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An instrument is a sampled musical instrument that is used in Scratch with the Play Note () for () Beats block to produce notes.

There are 131 notes available in Scratch, ranging from note 0, a low C, to note 130, a high B♭. The notes function just as they do on a piano, but there are more choices for the instrument.


There are 21 instruments available for use:

  1. Piano
  2. Electric Piano
  3. Organ
  4. Guitar
  5. Electric Guitar
  6. Bass
  7. Pizzicato
  8. Cello
  9. Trombone
  10. Clarinet
  11. Saxophone
  12. Flute
  13. Wooden Flute
  14. Bassoon
  15. Choir
  16. Vibraphone
  17. Music Box
  18. Steel Drum
  19. Marimba
  20. Synth Lead
  21. Synth Pad

Related Blocks

Sound Effects

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Scratch 1.4 had a range of sound effects for use; these included everyday sounds such as a telephone ring, and sounds for other genres, such as a gunshot. These sound effects were not controlled by notes in the same way as instruments; rather, with these instruments, the given note affected the pitch of the sound. Unpitched percussion instruments, such as the woodblock, were also affected this way. A list of theses sound effects can be found here.

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