In response to the personal difficulties of dyslexia he faced as a child, Japanese media artist Yuri Suzuki created Looks Like Music, a fascinating alternative to the western style of musical notation. In fact, Suzuki didn't even realize he was dyslexic until college, which then inspired him to design "systems that don't require words to explain. Think iOS instead of Unix." Looks Like Music works by using little robotic trains that move along a hand-drawn track. Each of five cars is responsible for a certain kind of sound– there's the drumcar and melodycar, for example. If the color is dark, the pitch is low, if the color is bright, the train plays a higher pitched note. Suzuki's visual approach to music is a boon to dyslexic musicians everywhere, but has the added bonus of making music more accessible to children, as Suzuki's method is more hands-on and quite easy to understand. Suzuki hopes eventually to put forth a Kickstarter campaign that will make his musical training project available to the masses.

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