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Sound Blocks In Scratch | How Many Sound Blocks Are There in Scratch?

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Scratch is one of the world’s largest coding communities. It is a visual, block-based programming language with a drag-and-drop interface. One of the many reasons Scratch is so popular is that it is not a complex text-based programming language. Users have to just drag and drop the codes onto the coding area, which is in the form of blocks. One such block is the Sound blocks in Scratch which we will discuss in this blog.


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What are the sound blocks in Scratch?

The sound blocks in Scratch enable you to control sounds in the Scratch project. The blocks are used for adding and controlling the sounds of sprites or backdrops. These blocks are pink or magenta in color. There are a total of 9 blocks in the sound blocks; 8 stack blocks and 1 reporter block.

Stack blocks are rectangular-shaped blocks that are shaped to fit above and below other blocks, and reporter blocks are blocks that report a value, and these blocks cannot be placed above or below any blocks. Each sprite and backdrop comes with its own default sound, and you can edit these sounds. Click here to add, create, and edit sounds in the Scratch project.

Let’s look at some of the popular sound blocks;

Play sound () until done

These sound blocks will play selected sounds, for example, a “magic spell” sound, until done. The start and play sound blocks will enable you to start and play a specific sound for a sprite or backdrop, and the stop all sound block will enable you to stop all sounds in the Scratch project at once.

Play sound () until done

Start sound ()

This block plays the specifies sound and executes the script. Previously, this block was named “Play sound ()”.

Start sound ()

Stop all sounds

This block will help in stopping all the sounds being played on all sprites and the stage.

Stop all sounds

Change () effect by ()

This block is used to change the pitch by specified mentioned points.

Change () effect by ()

Set () effect to ()

This block sets the specified sound effect for all the sounds played in that sprite to the specified amount.

Set () effect to ()

Clear sound effects

This block clears any sound effects in place via the sound effect blocks.

Clear sound effects

Change volume by ()

This sound block changes the volume of a sprite by the mentioned amount.

Change volume by ()

 Set Volume to ()

This is used to set the sound effect volume to the desired level.

 Set Volume to ()

Volume

This block is a sound block and a reporter block which means that this block stores the sprite’s clone’s or stage’s volume.

Volume

FAQs on Sound blocks In Scratch

How many sound blocks are available in Scratch? 
There are nine types of sound blocks in Scratch, of which eight are stack blocks and one is a reporter block.

Why is sound not working on Scratch? 
The reason why sound is not playing in your Scratch project might be that your computer sound is low or on mute. Check that first. If it’s still not working, try to reset your browsing system.

What are the sound blocks in Scratch? 
Scratch sound blocks are one of ten categories of blocks in Scratch. The sound blocks in Scratch enable you to control sounds in the Scratch project. The blocks are used for adding and controlling the sounds of sprites or backdrops. These blocks are pink or magenta in color. There are a total of 9 blocks in the sound blocks; 8 stack blocks and 1 reporter block.

What is the use of sound blocks? 
The sound blocks in Scratch enable you to control sounds in the Scratch project. The blocks are used for adding and controlling the sounds of sprites or backdrops. These blocks are pink or magenta in color. There are a total of 9 blocks in the sound blocks; 8 stack blocks and 1 reporter block.

How to use sound blocks in Scratch? 
Sound blocks are used to control sounds in the Scratch project. So, first, decide whether you want to give your sprite a sound function, such as playing sound or turning off all sounds. After you have finalised your function, just drag the required block and drop it in the code area and arrange the sound blocks strategically.

Scratch provides any beginner with an interest in learning coding with a very simple and easy-to-understand platform with a drag-and-drop interface. There is no need to write complex code in Scratch. You just drag and drop the blocks and arrange them strategically to run your script.

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