ERIC Number: ED340630
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Redesigning the Content and Sequence of Instruction in Music Theory. Final Report to Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education.
Ashley, Richard D.
This report summarizes a project in which a number of new approaches were taken to improve learning in undergraduate basic music instruction for music majors. The basic viewpoint proposed was that music activities can be seen as skilled problem solving in the areas of aural analysis, visual analysis, and understanding of compositional processes. Computer software was developed for each of these areas using visual representations of musical scores, compositional programs controlling MIDI synthesizers, and CD (compact disc) players controlled by the computer for analytical listening. A number of tables and graphs containing analysis and information from the research study are included. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Courseware, Educational Research, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement, Learning Activities, Learning Processes, Learning Strategies, Majors (Students), Music Activities, Music Education, Problem Solving, Skill Development, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, Undergraduate Study
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL.