Cognitive modelling of early music reading skill acquisition for piano

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Proceedings titleProceedings of the 11th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (ICCM 2012)
ConferenceICCM 2012: International Conference on Cognitive Modeling, Berlin, Germany, April 13-15, 2012
Pages4348; # of pages: 6
SubjectMusic reading; piano methods; ACT-R
AbstractIn the classical music tradition, knowing how to read music is an essential skill and is seen as a fundamental component to develop when learning to play the piano. This research's focus is to study the possible impact of the different teaching approach on the acquisition of initial reading skills. By using cognitive modeling, we are hoping to observe through computer simulation the problem solving and decisionmaking tasks involved in decoding a simple musical score. The paper introduces the Middle-C and Intervallic methods followed by a description of an ACT-R cognitive model and simulation results upon learning with each of the piano methods.
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AffiliationInformation and Communication Technologies; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NPARC number20262890
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