• Teodor Hristov Dimitriev
  • Theodor Florian Purcaru
4. term, Computer Science (IT), Master (Master Programme)
Playing the saxophone can be a rewarding activity, however it is
also time consuming, especially learning it and doing so
through a traditional manner. This is further exacerbated by the
requirement of learning music notation before even producing
any sound. A new trend of autodidactism is rising, as opposed
to formal education, especially now with times of pandemic.
This causes numerous new issues to surface, such as lack of
motivation and loss of motivation and connection between
student and teacher. Our prototype aims to allow players to play
the saxophone by mimicking hapticly sent movements while
also supporting their recording by those who want to teach
others without relying on musical notation. Based on our tests,
results indicate that there is a strong preference for slow
methodical learning for those without any experience and fast
and rhythmical learning for those with. The study indicates that
Saxophone practitioners are welcoming towards haptic
technology. However, this raises the question on the different
kinds of haptics and feedback each person prefers.
Publication date11 Jun 2021
Number of pages12
ID: 414472902