Color Pythagoras: –“Through vibration comes motion; through motion comes color; through color comes tone. Newton: –Split spectrum of light into 5 colors, then added 2 to “complete the octave”
Color The color of music (Schloss, 2008) –Participants chose colors that were most and least consistent with classical music they were presented with –A strong agreement was found between the colors chosen to be most consistent with the same musical selections.
Color Color in Music-Reading (Rogers, 1996) –Elementary students were taught rhythm by using notations in both color and black and white. –Hand clapping was used to demonstrate the students interpretation. –Students who used the colored notation scored higher in accuracy as well as noting greater enjoyment from the lessons.
Music and Motion Study, Barnes-Burroughs, 2004 –Students of music would follow the contour of a melody with their head and neck producing a negative result in the sound. –Can this be fixed by an alternative representation?
Music and Motion Suggestion –Mapped notes to colors –New representation
Music and Motion This visualization seems to solve the problem, but creates many more problems. (octaves ect…) This visualization is unlikely to be effective because it is too far from what is well known.
Conclusion Further research and experimentation must be done to determine effectiveness of… –Using Gestalt Laws –Using Color –Removing Contour
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