A Tambourine Support System to Improve the Atmosphere of Karaoke

Publication Type:

Conference Paper

Source:

The 12th Sound and Music Computing Conference, Music Technology Research Group, Dept. of Computer Science, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland (2015)

ISBN:

9-7809-92746629

URL:

http://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/smc15/

Keywords:

Karaoke, Tambourine part generation, Tambourine Support

Abstract:

Karaoke is a popular amusement, but people do not necessarily enjoy karaoke when they are not singing. It is better that non-singing people engage in karaoke to enliven it, but this is not always easy, especially if they do not know the song. Here, we focus on the tambourine, which is provided in most karaoke spaces in Japan but are rarely used. We propose a system that instructs how a non-singing person plays the tambourine. Once the singer choose a song, the tambourine part for this song is automatically generated based on the standard MIDI file. During the playback, the tambourine part is displayed in a common music game style with the usual karaoke-style lyrics. The correctness of the tambourine beat is fed to the display. The results showed that our system motivated non-singing people to
play the tambourine with a game-like instruction even for songs that they did not know.
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