Get more out of your music

Bebop lets you see exactly what you hear.
Every note, from every instrument, in mesmerizing animated sequences.

1 ▪ Get lost in the music / forget everything else

Listen like the composer or performer would: see ahead and feel notes before they hit
Each circle is a different note Higher position on screen = higher pitch Size of circle = duration of note Lines connect notes to highlight melodies

2 ▪ See everything, hear everything

"Split" mode shows the two solo violins (in green and blue) separately... ... making it easier to listen to both at the same time

3 ▪ Hear what's important

Instantly recognize what matters in a busy, multi-layered soundscape Follow musical phrases using visual patterns like the "staircases" in this animation

Explore hundreds of animations, and customize your own...

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No time to browse through everything, but still want to see more?
We'll send you our best animations (one or two per week)
As a thank you, we'll load another 2 bonus animations right here!

Pick your own colors and effects, or even upload your own music:

Browse and search all our published animations
Save and share your custom animations with friends
Upload MIDI / MP3 files to create original animations

Hundreds of animations, with more added every week:

Schumann - Piano Quartet (III. Andante Cantabile)
Bach - Goldberg Variations (BWV 988) - Aria
Beethoven - Sonata No. 8 in C minor ("Pathetique" - Op. 13) - II. Adagio cantabile
Debussy - Suite Bergamasque (L. 75) - III. Claire de lune

Questions you might have

Can you make an animation of my composition / song?

Absolutely: as long as you have an MP3 file and a matching MIDI file of what you want to animate. Just head to the upload section after you sign up.
From there you can customize every aspect of the animation like layer colors, rendering modes, animation styles.
Note: If the MIDI and MP3 aren't already in sync, we have an offline algorithm that can process them. Just send us a note at

This is cool. Can I help in some way?

Share: The most awesome thing you can do is share Bebop with your friends, family, colleagues, that cute barista, everyone in your yoga class, etc.
We have tons of new features planned for Bebop (i.e. mobile, games), and we need your support to get the word out before we run out of money for rent & soda.
Donate: If you really really like what we've built, you could leave us a nice tip via Paypal
Partner: If you're doing something related to music, education, or technology and have an idea to use / adapt / improve Bebop, we're waiting to hear from you at !
Join: We're looking for Android / iOS / Web engineers, as well as content management specialists and marketing firepower.

Why isn't this working on my tablet / phone / smart TV?

Bebop is in a prototype phase. Please pardon our non-responsive, non-interoperable appearance as we renovate. We'll be moving to more modern technologies, including mobile apps, very soon.

Can this be used in the classroom?

Absolutely: we'll soon be publishing a list of ideas for how Bebop can be used in education (e.g. instrument identification / directed listening, perceiving rhythms, singing along)
Let us know at if you have some interesting ideas!

Can this be used for music appreciation or therapy?

Go for it! Whether it's to ease chronic anxiety or prepare for a major surgery, Bebop is all about making the power of music more accessible.

Can this be used in live performance?

It depends: the easiest way is for performers to play along to a pre-synced animation (meaning they would need to agree on a tempo beforehand). If a conductor is involved, then the pre-syncing could be done to a click track, which the conductor could use during the performance.

Why did you make Bebop?

Our modern pace of life can be overwhelming. That's not all bad, as we globetrot, push our mental and physical limits, and seek ever-bigger thrills.

This shift has changed the role of music in our lives. When was the last time you actually listened to music without doing something else at the same time? These days, most music consumption is background or incidental. Some music is even produced for specific social settings.

The backbone of every great film, video game, road trip, or dance number, is a great piece of music. But the full power and meaning of music goes beyond supporting roles.

We built Bebop because music is an end in itself. To help great music stand on its own in our cluttered lives, and to give listeners a new way of hearing and discovering.