[linux-audio-user] Creating tuition videos

Michael T D Nelson m_nels at gmx.net
Mon Jan 23 12:18:41 EST 2006

tim hall wrote:
> On Saturday 21 January 2006 19:03, Michael T D Nelson was like:
>>I guess I could brush up my OpenGL and C and have a go at writing a
>>utility myself that converts MIDI into video notation...
>>Imagine a more serious version of that Nintendo GameCube Donkey Konga
>>bongo game... with proper notation, multiple instruments... Maybe you
>>could even plug in a MIDI instrument & it could grade your
>>performance... It could be an awesome music tuition tool!
> This isn't such a daft idea.

I've actually put a lot of thought into the idea for some time now, and 
I'm convinced that it could really be awesome.

I've seen some of my "non-musical" friends play that Donkey Konga bongo 
game - and it really does teach them things. Everyone enjoys it too.

If you could just approach it in a slightly more rigorous way (but still 
make it fun) then you'd have an awesome educational tool. Just adding 
bar lines would make it better from my point of view.

I think this sort of software could be a real coup for Linux audio. With 
the right library of tutorials, it could become an essential tool in 
school music departments.

Anyway, my programming skills are pretty limited and very rusty to say 
the least. When I get some time I'd like to have a go - I'm just hoping 
that Nintendo or someone doesn't have restrictive patents on this already.


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