International Team Competition in History of Music Notations International Team Competition in History of Music Notations

JIGSAW PUZZLE TRAINING


How This Works

Choose a puzzle
Below are 12 'jigsaw puzzles' to choose from. Each puzzle has an image of part of a manuscript that contains music notation. The puzzles vary in difficulty, both in the number of pieces in the puzzle, and in the difficulty of finding patterns in the puzzle.

What happens next?
If you have Java™ enabled in your Web browser, an Applet window will open, with the pieces of the puzzle scrambled on your computer screen. You click-and-drag the pieces of the puzzle into place on your screen. Whenever you correctly place two pieces next to each other, they will 'snap' together.

How will I be scored?
A clock will record the length of time it takes you to solve the puzzle you have chosen. Your time will be multiplied by a factor according to the difficulty of the puzzle you have chosen. The product is your score in this competition.

Choose One

Coptic music MS.
Puzzle 1. Coptic (Egyptian) music manuscript.
Pieces, 20. Level of difficulty, 4.
Hebrew cantillation MS.
Puzzle 2. Hebrew manuscript with cantillation marks.
Pieces, 15. Level of difficulty, 4.
Byzantine neumed MS, example 1.
Puzzle 3. Byzantine (Greek) neumed manuscript (example #1).
Pieces, 32. Level of difficulty, 7.
Byzantine neumed MS, example 2.
Puzzle 4. Byzantine (Greek) neumed manuscript (example #2).
Pieces, 15. Level of difficulty, 4.
Unheighted Latin neumed manuscript.
Puzzle 5. Unheighted Latin neume notation.
Pieces, 15. Level of difficulty, 4.
Heighted Latin neumed manuscript.
Puzzle 6. Heighted Latin neume notation with one cleffed line.
Pieces, 15. Level of difficulty, 4.
Heighted Latin neumed manuscript, four lines.
Puzzle 7. Heighted Latin neume notation on a cleffed 4-line staff.
Pieces, 15. Level of difficulty, 4.
Heighted Latin neume notation on a cleffed 4-line staff; hufnagel.
Puzzle 8. Heighted Latin neume notation on a cleffed 4-line staff; north-German (hufnagel) glyphs.
Pieces, 15. Level of difficulty, 4.
Latin square-neume notation; 4-line staff.
Puzzle 9. Latin square-neume notation (cleffed, 4-line staff).
Pieces, 15. Level of difficulty, 4.
Latin square-neume notation; 4-line staff.
Puzzle 10. Latin square-neume notation (cleffed, 4-line staff)
Pieces, 15. Level of difficulty, 4.
Latin square-neume notation; 4-line staff.
Puzzle 11. Latin square-neume notation (cleffed, 4-line staff)
Pieces, 15. Level of difficulty, 4.
Early Renaissance mensural notation (Latin).
Puzzle 12. Early Renaissance mensural notation (Latin).
Pieces, 15. Level of difficulty, 4.

Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboration   This is an "alpha-prototype" implementation of the International Team Competition Framework. The framework is for educators or others to create online games that support interactive learning, and that foster international collaboration between individuals in small teams that work together toward a common goal. This prototype was made by Louis Barton and his colleagues for an application to the HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboration) for an "Innovation in Participatory Learning" award, as sponsored by The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Under an award, further development of this framework and implementation would be from June 2009 through May 2010. The finished framework and documentation would be made publicly available as of June 2010.  
Creative Commons license, Attribution, Non-Commercial, ShareAlike All software produced with HASTAC funds under such an award shall be freely available under the Creative Commons "Attribution, Non-Commercial, ShareAlike" license. Rapid application development of this framework, however, involves re-use of some Java software that has existing copyrights with different licensing terms. This implementation uses content of images and audio clips that may be subject to copyright restrictions in some jurisdictions.
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