Skoog: Instrument Focusing on Accessibility

is a Skoog?
accessible musical instrument - new musical instrument 

The Skoog is an exciting new musical instrument with accessibility at its heart.  An instrument designed explicitly for special education to empower those unable to play traditional instruments.  The Skoog is a soft, squeezable object that simply plugs straight into your computer or laptop’s USB port.  Simply touching, pressing, squashing, twisting or tapping the Skoog allows you to play a wide range of instruments, intuitively.


Skoog - angle view Real expression, Real music 

Start making your own music.  For anyone unable to play orchestral instruments, the Skoog offers the opportunity to experience and play realistic musical sounds for yourself.    The Skoog gives you access to the full dynamic characteristics of a real flute or xylophone,  without asking you to master the real thing.  For example, you can use any part of your body, just squeeze the Skoog to blow a flute, or just tap it to strike a xylophone.

Full sensory feedback

The Skoog gives you unparallelled potential for personal musical expression.  It responds directly to your movement – and because the Skoog uses physical modelling synthesis, and not just sampling, midi or wavetable synthesis – variations in your touch directly affect the sound you produce.  Every subtle gesture held within your movement is converted into beautifully nuanced musical sound.

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Pupil using the Skoog Versatile teaching resource 

The Skoog is extremely versatile as a teaching tool. The software offers a range of instruments including Brass, Woodwind, Percussion and Strings.  You can change the sensitivity with a click of the mouse, and save individual user settings. Skoogmusic’s software allows you customise the Skoog to suit the needs of a wide range of potential musicians and adjustable skill settings offer the opportunity to learn and grow.


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