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The Skoog: photo by Ric Charlton EduGeek & BETT 2010

The geektastic Brett Domino and his cover of “Hey Ya” on the Skoog:

I have been preparing to hack a Microsoft Kinect for use as a computer-music interface. While surfing the web for further inspiration for my music-appreciation projects, I stumbled upon the Skoog.

The Skoog is a new way to interface with digital music creation. Designed for special-needs students and music therapy, it is a brilliant and intuitive device that invites one to hug, shake, and pet music from it!

The creators have left the musical design open so one might choose from presets like pentatonic scales, or design one’s own scale. You can visit their website to watch several demonstration or review videos here. The videos are terrific!

This is one of the most brilliant examples I have found of a digital musical interface that doesn’t sacrifice expressive potential for accessibility. Bravo!


I want a Skoog!

July 15, 2011

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