Toward a High Performance Piano Practice Support System for Beginners

Shota Asahi, Satoshi Tamura, Yuko Sugiyama, Satoru Hayamizu

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Abstract

In piano learning, it is difficult especially for beginners to judge by themselves whether their musical performances are appropriate in terms of rhythm and melody. Therefore, we have been developing a piano practice support system, which enables piano beginners to conduct independent practice without their instructors. In this paper, we propose the system with the aid of a deep learning technique: Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM). Our system accepts raw piano sounds, extracting performance information. From these information, we evaluate performance. We evaluated the scheme using actual beginners' performances, and found the proposed system achieved better than previous conventional methods. This paper also presents an application employing our methods. Through subjective evaluation experiments for the proposed application, it turns out almost the all beginners found reflection points, and they maintained their motivation for independent practice.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference, APSIPA ASC 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages73-79
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9789881476852
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Mar 4
Externally publishedYes
Event10th Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference, APSIPA ASC 2018 - Honolulu, United States
Duration: 2018 Nov 122018 Nov 15

Publication series

Name2018 Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference, APSIPA ASC 2018 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference10th Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference, APSIPA ASC 2018
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period18/11/1218/11/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

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