End Date: 15/10/1998
Funding: ESPRIT project
Project Leader: Carayannis George, Bakamidis Stylianos
The object of this program was the completion of new technologies in audio recognition (analysis of acoustic data for defining the fundamental frequencies, the timing of musical notes and their dynamics) in an instructive multimedia environment which includes musical content, video, animation, performance accompanied by notes, voice recognition and optical recognition in scores with typed notes. The completion of these technologies functioned as the basis of a virtual music lesson and practice environment, which helps the study of music at home or at the conservatory.
This program aimed at a thoroughly improved environment via audio recognition of non-MIDI instruments like flute, violin, saxophone, which includes videotaped exercises presented by real teachers. The system can analyse the student’s performance and this way help him/her to improve him/herself.