Eric J. Isaacson

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Though music is fundamentally an aural phenomenon, we often communicate about music through visual means. The paper examines a number of visualization techniques developed for music, focusing especially on those developed for music analysis by specialists in the field, but also looking at some less successful approaches. It is hoped that, by presenting them(More)
Executive Summary During February and March 2002, the first round of usability testing was conducted for three Multimedia Music Theory Teaching (MMTT) lesson prototypes. The purpose of the MMTT initiative is to create authoring tools which music theory faculty can use to create personalized theory exercises, as well as provide music students with a way to(More)
" Academic musicians, " students and faculty in schools of music, have music IR needs that differ from those of the mass-market consumer. This paper describes the characteristics of this user group, the types of musical information they use and how they use them, and the kinds of IR tasks they need to perform. A section describes the special needs of the(More)
A summary of some new technologies for distance learning is provided, with illustrations of possible applications of these technologies in schools of music. Two examples of distance learning technologies under development at Indiana University are presented. Finally, a number of issues that need to be considered before adopting a distance learning approach(More)