User interface for teaching sight-reading skills
Computer Science
Sight-reading is reading and performing a piece of music that a performer has not seen before. It is an important skill, but is one that is challenging to teach currently. One way it is taught nowadays requires an instructor to manually hide and show a particular amount of music as the musician is performing. This prevents musicians from practicing this particular way on their own. In this project, we will conduct observations and interviews to study in more detail the way that sight-reading is taught. We will understand the practice and pain-points and use these insights to then develop an application that will help instructors teach sight-reading. We will run user studies to evaluate the application to assess how well it helps musicians develop sight-reading skills.
Interface development, programming, running user studies.
Time commitment
5-8 hour(s) per week
Python, Java or C++
Positions available
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