In an article detailing his experience using Hyperscore in the classroom, Kevin Coyne, a public school music teacher in Waltham, MA, writes:
“The program was an instant hit with all of my middle school students…I was amazed at the interest my students showed. Even my more discipline-prone students were drawn into the program’s simple interface…Hyperscore doesn’t aim to eliminate standard music notation. And when used in the classroom, it can open the door to very in depth musical conversations between the teacher and student. It’s visual nature allows for greater use of class discussion and dialogue.”
How does Hyperscore work? Here’s a quick demo to get you started.
Hyperscore in Action: Using motifs to build music
In this article about Hyperscore, co-inventor Mary Farbood, PhD., explains that Hyperscore software “maps complex musical concepts to intuitive visual representations. Color, shape, and texture are used to convey high-level musical features such as timbre, melodic contour, and harmonic tension. She walks you through the Hyperscore user experience.
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