World Music's DIVERSITY and Data Visualisation's EXPRESSIVE POWER collide. A galaxy of INTERACTIVE, SCORE-DRIVEN instrument model and theory tool animations is born. Entirely Graphical Toolset Supporting World Music Teaching & Learning Via Video Chat ◦ Paradigm Change ◦ Music Visualization Greenfield ◦ Crowd Funding In Ramp-Up ◦ Please Share

Friday, March 10, 2017

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Music Visualisation: Key Concepts


Online score playback programs suffer from a couple of major yet entirely avoidable drawbacks.

Not being data-driven, the notation is (apart from some 'playback' and selection hacks) largely static: information-impoverished, accommodating no transformations, the notes in themselves no more than inert images.

Potential Crowdfunder?

As a result, no data can be extracted directly from the notation, and nothing truly meaningful done with it. No integrated instrument models, no theory tools. No deep synergies with other disciplines such as art, storytelling or psychophysics.

There are of course modest exceptions. Data culled at a lower level and laboriously held in synch with displayed playback positions can be used to drive a lonely 'standard' instrument finger- or keyboard, such as guitar or piano. In essence, however, these are, and remain, hacks.

This is a vast, greenfield area inviting a paradigm change - to visual exploration. This has the power to unlock a wellspring of 'tacit knowledge' - "knowledge that cannot be put into words". Musicians hear songs when they read music, non-musicians seek visual patterns.

The world music aggregator and interworking platform in focus here overcomes all the above, radically and cleanly. Underlying it: a few simple concepts. Here a short, visual survey.

Big, brave, open-source, non-profit, community-provisioned, cross-cultural and pine tar crazy. → Like, share, back-link, pin, tweet and mail. Hashtags? For the crowdfunding: #VisualFutureOfMusic. For the future live platform: #WorldMusicInstrumentsAndTheory. Or simply register as a potential crowdfunder..


Music Visualisation: Key Concepts



Music + Data Viz = Music Viz. Score- & Data-Driven, Structured, Personal #VisualFutureOfMusic #WorldMusicInstrumentsAndTheoryMusic + Data Viz = Music Viz
Score- & Data-Driven, Structured, Personal
Music Visualisation: Reveal Structure, Build On The Known. #VisualFutureOfMusic #WorldMusicInstrumentsAndTheoryUnlock Core Structures
Economy, Sufficiency, Elegance
Current State: Online Focus on a Tiny Range of Instruments #VisualFutureOfMusic #WorldMusicInstrumentsAndTheoryOnline Modelling Gaps
Bring Missing Instruments & Tools Online


The western, or classical, 12-tone equal temperament system is just one of many in use worldwide. Curious? You are far from alone.


Generic to Specific instrument and theory tool modelling. #VisualFutureOfMusic #WorldMusicInstrumentsAndTheoryRadical Reuse
Generic to Specific Modelling
Musical Heritage. A Vast Legacy #VisualFutureOfMusic #WorldMusicInstrumentsAndTheoryModel Almost Any Instrument
Heritage to Experimental
Instrument Diversity. Just Five Steps To Your First Configuration #VisualFutureOfMusic #WorldMusicInstrumentsAndTheory
To Those First Instrument Models
But With Total Configuration Control


Much non-Western music is microtonal: classical music from India, Turkey, Arabia and Persia, gamelan music from Indonesia, xylophone music from Africa, Byzantine liturgical music, folk music from Middle- and Eastern Europe and the Caucasus.


Music Visualisation: Instrumental Building Blocks- form, Function, Physics. #VisualFutureOfMusic #WorldMusicInstrumentsAndTheory
Instrumental Building Blocks

Form, Function, Physics
Non-Profit Music Visualisation Platform. Rote Reinvestment, No Wealth Hoarding. #VisualFutureOfMusic #WorldMusicInstrumentsAndTheory
Non-Profit: Social Value Wellspring
Rote Reinvestment, No Wealth Hoarding
Integration And Control: Notation, Instruments, Theory #VisualFutureOfMusic #WorldMusicInstrumentsAndTheory Integration & Control
Change One → Change All



We are heirs to a solid folk, traditional and world music foundation, comprising hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dances, work, protest, celebratory and travel songs, along with a vast repository of ritual and other community music.

My feeling is that the revenue optimisation that resulting from speculation would put at risk many of the performance and usage freedoms associated with these works - if not in the long term their existence. It seems essential that this reservoir and any derivatives be protected, and remain free to be developed. To this end: open source, community and enthusiast driven.

It is my hope that development of the instrument models and theory tools for this aggregator platform will be financed through crowd funding initiatives organised directly by the affected music communities. How?

World Music Visualisation Platform: Generating Social Value. #VisualFutureOfMusic #WorldMusicInstrumentsAndTheory
World Music Visualisation Platform: Generating Social Value.

Building on a foundation of open web standards, crowdfunding fuels the development of instrument models and theory tools in an open source (liberal code reuse) context.

Content (the driving scores) can be created and shared by the community via editing tools such as NoteFlight (Freemium) or MuseScore (Open Source), and directly imported, currently as MusicXML.

Music Aggregator Platform: Sharing as Central Platform Tenet #VisualFutureOfMusic #WorldMusicInstrumentsAndTheory
Sharing as Central Platform Tenet


All resulting social value (including discussion) can be community moderated, with new implementation initiatives under the direction and control of the community as a whole.

Adequately funded, those involved in their development can focus their attention on technical execution. The goal is to build social value over time.

Building on this 'open-everything' model, the resulting animations would, for example, be made available to the whole community, allowing them to be brought on demand into the central animation panel.

Animation will be submitted via an established code repository such as Github.



Keywords



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
ethnomusicology
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,
SVG
3D Cascading Style Sheets,
CSS3D
X3Dom,
XML3D


Comments, questions and (especially) critique welcome.