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Music Animation Machine

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 The Music Animation Machine provides visual reference for musical lines, from very simple to complex. The developer of this system states that the program was developed from his own personal interest in being able to visualize multiple musical lines at one time, hearing and seeing together the progression of musical material. There are many offerings on this YouTube channel, and one can see the development of the program as well, as visualizations have become more granular. Some include bar... More
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Material Type: Animation
Technical Format: Video
Date Added to MERLOT: April 02, 2013
Date Modified in MERLOT: February 08, 2016
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Submitter: heidi upton
Keywords: chamber music, music, animation, visual music, visual score, classical music, orchestral music


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Primary Audience: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division, Graduate School, Professional
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These animations are accessible through YouTube. The author also has a site with other applications:

Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessibility Information Available: unsure
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Avatar for Casey Hayes
2 years ago

Casey Hayes (Faculty)

This is the finest, free material I have come across in aiding non-musicians and musicians alike to understand the content of "art music".  This is an invaluable tool, in my opinion, and I utilize it extensively in all of my college music courses.

Time spent reviewing site: two years
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Avatar for heidi upton
2 years ago

heidi upton (Faculty)

A very enthusiastic YES for the Music Animation Machine by Malinowski. Students are amazed at the visualization of music they have only heard, in this way. There are many selections from which to choose, from simple to complex. In addition, Malinowski continues to experiment with different ways to display measures, length of notes, musical lines, impingement of sounds through colors, shapes and duration and relationships between and among these things. I use this tool in music theory, introduction to music, with chamber music students and professional colleagues - all of whom are captivated.

Time spent reviewing site: I have known about and used these videos for several years.
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