I did some research on Wikipedia and found out that there is a very cleverly designed musical programming language that was created by Ge Wang. The nice thing about this language is that it is free and is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, and iOS. The really cool thing that I like about what I see Ge doing in the TED talk here with the language is live coding a music performance. The language is used in musical performances with creatively constructed musical instruments that interact with computers. For example, he shows a salad bowel speaker for the music that can be made to make the instrument have the same spacial presence of an analog musical instrument. I am going to download Ge’s Ph.D. thesis and read it and try to come up with some ways that this language could be used to teach adults and kids interested in programming how to learn programming via making music.
Here is his thesis downloaded from this page on Ge’s website:
I have never really considered myself very musical but think it would be interesting to make spoken word with musical accompaniment. I wonder what that could turn into regarding a positive way to express emotions and feelings.