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The Accessible Music Project (AMPs)

Electric Leaves
Capacitive sensing makes these paper leaves recite poetry

Using open source assitive music technology for fun or thereapeutic uses.

With 21st centuary technology, a wall can sing, a table becomes an electric guitar, a floor is a drum kit.
4 Button Actuator
Large Red Push Button
Finger sounds
Boots
Finger tip sounds
Palm chords
Drumming Fingers
Foot notes
Some novel ways to participate in music, where standard instruments could be a barrier.
Medi MIDI Front
Medi MIDI Rear
Talking Whiteboard
Sound box
Plug into a base station to trigger chords, tones or percusion.
Talking Whiteboard
Dedicated MP3 player
Conventional instruments with their keys, strings and learning curves and costs can be a challenge even for the able bodied. Open source software and hardware supports the free planet wide exchange ideas to develop good ideas. My "Accessible Music Project" web site is aimed at sharing those ideas to support the development of assisted music technology.

The aim is to support music therapist, their students or services users and support carer involvement i.e to engage in music at any time for fun or therapy. The AMP's devices have the ability for data logging and could support research and funding applications with demonstrable outcomes.

Pressing or hitting multiple strings, keyboard keys or percussion instruments can be replaced with arcade game switches, alarm pressure pads,car reversing sensors, laser range finders, car door light switches, kitchen scales sensors, copper tape, conductive paint, motion sensors. These are collectively called actuators, that can trigger a range of sounds.

Talking Table

A talking table. Pictures, sound clips and background can be swapped around for any purpose.

See also: Latest Projects.

Planxtone

"Polyphonic Plank", a proof of concept, contact less keyboard: Multi voice, multiple keys (C, D, G, F major) and octave shifting..

Circle of Fifths

The Tone Circle, a musical concept demonstration.


Find AMPS on Facebook A long term aim I have is to get colleges involved in local accessible music projects.

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