Data Visualization

DataViz as Music: Pianogram

Pianogram - Flight of the Bumble Bee

When I played mallet percussion back in high school, I played Flight of the Bumble Bee on our Xylophone for a regional competition and won a second place finish. It was a tricky piece of music to play and took a lot of hand-key coordination. The data visualization above is the Flight of the Bumble Bee when you cross a histogram and piano keys to show note distribution of songs. It’s the Pianogram by JoeyCloud.Net. View examples such as Alla Turca or the classic Chopsticks, or punch in your own MIDI-formatted song for a taste of the distribution ivories.

Here’s the distribution for everyone’s favorite, Chopsticks.

Pianogram - Chopsticks

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