Hi greetings I am new here

Hi guys I am new here and I would like to know what do I do

Welcome Aiyanna

That’s a very broad question. Do you have a computer running Sonic Pi?
If so a good place to start is with the built in tutorial under the help icon.

Perhaps you could give some further information about what you would like to be able to do.

First thing you do is install Sonic Pi. Then start following the built-in tutorial to learn how to work with Sonic Pi. Remember to stop at the end of each lesson and spend at least an hour playing around with the new stuff you have learned.

Once you’re done with the tutorial it’s practice, practice, practice. The best way to learn is through play, so treat Sonic Pi as a toy, and poke around everywhere. Every once in a while you will find a cool sound or two. Commit it to memory, or write it down.

If you have specific questions on how to do things, don’t hesitate to post on the forums. We’re also very excited every time someone posts their code, even when it isn’t all that complicated.

Welcome to Sonic Pi. We We think you will like it here.

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um thanks so much but i still don’t know what to do

What would you like to do? :slight_smile:

Hi aiyanna,

Well basically you sit at your computer writing computer code that
makes musical sounds.

Start off by maybe deciding what kind of music/sounds interest you, then
look at any examples other people have posted up.

Play their code, and if you like it, change it, see how the sound changes,
and how you can use it in your own tunes…

After a while, you wont be copying other people, you will know how to
make the sounds you like from memory and your own experience.

If you play a musical instrument… say a flute, you could make up
backing tracks to play along while you play it… really there is nothing
you cant do…

The big thing… enjoy yourself… you dont have to have a degree in
progamming to make music, and there is no ‘set’ way to write code
to make a sound that you like.

Nobody here will judge your code and say it is ‘not good’. Nobody
here will say that you cant make this kind of music, or that kind of

And when you are ready to show people here your code, and your
music, I guarantee someone will like it, and may even ask if they
can copy it, or use it for their own songs



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Maybe a good place to start would be one of Sam Aaron’s presentations about Sonic Pi.

E.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BPKaHV7Q5U

These videos are really good but I certainly can’t take any credit for them. They were created by David Rees as part of his Dave Consevatoire YouTube channel :slight_smile:

Ah yeah, I think I copy/pasted the wrong video.

I meant something like this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLLwG_SN8oo

well the video is blocked i can t see it so ya but i can try another way and thxs so much for ur help
plz stay with me and don’t leave me

umm well what do do here

Hi Ayanna,

if you don’t know what to do, you can start with this and change it up to your liking:

use_bpm 90

live_loop :melody do
  with_fx :reverb do
    use_synth :piano
    play chord(:C4, :major)
    sleep 1
    play :F4
    sleep 1.0/4.0
    play :A4
    sleep 1.0/4.0
    play :C5
    sleep 6.0/4.0
    play :G4
    sleep 1.0/4.0
    play :B4
    sleep 1.0/4.0
    play :D5
    sleep 6.0/4.0
    play chord(:A4, :minor)
    sleep 1

live_loop :drums do
  sample :bd_haus
  sleep 1
  sample :bd_haus
  sleep 0.75
  sample :bd_haus
  sleep 0.25
  sample :drum_cymbal_closed, amp: 0.6, attack: 0, sustain: 0, release: 0.05
  sleep 1


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thxs so much guys for helping me

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wow this is crazy to see all the things

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Hi Ayanna,

Glad to see you back again.

Hope you are starting to see how much fun
you can have with SP. :slight_smile:


Hi thank you good to see your reply to well I am not really having any fun yet but I was wondering if you could help me get started? :thinking:

Why thank you well thats what I am gonna try to do