Music Animation Machine 

http://www.npr.org/blogs/deceptivecadence/2013/05/27/186461168/watch-a-mind-blowing-visualization-of-the-rite-of-spring NPR brings to us Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring part 1 with Stephen Malinowski, a composer, software engineer, and pianist with all recordings made by Jay Bascal. This video he created of the Rite of Spring visualizes the performance of the musical art piece. It is definitely amazing how many different ways art can [...]

Adventures of The RokLienz: Part 1 

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Yuppi here!!! Let me tell you about a FANTASTIC adventure we had the other day! Runkle Rux, Bleat, and I went to play a small show on Runkle Rux’s home planet, Futonia. We got invited to a small local “cafe”- similar to the ones you find on Earth and everyone else in the band was [...]

RokLienz Visits San Francisco 

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Yellum here! We visited the Golden Gate Bridge recently because we’re scoping out cool places to go on tour! When we arrived to the famous bridge, I was disappointed; I thought it was going to be made of gold but the tour guide told me it was made out of steel! “No,” I thought to [...]

We Love RokLienz! 

  We love RokLienz so much that everyone at Creativity, Inc. wore their t-shirts together and took fantabulous pictures! Some of the people in the picture didn’t jump- can you tell? Either way, we had a great day and hope yours was just as amazing. You can get your own RokLienz shirt and more at [...]

RokLienz: First April 1st 

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Runkle Rux here! I usually don’t like to blog or anything but today, Yuppi and Fizz played a prank on me. ): We started off today and I wanted to practice Yigg Yop in preparation for our upcoming concert. We gathered in the main room of the spaceship while traveling to Futonia, my home planet. [...]

Nearly There: Story Book App Review 

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Nearly There is the first storybook app I’ve ever read (played?) through and I was apprehensive when Johanna, one of the writers, contacted me and requested I review their iPad app. How do you “play” a storybook? Do you actually play it? Would the story be too young for me and hard for me to [...]

Music is in Everyone! 

Although the debate between nurture and nature is still raging on, there are some studies that point to the idea that we are not all born tabula rasa. As Bobby McFerrin jumps around the stage, the audience sings back to him in notes according to where his new position on stage is. Note how the [...]

AppyChat with The Appy Ladies 

The Appy Ladies did an interview with our very own Charles Albert about RokLienz! Here is the interview below: Q: When and why did you decide to develop this app? Charles Albert: We are toy inventors and App developers always looking for inspiration and great partners. We fell in love with Dr Krinkles’ incredible characters [...]

Between Music and Medicine 

“The beauty of music has the ability to speak where words fail.” –Robert Gupta I posted before about the power of music- how it can affect the emotions and memories of the listeners. Robert Gupta’s talk on TedMed takes a different perspective from the previous TedTalk and discusses how music can heal and have therapeutic [...]

Do You Know Where Do-Re-Mi Came From? 

Did you know that a music theorist named Guido developed this particular series of syllables? Guido of Arezzo was a monk who lived in Italy in the 990-1030s and developed various musical tools such as the solfége singing technique. The solfége technique originated from the first verse of a Latin hymn called “Ut Queant Laxis” [...]

CES 2013 Experience 

YAPPI YUPPI Yuppi here! The RokLienz went to CES 2013 to show off the new toys and boy, we had a great time. The toys mentioned in the previous blog post were debuted and we were dancing with excitement! Many people passed by our booth where we had the toys and iPad out to test [...]

Invasion of RokLienz! 

While tinkering around in the labs of Dr. Krinkle’s Laboratory, Dr. Krinkles, a small scientist, recently invented a cloning machine that clones anything into toy form. Dr. Krinkles left the Toy Clone Machine wide open and when the RokLienz decided to do an impromptu jam session in the lab they fell into the machine, hit [...]

Interview with RokLienz: Runkle Rux 

After weeks and weeks of trying to talk to one of the RokLienz, I was recently able to sit-down with the super famous Hyper Guitar player Runkle Rux. He met me on Earth and answered some of my questions: ES: Who do you like to listen to? Runkle Rux: I like a variety of Rok [...]

Alienz on Earth? 

Recently, a rather large spaceship landed on Earth after being hurled through the galaxy. Folks at Creativity were the first at the scene and discovered alienz! However, they quickly found out these are no ordinary alienz. The otherworldly beings called themselves RokLienz and constantly played universe-blowing music. We, of course, realized we had to share [...]

DoReMi 1-2-3 and Ear Training 

Joshua Garrett, our lead designer for DoReMi 1-2-3 was featured as a Guest Blogger for our partners over at Fingerprint. Here he describes the teaching principles we promote in DoReMi 1-2-3: JOSHUA GARRETT 12 January 2012 DoReMi 1-2-3 is a line of apps that are all about “Ear Training” for young children. Ear Training is [...]