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American Journal of Educational Research. 2014, 2(7), 486-492
DOI: 10.12691/education-2-7-10
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Enhancing Performance Music Games in Education through the IEEE 1599 Standard

Luca Andrea Ludovico1, , Mario Malcangi1 and Giuseppina Rita Mangione2

1Dipartimento di Informatica, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy

2Dip. di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, Ingegneria Elettrica e Matematica Applicata, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Salerno, Italy

Pub. Date: July 02, 2014

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Luca Andrea Ludovico, Mario Malcangi and Giuseppina Rita Mangione. Enhancing Performance Music Games in Education through the IEEE 1599 Standard. American Journal of Educational Research. 2014; 2(7):486-492. doi: 10.12691/education-2-7-10


This work aims at proposing an innovative way to approach music education, focusing performance games and advanced natural interfaces. The key idea is coupling the power of IEEE 1599, an XML-based international standard for music description, with the concept of music meta-instrument. Meta-instruments are ad hoc interfaces which allow a simplified interaction among the student and music contents. The proposed framework will provide a tool for music practice, powered by the typical features of an IEEE 1599 document. Both a brief overview of the standard and a meta-instrument case study will be presented.

performance games music education IEEE 1599 meta-instruments

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