Process of Acquiring Musical Performance Skills for Enhanced “Awareness” Given by a Multimedia-Based Learning Approach
Katsuko T. Nakahira*, Miki Akahane**, and Yukiko Fukami***
*Nagaoka University of Technology, 1603-1 Kamitomioka, Nagaoka, Niigata 940-2188, Japan
**Tokyo University of Music, 3-4-5 Minami-Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo 171-8540, Japan
***Kyoto Women’s University, 35 Kitahiyoshi-cho, Imakumano, Higashiyama, Kyoto 605-8501, Japan
As e-learning gains popularity, ways are being studied to apply e-learning to the teaching of musical performance skills. These studies require learners to submit multimedia records of their learning status to instructors. This paper discusses how learners can enhance performance skills effectively from an “awareness” of performance status. We have used a multimediabased learning approach, which includes a mechanism to enhance awareness of current strengths and weaknesses. We have developed three models that are expected to be useful for learners in acquiring performance skills, and have analyzed differences in the level of skills achieved using the three models. This paper also shows that a learners can enhance their awareness of how to improve skills by submitting video performance records and by closely comparing them to the model performance.
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