Play Guitar in 10 Minutes: Development of an instant-learn online music education system
Tom Benjamin, NSW Department of Education & Training, Australia
Global TIME, in Online, Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
There have long been calls for reintroduction of music into school curricula. Attempts to harness informal music interests such as rock bands have not sufficiently compensated. An ‘instant learning’ music education system was developed and prepared for online self-instruction. The approach is based on re-writing the music to fit the ergonomics of the player rather than the traditional approach of training the player’s fingering to the demands of the music. This is done with special chords that almost inaudibly change the backing score but allow guitar beginners in particular to blend in simple one-finger chords. Low bandwidth and cost were achieved by using blogs with midi and PowerPoint downloads rather than the more common video tutorials on the web. Field trials showed that however simply explained, the system still required video and even some live tuition even for the teachers. This paper reviews the research and development for this project.
Benjamin, T. (2011). Play Guitar in 10 Minutes: Development of an instant-learn online music education system. In Proceedings of Global TIME -Online Conference on Technology, Innovation, Media & Education (pp. 272-276). Online,: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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