Players of musical instruments usually memorize musical scores for concerts and live performances. However, memorizing compositions requires much effort on the part of the players, as they have to play and listen to the musical compositions over and over again. The goal of our study is to construct a system for memorizing musical scores based on phrase similarity. The proposed system calculates the phrase similarity in the target musical composition, and based on this. It presents the musical structures of the piece, similar phrases, and the differences and similarities between these similar phrases. The learner can thus understand the musical structure intuitively, and can memorize the musical score in a short time because of the reduction of duplicated learning of the similar phrases. We evaluated the effectivity of the proposed system compared with conventional musical scores.
Ito, Y., Takegawa, Y., Terada, T., and Tsukamoto, M., “A System for Memorizing Songs by Presenting Musical Structures Based on Phrase Similarity,” Proceeding of International Computer Music Conference (ICMC2012), pp. 269–272 (Sept. 2012).