Music Animation

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The Internet has allowed the marriage of music and animation to flourish.  You can find it all the time when you play downloaded tunes.  For example Windows Media Player allows you to view what are called 'skins'.  They can be associated with the 'beat' of the tunes.  They are not complicated.

Sound Wave

It is far more interesting to look at the sound waves of music as it is being played.  You can get a feel for the timing, timbre and harmonics.

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07/06/2009 09:24 PM

The 'art' of combining animation and music has come a long way recently.  We present here two examples from Bach that can be used to teach and fascinate children and adults.

The first is very powerful and you can see the complexity and yet the simplicity of the music.  The second combines the animation with the hands of the pianist.  We think you will find them interesting

Bach, Toccata and Fugue in D minor, organ

The Well Tempered Clavier on piano 

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