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An image of a self-composed music project.

A music project is a project that is based or centered upon music. They can involve music generated by the Scratch program, music files that are imported into the project or music recorded with the Scratch program.

Projects that have a song or piece of music playing in the background of a game are not considered as music projects. Popular forms of music projects are interactive instruments, music videos, and games where you have to strike, hit, or play notes in a sequence to play a song (known as a rhythm game). Other forms of music project may involve videos or recordings of Scratchers performing a piece of music, or a video or recording of another musician or artist. Some significantly less common types of music project involve music theory or tuning.


Interactive Instruments

There are many different instruments that Scratchers choose to make a project on. They range from the piano to the drums to the trumpet. Sounds can be generated by the Scratch program, which allows the user to change the instrument. Currently, there are 21 different instrument timbres that can be used. Alternatively, for a more realistic sound, Scratchers can record themselves with the microphone in the Scratch program.


AMV stands for "Animated Music Video." These are animations that play music, and animate accordingly with somewhat relation to the lyrics and tune of the song played. They are very popular across the site and often reach the front page.


Recordings vary in style and genre: they can be vocal, instrumental, pop or classical.

Music from Games or Movies

Some projects recreate music from games or movies. This can be done by using sound blocks, or by using a recording or video. This type of music project is not to be confused with game projects that simply have music playing in the background.

Reverse Music

Some projects play existing songs in reverse, often made for amusement and humor. This is made with the Sound Editor.

Self-Composed Music

Chords can be created by playing two or more of these scripts at the same time!

Some Scratchers compose their own music and release it on Scratch. Music can be created in a digital program, or can even be a recording.

Scratchblock-made music

Some users prefer to make music in Scratch by taking advantage of its sound blocks. Users can build scripts with music blocks and have it play in sequence, or have two sets of these scripts play at the same time to create chords.


Interactive Instruments:

Animated Music Videos (AMV):


Game music (music from games):

Reverse music:

Self-Composed Music:

Scratchblock-made music:

Copyright infringement

It has been reported that over 40,000+ URLs to music projects on Scratch have been requested for take-down[1], probably due to the use of copyrighted music. This has become viral and caused an outcry on the Scratch Community[2], similar to the notable events of Removed Pac-Man Project and Animation Hall of Fame.

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