ERIC Number: ED196426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Oct-21
Reference Count: N/A
The MEDICI Tutorial in Melodic Dictation. CMR Report X-2.
Newcomb, Steven R.; And Others
Melodic Dictation Computerized Instruction (MEDICI), a system of lessons which runs on the Florida PLATO real-time interactive graphic computer system, is part of the required curriculum for freshman music majors at the Florida State University School of Music, and provides private tutoring and practice for each student. The program begins by selecting a melody from the database and displaying the clef, key signature, time signature, and first note. The short four voice cadence which follows can be repeated as often as necessary until the student is ready to hear the entire melody. After each of the first two playings of entire melody, the student has 30 seconds to notate the melody on paper. After the third repetition, the student uses an interactive music editing system to enter his version of the melody. Two indexes are available for the student, one for editorial assistance and the other to help him determine which activity to go to next. The music data are formatted in a table of 48 60-bit words of computer memory. The format is described in detail in the appendices as are the two audio routines used. (BK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.