Cove allows you to create music to capture your mood and express how you feel.
Instead of words, create music to reflect emotions like joy, sadness, calm and anger. You can store your music in a personal journal, or send them to someone and let the music do the talking. Expressing your emotions can be hard. It can be easier if you make music! Cove is trusted by doctors and therapists as a safe and secure way to look after your mental health.
The app is built on the principles of musical theory; it has 6 harmonically evolving sounds to get you started and you can build on these and play around with the tones, without having to know the ins and outs of music.
There are no right or wrong sounds for people to use or create, the aim is that people create pieces of music than resonate emotionally with them.
When you start, you choose from four base moods – playful, longing, calm, struggling. These serve as the basis for your piece of music. The display looks like water, so when you’re adding to your tune by tapping the screen, your taps appear as stones in the water – creating your own personal cove (aha).
How does it work?
Cove is like a mood journal, except instead of using words to express how you feel, you use music.
To create music, choose from six different moods – calm, struggling, longing, playful, clouded and gentle.
Once you’ve selected your mood, you can then easily add and remove different musical effects.
Store your music in a private journal to revisit at any time. Add some personal thoughts and tags.
NOTE – Cove is not a substitute for professional therapy, and not suitable for those experiencing severe distress or suicidal thoughts. If you find yourself really struggling, in the app there are helpful links to organisations who can help you. Don’t be afraid to reach out to someone.