Learn every Major/Minor chord in 2 minutes. For beginners, for experts, for you!
"Anyone who loves music, regardless of skill level, owes it to themselves to experience Musix. Simply exploring the app will open musical doors you never knew existed." - 148apps.com
Read more: http://www.148apps.com/reviews/musix-review/#ixzz1GmYPzXYi
The definitive isomorphic keyboard.
Musix is a fully-customizable multiple-layout isomorphic musical keyboard.
Each hexagon on the screen is a note, and surrounding hexagons are harmonically related.
CHECKOUT the Moatigator video on youtube for an example (user is shiverware)!
IMPORTANT note for iPod TOUCH Users: The current version does not output audio (only midi and OSC work). This will be corrected in the next release.
Features coming in the next release:
- Fix for audio on iPod Touch
- Core Midi Support!
- Scale and Mode Selection
- Rectangle and Squares ... Yes Musix is getting other shapes!
- Learn how to play every major and minor chord in minutes
- Play along with your favorite song without practicing for years
- Learn one shape, play in any key
- Explore music by the relationship between notes
not by placement on an instrument
- Play along with your friends without being an expert
- Release the song in your head
✔ Different Key Sizes
✔ Slide the keys to show the notes you need
✔ Multiple Instrument Sounds
✔ OSC/Midi Support
- Inter-note expressivity
✔ Preset Layouts
✔ Create Your Own Layout (iPad only)
✔ Play along with your favourite songs
"An isomorphic keyboard is a musical input device consisting of a
two-dimensional array of note-controlling elements (such as buttons or
keys) on which any given sequence and/or combination of musical
intervals has the “same shape” on the keyboard wherever it occurs –
within a key, across keys, across octaves, and across tunings."
What this means is that once you have learned a pattern, say a chord
or a scale, that pattern is the same for all keys, even the dreaded
A-Flat! What's more, you can learn to play melodies on a traditional
keyboard by playing them on the Musix keyboard and watching where the
sharps and flats go.
Songwriters benefit by discovering new melodies and musical
relationships. Novices find it easy to learn to play. Experienced
musicians are rewarded with an intuitive interface.
There are many isomorphic keyboards out there, from concertinas,
accordions, and "jammers" (which use the wicki-hayden layout) to
harmonic-table keyboards and more. You can have them all in one
application, and more besides.
Hexagonal isomorphic keyboards are defined by the harmonic
relationship between the keys. You can define the relationship in two
directions, say a major third and a minor third, and the third
direction is the difference of these two intervals (in this case, a
Musix comes with a set of built-in layouts which use different
harmonic relationships between the notes. Each layout has its own
advantages and disadvantages. For example, the harmonic table layout
allows you to play a major or minor chord with one finger, by
touching at the intersection of any three hexagons. The Wicki-Hayden
layout puts all the white keys together. Try them all and find one
that works for you.
Musix has six real-time FM-synthesized instrument sounds. No wavetables
here. Each note sound is synthesized on-the-fly, meaning that you get
the full richness of bass and brightness of treble that the ipad
speaker or your headphones can generate.
You can change the size of the keys to fit your fingers and your
dexterity - start practicing with epic-sized keys and as you get
better you can make the keys smaller to give you more notes on the
screen. Keyboard layouts are fully customizable - create your own
isomorphic keyboard centred on any note. Remove the note labels for a