This application is based on a musical dice game, or "Musikalisches Würfelspiel", attributed to composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, published in 1792, one year after the composer's death. The game lets you create a musical piece, consisting of a minuet and trio, out of 272 different musical measures, in the style of Mozart! The idea is to roll two six-sided dice for each measure in the minuet, adding the numbers on the dice together, and using the resulting number to select a measure from a table. The same goes for the trio, but here you only roll one die. The minuet and trio are each 16 measures long and for each measure there are 11 (for the minuet) and 6 (for the trio) different outcomes.
You can choose whether to compose your piece by throwing dice or by selecting exactly the musical building blocks you want. Or just tap the Random button and a complete, completely unique piece will be created automatically!
There are (11^16) * (6^16) different outcomes - and that's a huge number - so you'll never run out of new music!
- Completely new interface and extended functionality
- New version for iPad
- Share your compositions on Facebook, Twitter or via e-mail
Ratings and Reviews
Charming, Original and Entertaining
And with this app, the purchase of my new iPod Touch is now completely justified. Using as its basis the musical dice game attributed to Mozart, this app generates sequences of pre-composed minuet and trio bars (which would otherwise be pieced together by dice rolls) into a complete minuet. It's like stitching together a musical quilt. Tap to generate a new combination of bars, then play. Repeat. Simple and effective, with an original and satisfying result every time. Tastefully sophisticated UI befits the tone of the app. Kinda wish we had an option to see the score as the music plays -- maybe in the next version? Very nice. Thanks for this.
Interesting app but with a serious flaw
The app is neat, quite enjoyable, and works just as advertised, but the music does not smoothly transition from one bar to the next. It seems the samples used are not as well-edited as they should be. Fix that (or at least offer a way to save the final composition as a MIDI file for further editing on a computer) and you've got a real winner. Right now it is a unique gem, but a very flawed one.
Terrific app - I was surprised at how good this is
I only downloaded this a few minutes ago. I wasn't expecting much, but I thought, hey, it's free, let's give it a try. However, I must say that the first two Mozart-style pieces it generated were wonderful. I just wish there were a way to save the ones I really like. If the developer adds that, I'll change my rating to 5 stars.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.