Welcome your participants to your virtual music session by creating a fun foley icebreaker contest. For example, participants have to recreate a horse galloping using only household items. The participants with the most realistic sound wins!
At the start of each Zoom session, challenge participants to create a foley sound effect
Give participants a prompt (see examples below)
Participants are given 3 minutes to find a household item that sounds like the prompt
One by one participants turn off their camera and perform their sound effect
At the end of the listening session, participants vote on whose foley sound best represents the prompt
Foley sound Examples:
Horse gallop = plastic cups
Fire = cellophane or potato chip bag
Heartbeats = thump on a plastic trash can
Sword Scrapes = metal spatula and cooking tray
Spooky Chains = a ring of keys
Whoosh or Karate chops = fly swatter, dowel rods or sticks, cable, or jump rope
Two sound design projects that will build your participants’ critical listening skills and creativity
From TikTok to YouTube, everyone is making video content these days. But, the best video productions also have excellent audio quality and sound design. Help your participants tap into their inner voice actor or foley artist by encouraging them to rebuild the audio for short video clips.
Voice Acting (Check out TikTok #voiceover for inspiration)