Needing/​Getting

About the Music Video

OK Go wanted to find out if they could play their song using a car and everyday objects. Turns out they could!... by stunt driving a car with various attachments along a winding two mile track, as it strikes over 1000 instruments in sequence, creating each note of the song.

Resources

Question & Answer

Making “Needing/Getting”

OK Go discusses a car as a musical instrument, finding everyday objects that make music and the engineering behind the giant race track they use to play the…

Challenge

Sensor Sounds: Compass

Using sensors to make sounds is a way of using data to explore the world around you. This often finds its usefulness primarily in settings where line of…

Challenge

Sensor Sounds: Free Play

Using sensors to make sounds is a way of using data to explore the world around you. Sharp beeps and differing tones can help make noticing subtle changes…

Challenge

Sensor Sounds: Light

Using sensors to make sounds is a way of using data to explore the world around you. This often finds its usefulness primarily in settings where line of…

Challenge

Sensor Sounds: Magnet

Using sensors to make sounds is a way of utilizing data to explore the world around you. This is often useful primarily in settings where line of sight…

Challenge

Surrounding Sounds

This challenge is designed to encourage students to discover the musical qualities of various everyday objects and put them to use in making music. The world is full…