Music is a language without a dictionary. Most languages have clearly defined words and definitions, but there are no explicit meanings for a melody. As a result, people often add lyrics to music to make it more accessible and relatable to the common listener.
Melodic cryptography is a game that has been played by composers for centuries, and persists through modern times. It works on the simple principle of translating words, letter by letter, into melodies and creating music from them. Writing music based on cryptograms is interesting because it gives you fresh, unusual ideas to work with, along with a conceptual theme that can inform the mood of your music.
This site features a variety of content including books, music, videos, tarot cards, and a melodic encryption web app. If you have any questions about how the game works, we encourage you to check out these resources or get in touch directly through the contact page.