Document Type

Conference Paper


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Electrical and electronic engineering

Publication Details

118th AES Convention, Barcelona, Spain, 2005.


This paper considers the development of a violin teaching aid, called ViTool, which is based on violin pedagogy, sound analysis, and comparison of beginner and good player recordings. It is a computer based teaching aid and will ultimately consist of at least four task dependent tools. Typical beginner faults have been identified and features, that best describe them for classification purposes, are considered. The ViTool is not intended as a replacement or electronic teacher, but as a teaching aid. Presently, it seems that no such violin learning aid or tool exists and an opportunity exists for the development of such home learning aids. This paper puts forward the initial steps towards such a teaching aid.