Singing Fingers, cross-sensory creative thinking
Mon, August 2, 2010 at 8:56 AM
iPad Creative in Art, Fun, James, Kids, Music, Singing Fingers

Watch the video then let your imagination play with the concept for a few moments… All done? Amazing, isn't it!

Singing Fingers encourages cross-sensory creative thinking. "While you drag your finger across the screen, your voice or any other sounds nearby are turned into colors on the musical canvas. The pitch of the sound is translated into a color, while the loudness of the sound determines the size. If you start on a blank white space you are recording. If you start on a colored space you are replaying. Use up to five fingers to play back many sounds at the same time, forwards, backwards or sideways."

We can't express enough how strongly we feel about this class of application. We believe the primary value of the iPad is not its ability to simulate existing analogue systems, but rather that it provides a platform for entirely new forms of creative expression and story telling. Singing Fingers with its super simple interface that encourages people to 'see music' and 'hear colors' is a superb example of that core value in action.

Singing Fingers is already on sale for the iPhone and will shortly be available for the iPad.

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