Creating a Music Soundboard for Storytelling

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Explore and create : Playground

This is presentation 1 of 3, at station "Station 4: City Sounds" within the playground "Creativity Playground: Inspiring Creativity and Collaboration"; scroll down to see more details.

Other presentations in this group:

Eoin Hughes  
Erika Moser  
Chris Wood  

Discover how to create a soundscape for a city guide. See how to use instruments or props to record sound effects into Live Loops cells. Learn how to create more complex sound effects for your soundscape by triggering multiple cells simultaneously.

Audience: Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Tablet: iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials: GarageBand -
Topic: Creativity & curation tools
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, Music
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
  • Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations.
  • Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.

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In this session, you’ll create a soundscape for a city guide. Use instruments or props to record sound effects into Live Loops cells. When playing your soundscape, trigger multiple cells simultaneously to create more complex sound effects.


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Eoin Hughes, Loreto Abbey Secondary School, Ireland

Eoin is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Music and Geography Teacher and Digital Learning Coordinator in Ireland. His classes focus on the use of iPad to foster creativity and to enhance and transform learning experiences with his students.

Erika Moser, Chesterbrook Academy Elementary School
Chris Wood, Portsmouth College

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