Big Ear Games

Mobile Music Learning

Your Brain on Improv

Musician and researcher Charles Limb wondered how the brain works during musical improvisation — so he put jazz musicians and rappers in an fMRI to find out. What he and his team found has deep implications for our understanding of creativity of all kinds.


The Meaning of Music

Michael Tilson Thomas is giving a great overview of the meaning of music as an emotional language and channel of expression.

“…you know all that you need to know, you can start anywhere…”

Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale

“… regardless of where I am, anywhere, every audience gets that…”   from “Notes and Neurons”


African Music Tradition, a talk by Alfred Ladzekpo

Alfred Ladzekpo, a master drummer from the Ewe tribe in Ghana and a Prof. of music in Cal Arts (USA), is talking about his music tradition. He is referring to music as a language, learning through listening , social aspects, improvisation and much more… BigEar has much respect.


BigEar starts collaboration with Helsinki University – Playful Learning Center

Collaboration is the only way to make sure we make better games for The Children Of Music! Cheers.


Game Design: The Key to Education?

“Imagine a learning environment where students engage core principals using gameplay, solve problems through team-based collaboration, and use gaming systems in place of standardized textbooks. Is our education system ready for that? Do we have a choice?”  By Chris Riedel


Educational Game Design model

Barbara Chamberlin, with the NMSU Learning Games Lab, shares the Educational Game Design model developed at NMSU.

The educational development studio involves content experts and game developers in their game design process, also employing a rigorous user testing process throughout development.

In this presentation, she explains the pre-development work they do in working from broad educational objectives, forming team, immersing team members in both the content and game design, and guiding questions for refining educational objectives and driving game development.


How to truly listen

A great presentation by deaf musician, Evelyn Glennie. What could be a better post to start with? Listen. BigEar like!


The First Note

Welcome to BigEar’s blog.

BigEar is a Mobile Music Learning Game to teach the Universal Language of Music in a fun and creative way. First target user group are kids (6-11 yrs.) and their families and then all the Children of Music.

The mission is to simplify and demystify the essentials of practical music theory.

Our Equation is :   HQ Games + High Educational Value = Fun Learning and Experience. Continue reading “The First Note”


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