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

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGames and Learning Alliance - 7th International Conference, GALA 2018, Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings
EditorsHeinrich Söbke, Manuel Gentile, Mario Allegra
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-11548-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-11547-0
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event7th International Conference on Games and Learning Alliance, GALA 2018 - Palermo, Italy
Duration: 5 Dec 20187 Dec 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11385 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference7th International Conference on Games and Learning Alliance, GALA 2018

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