Developing Music Harmony Awareness in Young Students through an Augmented Reality Approach

Federico Avanzini, Adriano Baratè, Mauro Cottini, Luca Andrea Ludovico, Marcella Mandanici

Abstract

This paper presents AREmbody, an augmented-reality mobile application for the development of tonal harmony awareness. Continuing from previous prototypes based on full body and desktop interaction, AREmbody benefits from a very simple portable setup which allows physical interaction and supports the activity of one or more users. The application combines in a single mobile device a video processor, a media player and a movement tracker, opening the way to the design of harmonic games with challenges and recordable scores. Thus the application not only fosters music education activities in the classroom, but also extends them outside the school times and places, promoting educational practices in informal and private contexts.

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