Prototyping hand-based wearable music education technology

Myllykoski, Mikko and Tuuri, Kai and Viirret, Esa and Louhivuori, Jukka and Peltomaa, Antti and Kekäläinen, Janne

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This paper discusses perspectives for conceptualizing and developing hand-based wearable musical interface. Previous implementations of such interfaces have not been targeted for music pedagogical use. We propose principles for pedagogically oriented ‘musical hand’ and outline its development through the process of prototyping, which involves a variety of methods. The current functional prototype, a touch-based musical glove, is presented.