and cut it out. Tip* be sure you've got each section of an orchestra: woodwinds, brass, percussion, and strings for maximum effect.

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  8. Program Your SAMs! In SAM Space, turn on and drag the tilt sensor onto the interface. Connect the tilt to the "To Key" Soft SAM by connecting the dots.

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  9. Lastly, go to touchpianist.com and you're ready to play!

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