The impact of mobile on music and learning an instrument with Ge Wang of SMULE

This is part of an on-going year-long special series examining the impact that mobile is having on certain sectors of the economy. These sessions bring industry experts to to offer their thoughts on how mobile will be shaping their industries

In this session, Ge Wang, founder of SMULE, discusses the impact that mobile is having on the art of learning an instrument.

Some highlights of this session:
– Hear how mobile is enabling ad hoc music making
– Find out what the combination mobile and cloud computing means to the future of music
– Understand how SMULE uses every aspect of the mobile device to create music
– Learn what the impact of how mobile is democratizing the music making experience
– Listen to Ge talk about the switch from passive music consumption to active creation
– How worldwide social communities are being built based on making music
– Understand that the fundamental shift we are witnessing is a new era in music making

And so much more!

Some links I promised to include/talked about in this session:
1. The Stanford Laptop Orchestra
2. The Stanford Mobile Phone Orchestra
3. SMULE videos on YouTube
4. Atomic Tom – Take me out from a NYC subway

Also, if you liked this interview, you should also check out my first session with Ge here


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About Ge Wang
Ge Wang

Ge is an Assistant Professor at Stanford University, at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Princeton University and a BS in Computer Science from Duke University. Ge is the creator and chief architect of the ChucK audio programming language, and is the founding director of the Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk) and of the Stanford Mobile Phone Orchestra (MoPhO).

About the author

Rob Woodbridge

I'm Rob, the founder of and I've spent 14 years immersed in the mobile and pervasive computing world. During this great time I've helped some of the most innovative companies grow their business through mobile. If you are in need of a mobile business advisor or coach, connect with me here to get things rolling.

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