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Designing music lessons for the 21st century : make learning a musical instrument more fun, playful and modern

Soelen, R.P van (2018) Designing music lessons for the 21st century : make learning a musical instrument more fun, playful and modern.

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Abstract:This study existed through an assignment of art school Kaliber. It looks at how to combine technology and music into a workshop. The goal of this study is to use modern technology to get children familiar with and excited about music creation through a workshop. The workshop will be given using a system consisting of four different MIDI instruments, each serving another function within the music: Drums, chords, melody and bass. The learning goal of the workshop that is being evaluated has been specified to learning how to identify and apply these functions. The ability to identify the instruments has been tested using a quiz with audio clips. The ability to apply the instruments is being tested by looking at improvements of the playing of participants from the beginning to the end of the workshop. To test whether the children were excited about the music making process a survey was handed out. The results indicate improvements in the identifying and the applying part, but these results are not enough to statistically proof that the workshop is better than traditional methods of teaching about this topic. However the results do indicate that it might be a good idea to do more research on this.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Clients:
Kaliber Kunstenschool, Enschede, The Netherlands
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:20 art studies, 54 computer science
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/75575
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