The Logo computer programming language has gained popularity as an educational tool, because the language is relatively simple to learn and permits the user to define commands easily.
The hallmark of the Logo language is the Logo "turtle", a cursor substitute which can be "put through the paces" of
drawing diagrams and geometric shapes with established software with relative ease.
Logo can also be used to create music, through alternative software patterns. This invention, though, seeks to link up the two functions--music and design, to create a new music creation program designed specifically for the non-musician to put together musical compositions without learning musical notation.
The process of creation would be similar to use of the Logo turtle to create designs--that is, the turtle would
be told to draw lines in a geometric way, resulting in
a pattern or weave. This is established Logo technology.
Each pattern, though, would also have a musical secondary meaning. Each color strand would be a different note or chord, in sustain. The notes could be diatonic, to create for easy harmonics "natural" to western ears, or microtonal, to permit creation of unique and varied
works in the footsteps of avant garde composers such as Harry Partch.
The key is that one would not "write a song". One would create a huge artistic spiritual piece--a "mandala" if one wishes to use the term--and then the mandala would play music.
I see this software as useful in liberating music from
narrow "need to learn the notes" constructs, and instead creating new ways for the Logo turtle to illustrate life for us all. The results would be output as mp3 files, ready to share on the web with all.
Unlike some half-baked ideas, this idea could bake.
But I am not even half the baker to do it.