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Linewaves: Coding in the Music Classroom text
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LINEWAVES is a resource for educators who want to
teach music using coding and computational methods.
Teach students to code while they learn about music.
Reinforce musical concepts with computer science.
Click here to get started as a user.
Click here to get started as a contributor.
Or scroll down to learn more.

Digital Pedagogy, Modular Design

LINEWAVES models the core principles of digital pedagogy: inclusion, collaboration, and participation. All materials are organized into modules that can easily be combined, customized, and integrated into existing curricula. Modules reflect a range of platforms and methodologies, and are designed for diverse applications and skill levels.

Browse modules by category or music theory topic. Or view all modules as a list.

Who is it for?

LINEWAVES modules can be used in a variety of contexts—from the undergraduate music theory core to humanities courses that engage with music to computer science courses. While most of the content is designed with undergraduates in mind, there are also resources for secondary and postgraduate students. Check out our Guide to see how you can incorporate modules into your teaching.

What can you do?

Lots of things! For example:

Check out our Guide or our Getting Started page for more ideas. Or check out a random module.

Why coding?

LINEWAVES helps students learn to code while they learn music. Code literacy is quickly becoming essential across disciplines, including the arts. At the same time, using computational methods to study music can illuminate the repertoire in new ways. Furthermore, many of the modules lay out methodologies that students can use to conduct their own research projects and learn through critical inquiry.

Why a wiki?

LINEWAVES is a collaborative project that brings together people who develop coding modules and educators who use them. Wikis are Internet-based publications that allow a community of users to access, create, and share content at a distance. If you'd like to contribute your own module, click here.

Ready to try LINEWAVES? Click here to get started.


Drake Andersen

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department of Music

Vassar College

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