Wireless Sensor Interface and Gesture-Follower for Music Pedagogy

Bevilacqua, Frédéric and Guédy, Fabrice and Schnell, Norbert and Fléty, Emmanuel and Leroy, Nicolas

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

We present in this paper a complete gestural interface built to support music pedagogy. The development of this prototype concerned both hardware and software components: a small wireless sensor interface including accelerometers and gyroscopes, and an analysis system enabling gesture following and recognition. A first set of experiments was conducted with teenagers in a music theory class. The preliminary results were encouraging concerning the suitability of these developments in music education.