It is difficult for beginners to practice the piano efficiently because they are mostly unable to recognize their own weak points and advances in the proficiency of their piano performance. As a result, their motivation for practicing the piano decreases because they cannot improve their skills in spite of their great efforts. In this paper, we propose a piano learning support system that offers comprehensive visualization of the practice information, and an annotation function, to achieve efficient piano learning. We conducted a system evaluation experiment with fourteen subjects, using the proposed learning system. The results of the experiment reveal that even though the performance time of subjects who were practicing the set piece with the system became shorter, the total number of experiment days was also significantly shorter than that of subjects who were practicing the set piece without any support from the system.
Ueda, K.., Takegawa, Y. and Hirata, K. “Evaluation of a Piano Learning Support System Focusing on Visualization of Keying Information and Annotation,” Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (E-Learn2015), pp. 1198–1204 (Oct. 2015).