Thank you to Music Impact Network member Gogo Dendy from the West End House Boys & Girls Club for inspiring the “Sample Your Summer” ideas! Also big thank you to Network members Jen Hodges (Notes for Notes), Anne Joseph (New City Kids) and Anders Olson (Charlestown Boys & Girls Club) for their review and feedback on the resources below.
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“Found Sound” Sampling Project
“Found Sound” Sampling Project – Send participants on a soundscape scavenger hunt, creating unique beats using field recordings from their surroundings. Get participants to critically listen to their surroundings and use those sounds to create music that is unique as they are. These projects also empower participants to utilize the technology they bring with them everyday in innovative ways, as an alternative to traditional instruments.
Submitted by: Gogo Dendy, West End House Boys & Girls Club
Recommended Sampler Apps
Additional “Found Sound” Project Ideas
“Found Sound” Tips for Logic Users
• Capture and transform Found Sounds into new instruments with these Logic Pro tips
“Found Sound” Tips for Ableton Users
• Classroom project – Making Music from Found Sounds
Two sound design projects that will build your participants’ critical listening skills and creativity. Help your participants tap into their inner voice actor or foley artist by encouraging them to rebuild the audio for short video clips.
Create a community podcast to get youth talking about their experiences from this past year, social issues, music, sports or whatever topic they’re interested in. Have them interview each other, staff, parents and local leaders in the community.
Need more Ideas for your Summer Programming?
- DIY Summer Activity Kit – Fun and unique “Do It Yourself” activities submitted by Music Impact Network members
- Virtual Summer Camp – Whether your summer music camp is going to be all virtual, in-person, or a bit of both, below are some programs to help engage your participants this summer.