Musicality: A game to improve musical perception

Nouri Khalass, Georgia Zarnomitrou, Kazi Injamamul Haque, Salim Salmi, Simon Maulini, Tanja Linkermann, Nestor Z. Salamon, J. Timothy Balint, Rafael Bidarra
Games and Learning Alliance, Volume 11385, page 39--48 - jan 2019
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Musicality is the concept that refers to a person's ability to perceive and reproduce music. Due to its complexity, it can be best defined by different aspects of music like pitch, harmony, etc. Scientists believe that musicality is not an inherent trait possessed only by musicians but something anyone can nurture and train in themselves. In this paper we present a new game, named Musicality, that aims at measuring and improving the musicality of any person with some interest in music. Our application offers users a fun, quick, interactive way to accomplish this goal at their own pace. Specifically, our game focuses on three of the most basic aspects of musicality: instrument recognition, tempo and tone. For each aspect we created different mini-games in order to make training a varied and attractive activity.

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@InProceedings { KZHSMLSBB19,
  author       = "Khalass, Nouri and Zarnomitrou, Georgia and Haque, Kazi Injamamul and Salmi, Salim and Maulini, Simon and
                  Linkermann, Tanja and Salamon, Nestor Z. and Balint, J. Timothy and Bidarra, Rafael",
  title        = "Musicality: A game to improve musical perception",
  booktitle    = "Games and Learning Alliance",
  series       = "Information Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI",
  volume       = "11385",
  pages        = "39--48",
  month        = "jan",
  year         = "2019",
  editor       = "Manuel Gentile Mario Allegra Heinrich Söbke",
  publisher    = "Springer International Publishing",
  note         = "7th International Conference, GALA 2018, Palermo, Italy, December 5-7, 2018",
  key          = "10.1007/978-3-030-11548-7_4",
  url          = ""

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