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Author Addessi, Anna Rita ♦ Pachet, Francois
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Abstract The Continuator project concerns the study of interactive musicalsystems that are able to learn musical styles. The Continuatorsystem was developed with the primary goal of designing new musicalinstruments in the context of improvised music. The strongsubjective impressions created with the use of the system led us toconsider its use in a pedagogical context. This article describesexperiments conducted with the system and 3- to 5-year-oldchildren. We highlight several dimensions of the study pertainingto music education, including attention span, spontaneousdevelopment of playing modes, and capacity to listen analytically.We describe very encouraging preliminary results and stress theimportance of using reflective interactive systems for triggeringmusical interest in children and creating stimulating,nonsupervised music learning environments. We conclude by settingup our research in the context of the theory of flow as an optimalexperience.
Description Affiliation: University of Bologna (Addessi, Anna Rita) || Sony CSL, Paris (Pachet, Francois)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2008-03-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Computers in Entertainment (CIE) (CIE)
Volume Number 2
Issue Number 1
Page Count 1
Starting Page 14
Ending Page 14


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Source: ACM Digital Library