Support system using augmented reality display for use in teaching the guitar

Yoichi Motokawa, Hideo Saito

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The complex and unfamiliar hand positions required to produce notes on the guitar mean that a beginner player usually finds learning to play a difficult process. We propose a system that makes use of augmented reality. The way to correctly hold the strings is shown by overlaying virtual hand models and lines onto a guitar via a display. By mirroring their hand movements with the image shown on a visual guidance, the player learns the correct hand positions. Accurate registration between the visual guidance and the guitar is a vital part of this system, so we need to track both the hand positions and the position of the guitar. We also propose a method of tracking the guitar by hybridizing a visual marker and the natural features of the guitar. Our tracking method enabled the system to continually display visual guides at the required position.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)789-796
Number of pages8
JournalKyokai Joho Imeji Zasshi/Journal of the Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jun

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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