e-Score; impact, perception and uses in music educational institutions

Publication TypeConference Paper
Año de publicación2015
AuthorsAlves, GR, Merchán-Sánchez-Jara, J
Nombre de la Conferenciathe 3rd International ConferenceProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality - TEEM '15
PublisherACM Press
Conference LocationPorto, PortugalNew York, New York, USA
Keywordsdigital scores, e-Learning, electronic devices, music editing, music publishing

Parallel to the very first music expressions as a human activity, developed under some kind of guidelines and precepts, there have arisen relentless efforts and attempts to achieve the long-lasting and stable representation of the musical products being created, in a way that would allow to recreate them as closely as posible to the original event.from the very beginning until the present days, have been many notation systems, formats, and expressions developed with this purpose in mind. With the incursion and implementation of the new digital technologies in the musical activity spheres, a new paradigm emerge in the representation and transmission of the musical work, culminating nowadays with the born of a new music document typology tha may be called digital music score or e-Score.

The aim of this paper is lay down and approach to this new type of object for music texts reading, editing and transmission through a quantitive research, being the scope of the study to analyze and understand how electronic music scores (e-Score) are received, used and perceived by music students and teachers in any of the music learning centers in our country. The main purpose is to provide scientific evidence, through statistical methods, of the level of implementation and use of these new support type for music knowledge transmission, as well as the most influential aspects implied in perception of therm amongst musical community in Spain.