Use of Music Study Materials

“A skill is a capability of doing a thing at a professional level that one does and wants to do. A skill and skill sets arise from regular practice, going through different stages, until the excellence is achieved.”

 

Music scholar, Genādijs Cipins

PERSISTENCE OF FOCUS

In any music lesson, when learning a subject, one or more of these musical games can be integrated in combination with a lesson learned from the book. The musical game is like a cheat sheet or a training tool for a student in every lesson. In the learning process one can check their answers, correct errors, and memorize.

INDEPENDENT LEARNING SKILLS

It is one of the most important skills to learn anything, because understanding is the key to remembering acquired knowledge.

IMPROVEMENT OF MEMORY

Visual, tactile and auditory memory are all being used and trained at the same time when using these musical games.

CREATION OF INSIGHT

This gives the student an opportunity to play with musical games repeatedly, in the meantime testing, stimulating thinking and learning continuously. Since this music teaching material is perceived as a game, a feeling of lack of competence is not created.

VOLUME OF SKILL LEARNING

Musical games are short and clear: they give a specific task that can be completed in a short period of time.

EXPRESSING CREATIVITY

Musical games can be combined in order to learn two or more subjects at a time. For example, a good idea is to simultaneously study notes in violin and bass clefs by looking for differences and correlations. Same way one can learn the durations of notes and rests. Musical games can also be combined with lessons from books or used while reading or performing a song from a music sheet.

INTEREST, MOTIVATION, SUCCESSION

Musical games offer new ways of teaching and learning for students and teachers alike.

PRACTICAL ACTIVITIES

Musical games is another effective way to help students apply the theoretical knowledge in practical tasks that help creating insight and understanding of a subject as well as memorizing it.