Accessing Music Notation Through Touch and Speech

  • Ben P. Challis
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4061)


A system for the non-visual presentation of music notation is described. Derived from an earlier test-platform for the establishment of a set of principles for tactile communication, the Weasel notation system has been redesigned to facilitate both music-reading and composition tasks. Using tactile overlays on a touchpad, speech output/input and audio-playback, the system allows the reader to browse and interact with music notation in a way that is appropriate to the majority of common music reading and writing tasks.


Speech Synthesis Music Notation Music Education Western Music Midi File 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ben P. Challis
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  1. 1.Department of Arts and MediaUniversity of GlamorganPontypriddUK

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