Trial: Improving sight-reading skills in a microtonal context, using the Comprovisador

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New method and new deadline

For those who haven’t yet had the opportunity to start this trial, there is now a new method to do it in just one week.

Here are the new trial directives. You should practice:

  • using Comprovisador.client in Practice Mode;
  • during one weekuntil 23/06/2017;
  • between 5 and 7 sessions;
  • at least 30 minutes per session;
  • using a tone division of quarter-tones (“1/4”, although you may experiment with 1/2 and 1/8 whenever you wish to);
  • setting the “flux” slider (which controls the rate of the note stream) to a value that is suited for your current skills;
  • experimenting with the “reading time window” value in order to test your reflexes;
  • using the four different reading modes;
  • and, finally, rating your performance at the end of each take by clicking the appropriate percentage button;

Click on the screenshots below to see how easy it is!

In the end, all you need to do is send the practice log file* generated by the application via e-mail to the author, adding a short comment on your perception of the trial (max. 100 words):

  • How much did your skills improve and in what ways?
  • What could be made better in the application?

The results of the trial will be presented at the EurSax’17 international conference – “The biggest saxophone event in Europe!”.

You will find the file “practiceLog.json” next to your copy of  Comprovisador.client. Please, send it to the author by 23/06/2017 with the short comment via the following e-mail address:

pedrolouzeiro at gmail dot com

Importante note: the “practiceLog.json” file will be created during your first practice session and should always be kept in the same folder as the Comprovisador.client.


About the trial:

Are you a professional grade or college student saxophone player?

Are you interested in developing your microtonal skills?

Would you like to partake in a trial on Improving Sight-Reading Skills in a Microtonal Context Using a Real-Time Composition Tool?

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All you have to do is install the Comprovisador.client application in your computer (it’s free!) and do what you do best: play your saxophone!

  • The application displays music notation in real-time for you to sight-read;
  • You can set it to use quarter-tones or even eighth-tones;
  • The computer plays the matching sound so you can check your tuning;
  • You can set the rate of the note stream to keep it adjusted to your skills, as you continue to improve them;
  • You don’t need to worry about tracking your performance data as the application will do that for you;
  • In the end, all you need to do is send the practice log file generated by the application via e-mail to the author;
  • You should also add a short comment on your perception of the trial (max. 100 words):
    • How much did your skills improve and in what ways?
    • What could be made better in the application?

The results of the trial will be presented at the EurSax’17 international conference – “The biggest saxophone event in Europe!”.

So, are you up for this?

If you are, please download and install the application and you can start improving your microtonal skills today, while helping to develop this real-time composition tool!

For any questions, regarding this trial or the Comprovisador project, use the e-mail above. It would be nice to hear from you!

To find out more about the Comprovisador project, click on the link.