Improvements To A Digital Music Stand
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
After more than 10 years since the concept of digital music stand was first seriously designed, the research area in the field of digital music stand have somewhat matured. However, there are still improvements that can be done. One of the most useful aspects of a digital music stand is its ability to perform page turns silently to aid musicians in reading music during music performance. We found out, in this investigation, that using animation for page turning is more efficient in aiding musicians than the current page turning techniques: the half-page preview technique. We also present three multi-paged view page turning animations: OneStep, SimultaneousStep and MultiStep animations which further expand the capability of digital music stand to meets musicians’ needs in having multiple page view during performance. We found out that test participants prefer SimultaneousStep the most. Finally, we discuss on how our evaluation needs can be improved and what kind of other improvements that can be done on digital music stands.