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Drum assistant

Zanderink, Arnold (2012) Drum assistant.

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Abstract:In this research, an application is designed for pupils that attend drumming lessons, on which they can practice their home study. Normally pupils study on their own drum at home without the assistance of a teacher. The added value of using this application is that they now get feedback during their practice. There are two kinds of feedback methods implemented. There is the option to get direct feedback of a ticking sound that is played on every beat. The second option is to get a rating after each played repetition, which indicates the performance of the user. The application has the opportunity for a teacher to create their own exercises. The teacher has to play the exercises a couple of times, to get a reference of the expected timing of the notes. These timing values will then be compared with the timing of the drum strokes played by the user. Based on this comparison, a performance score will be calculated and showed to the user. A user experiment has been conducted to investigate which of the two feedback methods give the most progression after a period of practicing. Participants with at least some musical background had to play four exercises, in which they got help from one of the feedback methods. The results showed that in all of the exercises, the mean progression is the highest for the ticking method.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:Interaction Technology MSc (60030)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/61665
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