Pianists Play Their Instruments as Fast as Experienced Typists on a QWERTY Keyboard, Max Planck Institute Study

Published: Sep 19, 2013

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It is quite simple for pianists like the Chinese virtuoso Lang Lang: Whether it is music by Mozart, Rachmaninoff or Tchaikovsky, they can play the piano quickly. Saarbr├╝cken researchers transferred this skill in piano playing to text entry by developing a computational approach that assigns words and letters to notes and chords. In this way experienced as well as hobby-pianists can enter text as fast professional typists.

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