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Virtual Music Teacher
Project documentation
INSA de Lyon, Département Informatique
Universität Karlsruhe, Fakultät für Informatik

(Institut für Logik, Komplexität und Deduktionssysteme)
IRCAM - Centre Pompidou

Gilles Mathieu

Engineer Student

March - August 2003

Computer Science Department, INSA de Lyon


Computers offer a great applications panel, and an important feature is the way we can use them for education, learning and teaching.

The goal of the project is to define how we can teach music with a software, and to realise such one which would allow computer aided music learning. This software does not give musical theory base, which can be found in any music book, but build an "artistical diagnostic" on played music, as would do a real teacher: with a score as reference, detect errors on played music, and find ways to explain them.

Typical errors are for example wrong notes, rhythm errors, tempo errors, and interpretation errors. Applications could be everykind of tonal music (instrumental or vocal).

That implies good definitions of errors and diagnostic rules, but that also means an investigation on interface problems: way to acquire and to model played music, output definition, etc.

This report describes the project base and gives a documentation of what has been done since the beginning. This is not a complete, finished documentation but rather a ``state of the art'' of the Virtual Music Teacher at the end of August 2003.

Things may change in the future if the project is continued.

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Mathieu Gilles (Betr. soltau) 2003-08-25