Music Screen-Reading: indicative results from two pilot studies
Australian Computer Music Association
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
This paper discusses two pilot studies conducted by Lindsay Vickery and Talisha Goh, Screening the Score: Exploring the Potentials and Limitations of Presenting Music Notation on the iPad and Sight - Reading Polyphonic Musical Textures: a Pilot Eye-Movement Study. Vickery’s experiment sought to investigate the activity of the eyes of musicians while performing a variety of notations and score presentation types from a screen. Goh’s experiment explored sight-reading polyphonic keyboard music containing two, three, four and five voices, at a comfortable pace and with a click-track beat.
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