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Saturday, June 25, 2016


Why a Music Visualization Aggregator Platform?

Why an aggregator platform rather than a simple mobile app, and can derivatives of the former ultimately serve in both roles?

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Goal: ANY Music Source, Instrument Configuration, Theory Tool, Mentor or Location

Why a Music Visualisation Aggregator Platform?

Cultural Identification

Music and dance are the antithesis of conflict. They act as gateway to the inner peace of the crowd, of the release from self, or self-consciousness: a catalyst for group or cultural identity - a sense of belonging.

Eye-to-eye and hand contact, diversity of exchange and community are central to wellbeing.

Dance in particular powerfully reinforces these, in many cases breaching reserve or contact thresholds. In the crowd lies freedom, bringing people to a point where consciousness of time and self simply falls away.

In this sense, music and dance can be seen as a form of social currency. In participating, you contribute to the pool of social wellbeing.

Online Music Teaching And Learning

The world music aggregator platform on which this blog focusses will, I hope, help make music dance cultures and communities a little more accessible, and in doing so, help bring people closer to a sense of Ikigai, or purpose. Purpose through community and cultural exchange.

Music Visualization

Potential Crowdfunder?

We already encounter many types of music visualization in our daily lives: from the simple tone and volume level displays on audio equipment through sophisticated but largely cosmetic displays generated in real time from music audio, to score-synchronized video.

In parallel, we have seen the growth of an entire data visualization industry around the exposure of patterns and trends in governmental or regional datasets.

What has -until now- been missing is a broad-based, graphical social media site acting as a focus for audio- or score-driven interactive animations relating to music instruments and theory.

Moreover, imagine being able to send someone a link to such an animation and -regardless of platform- have it simply work?

Aggregator Platform

In directly and programmatically linking scores with animations, such an aggregator platform would unite a variety of entirely configurable instrument models and conceptual music theory tools, music exchange formats and scoring conventions to create a shared, highly interactive and customisable environment for teachers and learners.

It would also open the possibility of direct, P2P (here, person to person) teaching and learning worldwide over the internet - serving both musical diversity and community.
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World Music Aggregator Platform Configuration Overview
There are dozens of more or less interactive music sites, and -all else failing- blow by blow 'learn to play..' videos on YouTube. Why, if so many other tools exist, create yet another?

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  1. in building scores using the fundamental building blocks of data visualisation (the array), they are open to manipulation by sophisticated transformation techniques. Greenfield.
  2. existing teaching offerings lie low in the learning value chain. Music visualisations, on the other hand, expose the complex relationships between instrument and abstract theoretical models. These are the associations on which virtuosity is built, and which normally take years to acquire. Greenfield.
  3. in supporting the modeling of any instrument and configuration, visualization opens up the entire world music instrumentarium to learners. Learning freedom. Greenfield.
  4. world music systems as a whole are poorly understood. Indeed, many 'western' music-lovers are barely aware of the existence of other than the 12-tone equal temperament system. The potential for comparative musicology and experimental music is huge. Greenfield.
  5. existing music platforms are primarily concerned either with (largely passive) music consumerism, the profiling of own band or musical tastes, or the individual's pursuit of excellence. But social collaboration? Greenfield.
  6. from a motivational point of view, music learning is (or should be) a shared experience. This platform's promise is person-to-person (P2P) musical collaboration across cultural and geographical boundaries. Greenfield.

The Singularity and Music

Advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation are expected to bring major societal upheaval within the next decade (leaving as much as 40% of industrialised populations irrelevant to wealth creation).
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Music has (along with religion and art) long been recognized as a last resort of the disenfranchised.

The benefits both of music and occupation for the hands are well documented. If the bulk of humanity is to be condemned to economic irrelevance, there are cultural and social alternatives to work - with their own reward.

The most important contribution of music I see, however, is in offering a continued channel for curiosity, creativity and social needs. In doing so, it more or less inevitably addresses the issues represented in the Ikigai diagram. In doing so, it pulls us towards a much healthier inner state.


online music learning,
online music lessons
distance music learning,
distance music lessons
remote music lessons,
remote music learning
p2p music lessons,
p2p music learning
music visualisation
music visualization
musical instrument models
interactive music instrument models
music theory tools
musical theory
p2p music interworking
p2p musical interworking
comparative musicology
world music
international music
folk music
traditional music
P2P musical interworking,
Peer-to-peer musical interworking
WebGL, Web3D,
WebVR, WebAR
Virtual Reality,
Augmented or Mixed Reality
Artificial Intelligence,
Machine Learning
Scalar Vector Graphics,
3D Cascading Style Sheets,

Comments, questions and (especially) critique welcome.