562015-03-24 , 法政大学大学院理工学・工学研究科
It is essential for a saxophone player to have non-disabled ten fingers. If one or the other arm is disabled or even one of ten fingers is disabled, the player inevitably cannot play the saxophone. It is the main purpose of this study that such players canplay the saxophone continuously. One of the ways of the solutions is to develop very handy and dexterous artificial hands but it may bevery difficult. Another way is to customize the instrument or to make a special device attached to the instrument to make the player possible to perform it only by his single hand or by his own foots alternatively. In this paper, it is considered that by using a MIDI keyboard which can be played by a single hand, the player can perform the saxophone making use of the playing function of the automatic saxophone performance robot. Besides, the system can have a secondary benefit that it can make novice players be ableto play the instrument easily.