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000 oscarpatarroyo architect/designer/photographer


musictapยก academicproject


MusicTap ¡

The benefits of teaching children music lessons at a young age have been well documented. Research suggests that children who are exposed to music and music theory perform better in tests of memory, literacy, mathematics and general IQ. The effect of music on the brain also seems to promote creativity and help children learn coordination, cooperation and concentration.

9 Loops

Yellow Zone Normal BPM: 66 - 76 Tempo: Adagio

11 Loops Red Zone Fastest BPM: 108 - 120 Tempo: Moderato

To play with trampolines reminds us of our childhood and automatically gives us an imaginary of recreation, friendship, and playfulness. This Project Works as an installation that combines hexagons of a variety of colors and sounds loops and teach TEMPO as a basic concept in musical theory. Loops and colors ared produced by hopping on, or running over the Hexagons.


Variety of Paths

Green Zone Faster BPM: 76 - 108 Tempo: Andante

How to help young children to have fun and retain more in music ? What is the best strategy?. These are tricky questions, actually, it‘s very difficult to define a single strategy when we are talking about music, and even more when we try to mix these theories with interactive surfaces. Teaching kindergarten music sounds so easy – doesn’t it. The real truth is that this age requires innate understanding on the relationship between color and musical theory and a real strategy and recipe for success.

10 Loops


12 Loops Percussion Loops



1. To Discover

String Loops

Metal Loops

2. To Explore

3. To Have Fun

MusicTap Rules ยก before The user receives instructions On Screen and a graphic description of musical concept: TEMPO. 1. Every single hexagon will produce 1 instrumental loop when the child jump over the surface. 2. The hexagon will produce 1 blinking color following tempo restrictions : adagio, andante, and moderato. 3. There is 3 types of sounds: Strings, Percussion and Metal loops, for every type there is also a variety of instruments: For example, Violin, Guitar and Harp in Strings type. 4. When the user jump to next element, the previous loop still producing sound. If user jump from one zone to the next one, the speed of the music will change. after The user learns the use of TEMPO in Music, and understands the difference between Adagio, Andante, and Moderato.

Main Perspective Top View

Plan View

Process with a single Hexagon

Main Perspective

Instruccions on Screen

2012 oscarpatarroyo architect/designer/photographer


MediaArchitektur - Bauhaus Universität

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