Q: What do the colors indicate? A: This video uses "harmonic coloring," in which each pitch class (C, C-sharp, D, etc.) is a different color, with the colors being assigned according to the circle of fifths. You can read more about this technique here: http://www.musanim.com/mam/pfifth.htm In this video, I've departed from my convention of using blue as the tonic because green seemed more appropriate to the mood of the piece. Incidentally, this mode of coloring is supported by the MAMPlayer (see the next FAQ item).
Q: Is there a way I could make the bar-graph scores myself? A: The Music Animation Machine MIDI file player will generate this display; you can get the (Windows) software here: http://www.musanim.com/player/ There are lots of places on the web where you can get MIDI files; I usually go to the Classical Archives site first: http://www.classicalarchives.com/