Title

DragNcompose

Faculty Advisor

Manzo, Vincent Joseph

Abstract

The objective of this project was to eliminate hindering factors of creative musical expression in children by developing a computer application that aided in performance and composition. Our application, DragNcompose, targeted children attending primary school, under the age of 12, and used a basic camera attached to a computer to control various musical loops. Our application tracks the movement of the user’s hands to position and move virtual sliders to control instrumental loops. The motivation for this project was to help children cultivate interest in music. The viability of DragNcompose as a facilitator for classroom musicianship was assessed by a professor of music at a public university who reviewed the application and filled out an open-ended response survey.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2014

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

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