The Blues Playground is two blues musical instruments in one. First, it’s a collection of common percussion instruments played using a hand-held paddle that resembles the shape of a tambourine. You can play with the beat or add accents to spice up the song. The Blues Playground has a second mode that steps through a typical blues chord sequence one beat at a time. The Chords Mode can be used as the musical foundation of your own blues song — just add lyrics. If you can tap to a beat, you can play the blues!
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
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