Playing the Mambo Rhythm with Computer
The computer can be widely used for music activities. The users can arrange the original music easily using the computer.
In our activity, we used music software, "Mujiro," on the PC type computers. During the music activity, the teacher used the computer as a tool like a rhythm box, a metronome, or a music stereo. The teacher changed the tempo of the music and erased a certain part of the ensemble using the computer. Therefore, the students could learn the rhythm of the mambo music and practice their part for the school ensemble easily with the computer.
The students enjoyed practicing some instruments with the computer. After practicing their instruments with the computer, they developed self-confidence and did not hesitate to play the instruments in front of other people.
Discipline, subject : musique
Public : primaire
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Pédagogie, pedagogy : The computer can be widely used even for music activities. The users can arrange the original music easily. For example, they can change the tempo of music and erase a certain part of the ensemble. The students learned the rhythm of mambo music and practiced their own parts in the school ensemble using the function of the computer during the activity.
Apprentissage, learning : The students can learn the rhythm of mambo music and practice their own part in ensemble music using the computer. The students can more enthusiastically practice their instruments with the other instruments of the ensemble using the computer instead of just practising their part alone.
Enseignement, teaching : The teacher can use the computer as an effective teaching tool for music activities. During this music activity, the teacher used the computer as a rhythm box, a metronome, and a music stereo.
Technique : We used music software called "Mujiro" on the PC type computers. The user can input music notes using either a mouse or a music keyboard. The software is easy to use; therefore, the teacher does not need to be a computer specialist.
Société, society :
Culture : The students learn the rhythm of the mambo music. They can learn different types of music in many countries using the computer.
Institution : We needed only one computer at the music classroom. The teacher controlled the computer and helped the students as they learned.
Remarques, remarks : The students did not hesitate to play the instrument in front of their peers after they had practiced with the computer.