Here are a selection of lessons and ideas to help use Skoog with your class. Skoog was created for accessible music making and is a great tool for music therapy, special needs education and inclusive music practice. The physically accessible design in combination with the easy to use software makes it perfect for early years too!  You can learn more about how educators are using Skoog on our blog.

If you have a great idea for Skoog or an activity you want to share please do get in touch!

Skoog in Bloom!

Play along with Bloom. Jamming with generative music!

Using this handy guide to the different tunings or ‘moods’ in Bloom you can now play your Skoog alongside the Bloom app. You can play with Bloom and Skoog at the same time or just jam along with Bloom in ‘listen’ mode. The ever evolving tones and textures in Bloom create an infinite number of compositions to play along with.  If you don’t have Bloom already go to http://www.generativemusic.com for more info.

Jam with your favourite tunes

It's easy to improvise with your favourite tracks.

Using the automatic key detection in the Skoog app you can jam along with iTunes or Spotify, here is a short video to show you how!

Playing with Morse Code

Using morse code to develop rhythmic and notation skills.

A really neat way to develop listening, playing and reading skills using morse code as the theme for the lesson. Suitable for Nursery to Primary 4.

Learn to play 'My Bonnie'

Learn to play a folk tune using Skoog's colour notation.

The folk song ‘My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean’ – learn how to follow colour notation with the Skoog. Suitable for Nursery to Primary 4.

Arranging music for Skoog.

Tips on arranging music for Skoog.

With 5 notes and with a bit of arranging, you can play all kinds of music! So here is a guide on how to adapt music for Skoog.

Playing by chance.

Use a simple dice to create Skoog jam

Use chance to set your Skoog up! If you don’t have dice  you can download an app  for free from the App Store.

Learning Simple Melodies

Using colour to learn and play melodies.

Each side can be set to a different note. This means  you can use colour sequences to learn and play songs.