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Bugger Off, Bach: New Music Theory App, Meludia, Channels Colors to Teach a Digital Generation

By Ian Holubiak i.holubiak@classicalite.com on Aug 14, 2014 04:12 PM EDT

If you're a recurring visitor here on Classicalite, then you may have heard or know a thing or two in dealing with music theory. And if you've ever had the pleasure of sifting through some of its channels, be it modern or coined by the demigod Johann Sebastian Bach, it's a bit of a read.

Whether it's been in a half-lit classroom with an underfunded piano rotting in the corner or simply a solo endeavor, the process can be quite daunting--not to mention expensive.

One solver to our theoretical dilemma has brought music knowledge to the 21st century. Yes, music theory has become an app.

Meludia acts a lot like synesthesia, in that you are taught by expressing and learning music through various colors (rather than by simply reading).

According to VICE's Noisey, one of the sections involves guessing if a note is higher or lower on a scale, a simple way or learning tones, whereas another helps to figure out which notes make up a chord.

Of course, there are varying degrees of learning as one progress through the course, but matriculation is a merit well-earned.

Dan Wilkinson at Noisey had a chance to sit down with Paul from Meludia and asked a few questions about the app, like what it does exactly.

Read the minutes below:

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