Feel Good Friday – Matrix Music

by admin on May 20, 2011

I’m sending you away from this web site again for Feel Good Friday to HERE.

“But, but, it’s just a grid! ”

It’s a musical grid, a matrix of music.  Try clicking on individual blocks from left to right.  The lower on the grid, the lower the note (I create a base drum beat on the bottom line) and it plays for you.

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AMC May 20, 2011 at 7:25 am

That is some kind of awesome. :)

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PrincessSimmi May 20, 2011 at 8:22 am

THAT IS FREAKING AWESOME!!!!

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Athena Carson May 20, 2011 at 11:39 am

/nods. I have seen this before – way cool! You can’t help but smile! :)

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Butterfly May 20, 2011 at 12:05 pm

That is so deliciously awesome I almost gave myself the hiccups.

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Ashley May 20, 2011 at 12:25 pm

OMG, I am going to be playing with this thing all day!

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Megan May 20, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Love it! You can just fall into it and zone out for a little while.

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grumpy_otter May 20, 2011 at 2:38 pm

UBER AWESOME! Try filling a whole vertical row. Or whole horizontal row. What fun!

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Barney Girl May 20, 2011 at 3:23 pm

That’s lovely. How did you come across it?

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kingshearte May 20, 2011 at 4:55 pm

I admit, I don’t normally pay much attention to the Feel Good Friday stuff, but this is ridiculously awesome. Thank you so much for sharing it!

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Iris May 20, 2011 at 5:03 pm

Fun :D

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esther_bunny May 20, 2011 at 10:24 pm

oh how awesome, thank you for sharing!

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ellesee May 20, 2011 at 11:44 pm

Amazing!!! Thank you for posting this. Sending this to all of my friends!

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Twik May 21, 2011 at 12:05 am

OK, so how many are trying to figure out how to record their compositions?

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MeganAmy May 21, 2011 at 3:28 am

Very enjoyable. Thank you for posting this.

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Anonymous May 21, 2011 at 9:38 am

This is my favourite Feel Good Friday ever. :)

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PrincessSimmi May 22, 2011 at 5:22 am

@ Twik- I am! We could totally put some lyrics to it, mix it up with an iPhone or iPad and sell it…

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SciFiLeslie May 23, 2011 at 9:03 am

What fun!

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essie May 23, 2011 at 2:09 pm

@Twik and Princess: how about seeing, er, hearing what your name or initials “sound” like? This is sooooo addictive! My boys and I played with it for nearly an HOUR last Friday! Now that they’re out of school for the summer, I made sure they could access it from their computers, keep ‘em busy for a while…

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Catriona Horsburgh May 23, 2011 at 6:34 pm

That’s actually a virtual version of a Tenori-On, a Japanese instrument that I saw a British comedian called Bill Bailey play live on stage. I’ve coveted a real life one ever since, but according to Ebay a second hand one cost about $700. A great bit in the show was when Bill spoke about the swastika, and how it was perceived as a symbol of terror and hatred, if you programme it into the Tenori-On, it suddenly becomes a lovely little ditty. Nazis 0, Tenori-On 1!

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NotCinderell May 25, 2011 at 6:21 pm

I let my 4-year-old loose on this thing. He had a blast.

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