Guidonian Hand released for iOS

Joerg Garbers has released Guidonian Hand 1.0 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. In Medieval music, the Guidonian hand was a mnemonic device used to assist singers in learning to sight-sing. With Guidonian Hand, users can learn how it was used and have some fun making music. This app turns images of the Guidonian hand into a keyboard which users can play. Users can also play on photos of real hands thanks to hand recognition.

Thanks to hand recognition, the app turns images of the Guidonian hand into a keyboard which users can play. Users can also play on photos of real hands. Each joint and tip of a finger is a key which plays an instrument tone, a SolFa solmization syllable or a MIDI pitch. In teaching, an instructor would indicate a series of notes by pointing to them on their hand, and the students would sing them. The notes of the gamut were mentally superimposed onto the joints and tips of the fingers of the left hand. Guidonian Hand 1.0 is Free for a limited time and can be downloaded from the App Store.

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