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There are so many videos online its hard to know where to start! We’ve made it easier by signposting you to ones we think you’ll find useful.


Samples, plugins, loops, hits, multi-samples, software instruments, effects – there are loads out there to add to your music – we’ve narrowed them down to a few for you to try out.

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A DAW is a ‘digital audio workstation’ or online studio. It’s a computer software application for recording, editing and producing audio files such as songs, musical pieces, human speech or sound effects.


There are loads of great apps out there for making sounds, beats, melody, rhythm, noises, soundscapes and more. Here are some of the ones we’ve been playing with – some are free. To get hold of them, go to your App Store on your phone/tablet.



Case study: Foundation House

Case study: Foundation House

For four years now, we've been working with young disabled musicians at Foundation House, one of the supported living units of National Star College, the county’s flagship support centre that enables young disabled people in all aspects of living and learning. In the...

Jasmine’s creativity and confidence bloom

Jasmine’s creativity and confidence bloom

Jasmine took part in our Music Minds teenage mental health programme. She's featured in this video singing the song she wrote, accompanied by musicians from Gloucestershire Academy of Music. Her headteacher tells Jasmine's story: "Jasmine's confidence and self-esteem...