Big Idea, No Experience...HELP!!

I’ve had an idea for a program for quite some time that I feel will affect the way the world looks at music and health. After doing a bit of reading, I felt that open source would be a great method to get the ball rolling…that said, I have absolutely NO idea where to start on here!

The program would ultimately need to allow a user to select a song file or link and compare it to another song based on specific criteria.

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Hi!

I would love to help you on your idea. What is it about?

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Can you tell us more?

Also, would fit better here: https://github.community/t5/Project-Development-Help-and/bd-p/Project-development-help-and-advice.

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I’m a musician who also became a certified Qigong/Tai Chi Instructor and Healer back in 2014. Naturally, I was drawn to research on sound-based healing methods. Particularly compelling were experiments that show certain types of sound and music that have either positive or negative affects on water molecules (water making up over 70% of our own physical makeup and that of our DNA).

I’m looking for a way to analyze sounds and identify factors that make a sound “helpful” or “harmful”. This data could then be used by a program to allow users to drag and drop their favorite song and receive some kind of rating to determine if the song is physically therapeutic or harmful. 

Thanks for the response!

I’m a musician who also became a certified Qigong/Tai Chi Instructor and Healer back in 2014. Naturally, I was drawn to research on sound-based healing methods. Particularly compelling were experiments that show certain types of sound and music that have either positive or negative affects on water molecules (water making up over 70% of our own physical makeup and that of our DNA).

I’m looking for a way to analyze sounds and identify factors that make a sound “helpful” or “harmful”. This data could then be used by a program to allow users to drag and drop their favorite song and receive some kind of rating to determine if the song is physically therapeutic or harmful. 

I’ll also post on the thread you suggested.

Hi @ao-ninja,

I moved this post from the  How to Use Git and GitHub section to the  Project Development Help and Advice section for you. I also removed the duplicate post since it didn’t have any replies yet.

Thanks for being here and good luck on your project!

Pat

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Hi!

I think that the best approch would to be to make a dataset of sounds 5-12sec long sorted into YES and NO. Then, run through tensorflow’s deep neural network, so the app can then plot if the recorded input is bad or good on a scale from 0-10.

Happy to help!

Kyler

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Wow!

Thanks, Kyler. You’ve definitely opened the door for my next research journey as I dive into better understanding TensorFlow.

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We can turn it into a open source project! I can see a lot of people using it. Seems fun! A lot of my friends asked me to make apps before where a deep learning neural net can analyze people playing music. There might me a strange quirk as I really don’t know how to sort the music.

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I remember reading something about how different kinds of music had different kinds of effects on plants. If my memory is correct, symphonic music was beneficial to plant growth whereas highly dissonant music wasn’t. Of course, the study could have been affected by the person caring for the plants and what kind of music they liked (in one case they might leave the room before watering the plants because they couldn’t stand the music).

But this sounds like a great idea. Some professional programmers and designers sit in very technically advanced chairs where their position is changed automatically, the monitor follows the position of the chair, the phone is part of the chair near the head, and where your music could be piped in to increase mental focus and calm him/her down if they’re upset. You might be surprised by the number of uses your idea could be put to.

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I started a repository here, and recently started reading up on TensorFlow. I have a friend that somewhat familiar with Python…let’s put our heads together! https://github.com/ao-ninja/aqua-hound

I’m more familiar with the research regarding the healing/harmful properties of sounds, so I’ll begin the process of compiling sound clips from songs tested for their properties in past experiments.

I’ve heard of that experiment! One of my instructors mentioned it the same day he told us about the Japanese scientist who observed the affects of certain music on the formation of crystals in freezing water.

I started a repository to begin developing the idea a little more here: https://github.com/ao-ninja/aqua-hound

I have very little knowledge on the programming side, but have studied the research on sound’s affect on the body to begin compiling sounds that have been said to be beneficial/harmful.

Thank you. I do not know what to do next.