A digital instrument that provides a supportive, experiential improvisational approach to learn music theory.
Moodal is a digital instrument that provides an environment where novice musicians can explore music theory. It employs a supportive, experiential, and improvisational approach to understanding the structures behind music. The multi-touch interface is loaded with popular musical pieces, allowing the user to visualize the musical logic/structure of each piece; by interacting with the visualizations, the user can explore and improvise between different songs. Through the construction of gestural movement connected with the help of visual pattern mapped to pitches, the user begins to define their own style while building a memory bank of sound “ideas”. Moodal is an interactive pattern based notational instrument that creates an environment for a constant creative flow, allowing a novice musician to continuously experiment, find and improve their own style in an improvisational context.