Novel new smartphone app to be shown at the Festival of Ideas
Business weekly has reported on an exciting new smartphone app released by a Cambridge University student designed to be a novel new way to engage with music theory. The app, released for iPhone and iPad, was created by Charlie Williams, who is studying for an MPhil at the University’s Centre for Music and Science and is a member of the Public Engagement team’s Rising Stars programme.
The app, SingSmash, is a game similar in style to ‘Pong’, where the gamer sings into their device to hit a ball back and forth across the screen. The key to completing different levels is using different vocal harmonies. Once a user completes the level, the app gives them a breakdown of some of the music theory that they just engaged in.
SingSmash, which can also be played with an instrument, will be available to view at this year’s Festival of Ideas. More details closer to the time!