Singing sock puppets

Singing sock puppets

Singingsockpuppet Scale

These musical hand puppets by Matthew Irvine Brown look irresistibly fun to play with. Sensors in the puppets mouth measure how wide it’s open and that data is converted to a musical scale.

These puppets can be tuned to sing in any scale or mode. At the minute their voices come from a small Max/MSP patch and some very basic electronics, but he can also be rigged up to be a MIDI controller.

They can help illustrate relatively complex musical theory – such as the differences between blues, chromatic and pentatonic scales – through play and storytelling

– Head over to the site and scroll down for some video of the puppets in audio action.
Singing Sock Puppets

2 thoughts on “Singing sock puppets

  1. Kentaro Fukuchi says:

    Keromin would be the earlier instance of Theremin puppet.

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