Date of Award
Santa Clara : Santa Clara University, 2019
Learning the piano is a complicated process that involves a lifetime of practice. For many new musicians, however, this task is overwhelming and discouraging because of the many skills involved in playing the piano. To solve this problem, I aim to create a computer game compatible with MIDI keyboards that gives novice pianists an alternative to the typical learning process and gives experienced pianists a new and useful practice tool. The game I created is inspired by two popular video games, Guitar Hero and Rock Band, featuring instant accuracy feedback against imported MIDI tracks, high score tracking, and the ability to practice at slower tempos. This game will hopefully allow players of all skill levels to find new ways to have fun playing the piano.
Lucier, Connor, "Keyboard Hero" (2019). Computer Science and Engineering Senior Theses. 143.